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The Curriculum

Brookland Infant and Nursery School

‘Be Kind, Grow Together, Learn Forever’

 

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum values and finds a balance between both skills and knowledge which when combined enriches the learning experiences for our children. It is delivered through topics which interest and inspire our children whilst simultaneously providing a meaningful and engaging context for their learning. We make the best use of our local environment to enhance teaching and learning. We also incorporate educational visits welcome visitors and parents into school to enrich our curriculum; fully acknowledging the importance of cultural capital.

 

At Brookland Infant and Nursery School we want our children to develop the following basic skills:

  • To speak clearly and convey ideas confidently.
  • To read fluently and develop a love for reading.
  • To communicate ideas in writing efficiently and effectively.
  • To calculate efficiently and apply skills to solve problems.
  • To use new technologies confidently and purposefully.

 

We want our children to be literate, numerate and technologically capable, but we also want our children to be able to think for themselves. Therefore our curriculum is driven by 4 learning principles that we believe our children require to become successful life-long learners.  

 

Our 4 learning principles:

  • CreativeHow the children express themselves.

Our children will become effective communicators; being able to express their thoughts and ideas and communicate their feelings, wants and needs.  This is seen across the school in a variety of ways. We believe that communication is the foundation of all relationships and is essential for social interaction, play and learning skills to develop.

  • AmbitiousHow the children demonstrate positive learning behaviours.

Our children will become effective learners by developing resilience, risk taking, confidence, responsibility and pride. All of these elements drive self-improvement and result in highly motivated lifelong learners.

  • CuriousWhat the children learn and how it links to their understanding of their place in the world.

Our children will be inquisitive learners who question, reason and explain. They will acquire subject-specific knowledge and understanding as set out in the EYFS statutory framework and National Curriculum so they reach and exceed their potential. Through the teaching of British Values linked to our Brookland Values, our children will be responsible young people who are prepared for life in the diverse modern world. We will enable our children to understand their place within the world and how they can positively contribute to society. They will develop a respect of others through an understanding of our world and the people and cultures within it.

  • HealthyHow the children ensure they are ready to learn.

Our children will develop as healthy learners who understand the importance of a healthy body and a healthy mind to prepare them for learning. Our children will develop positive characteristics. We will provide them with the tools and strategies required to deal with situations in a positive and effective way.

If you want to find out more about our curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher or Miss Simpson, our DHT.

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