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The Curriculum

Curriculum Intent


Everyone at Brookland Infant and Nursery School recognises that our curriculum has to be broad and balanced, offer children opportunities to grow and make progress as individuals from whatever their starting points may be. We believe that childhood should be a happy and investigative time, where curiosity and a thirst for new experiences and knowledge is nurtured.  We want our children to develop the necessary skills, knowledge and understanding to think and act in ways that will enable them to engage in the culture in which they live and to understand and appreciate the cultures of others.


We believe that learning should be memorable, hands on, active and challenging. We also want to develop children’s’ subject specific knowledge, understanding and skills. Therefore, at Brookland Infant and Nursery School we provide a rich ambitious learning environment, both inside and outside the classroom, which is conducive to high quality teaching and learning and inspires a love of learning.


We celebrate and welcome differences within our diverse school community.  It is our school’s intent to maximise the potential of all children and so our curriculum is tailored to the needs of our children; one which overcomes potential barriers to learning that we as a school identify.


Our children benefit from the outstanding parental support they receive to develop their English and Maths skills. Therefore, we need to further develop our children’s ability to apply these core skills across all curriculum subjects. This is why at Brookland Infant and Nursery School we implement a cross curricular approach. This enables our children to make meaningful links with their learning, to deepen their knowledge, inspire them to learn more and help them to remember more. 


Our Brookland Values (Courage, Respect, Friendship, Tolerance, Honesty and Responsibility) in conjunction with our curriculum enables our children to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society; preparing them for life beyond our school.  


Children leave Brookland Infant and Nursery School with the behaviours that they will need to succeed in the world and will be confident and successful lifelong learners.    

By the end of their time at Brookland Infant and Nursery School we want our children to be able to:

  • think creatively and use their imagination

  • solve problems

  • respect other people

  • communicate effectively

  • challenge themselves

  • be resilient and persevere

  • to form good relationships with others

  • be curious and ask questions

  • keep healthy and safe

  • to reflect on their learning

  • to care for their environment and the wider world


Our promise to our children

By the time you leave Brookland Infant and Nursery School you will have had the opportunity to:

  • Learn to play a musical instrument

  • Take part in a class Assembly

  • Sing in a concert

  • Be a Brookland Leader

  • Sleep one night away from home with your class

  • Swim in our pool and be taught by a Swimming Coach

  • Join our singing club

  • Enter a school based competition

  • Take part in the Barnet Dance Festival

  • Have a real life theatre experience

  • Listen to a live music band or orchestra

  • Take part in our themed curriculum weeks

  • Visit a museum or place of interest in London with your class

  • Have your voice listened to and influence decision making

  • Raise money for a chosen charity

  • Celebrate your culture and family traditions with others

  • Take part in a celebration from a different faith or culture to your own

  • Participate in a Sports Day

  • Attend an after school club - sports/arts/drama/language/singing