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 Intent, Implementation and Impact:
Six by Six -Our Curriculum Enrichment pledge can be accessed here
Early Years - Nursery and Reception
Click on each term for full details:
We follow the National Curriculum objectives for English, with each year group teaching these objectives through a variety of different class novels and a range of different writing genres.
We teach pre-cursive handwriting from Reception onwards to enable the children to learn the correct letter formation and joins from the beginning. We aim for all children to be using cursive handwriting by the end of Year 2 and to begin to develop their own handwriting style throughout Key stage 2.
Click the links below for detailed curriculum information:
Each topic has specific Geography and History enquiry questions that are focused on:
Year 1 Autumn
Year 1 Spring
Year 1 Summer
Year 2 Autumn
Year 2 Spring
Year 2 Summer
Year 3 Autumn
Year 3 Spring
Year 3 Summer
Year 4 Autumn
Year 4 Spring
Year 4 Summer
Year 5 Autumn
Year 5 Spring
Year 5 Summer
Year 6 Autumn
Year 6 Spring
Year 6 Summer
PSHE Knowledges Organisers -Whole Year (All year groups)
MFL Knowledge Organisers -Whole Year (All year groups)
Our MFL provision in Key Stage 2 is delivered by Specialist MFL Assistants from the British Council.
Which National Curriculum Objectives are covered in each topic?
Skills Progression in Geography, History, Art and DT
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 (Upper Key Stage 2)
Mr T Shrimpling (Lower Key Stage 2)