The Brooklands Curriculum
The school is determined to ensure it continues to develop well-rounded, articulate, confident and high –achieving children. Our curriculum design develops and strengthens the generally high starting points that our children have when they enter school. The curriculum provides clear opportunities to develop the children’s knowledge and ensures that they apply this to deepen their understanding. The curriculum is very successful as our pupils leave Year 6 as articulate and well-rounded individuals where attainment at Greater Depth is often twice or sometimes almost three times the national average.
Our curriculum ensures that there is a much greater emphasis on the ‘powerful knowledge’ that children need in order to not only truly understand concepts, but also to enable them to apply the knowledge, offer informed explanations, make links and spot patterns. Crucially, it will also provide them with the essential foundations for the next part of their educational journey and beyond.
On this page you will find further details of the curriculum at Brooklands. In addition to the links below our Prospectus contains a significant amount of information about our curriculum, including reading scheme and phonics teaching information.
Phonics and Reading
Phonics lessons within the Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1 are delivered using the Letters and Sounds Programme –
A range of reading schemes are used throughout the school - Oxford Reading Tree, Rigby Star and Pearson
The Department for Education has published guidance on the role of schools in promoting British Values. The link below indicates how Brooklands meets this requirement.
Our curriculum is designed to have a mixture of both discrete and topic based learning. Our topic based approach means that individual subjects are linked and taught through a variety of interesting and engaging topics. Our topics ensure that all areas of the National Curriculum are taught in a joined-up and meaningful way. Mathematics and English are also clearly deve The links below provide an overview of teaching in both Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:
For further information about our curriculum please contact our Assistant Heads:
Mrs L Hampton (Early Years)
Mr J Donnelly (Key Stage 1)
Miss K Putt (Key Stage 2)