At Brunswick our school curriculum has been carefully planned using the guidance set by DfE along with Chris Quigleys ‘Essentials’. We have ensured that our pupils benefit from an exciting and creative thematic based curriculum which promotes individuality and independence ensuring our children develop a full sense of our vision ‘Desire to Learn, Aspire to Achieve’.
Please have a look at our curriculum plans across the year groups by clicking on the appropriate year group tabs.
Phonics and Reading
We use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics from EYFS to end of KS1. We also use the Jolly Phonics scheme along with cued articulation to supplement this.
We use a variety of Reading Schemes from EYFS through to KS2 ensure all children are encouraged to read for pleasure daily at home and school. All children take home a levelled reading book and free choice book from our recently refurbished library.
The Maths and Literacy curriculum
At Brunswick we use Literacy as a ‘hook’ to enthuse and interest children into our exciting and stimulating thematic curriculum which encourages and enriches children’s writing experiences.
‘The overarching aim for English in the National Curriculum is to promote high standards of literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the written and spoken word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment’. (National Curriculum)
In mathematics we teach children to move and make links freely across the program of study as to ensure they become successful mathematicians who can apply there mathematical knowledge to a wide range of problems.
We use Numicon to support children’s mathematical development from Foundation Stage to Year 6.
Science is highly valued throughout Brunswick and we recognise our responsibility in preparing our children for life in the 21st century. It is a clear area of our curriculum which opens up children’s aspirations about the world in which we live and the amazing developments that science technology and developments bring. Aspiring the minds of future scientists.
Early Years Foundation Stage
“Every child deserves the best possible start in life and support to fulfil their potential. Children develop quickly in the early years and a child’s experiences between birth and age five have a major impact on their future life chance. A secure, safe and happy childhood is important in its own right. Good parenting and high quality early learning together provide the foundation children need to make the most of their abilities and talents as they grow up.”
“Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage”, Department for Education, 2012
At Brunswick we greatly value the important role that the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) plays in laying secure foundations for future learning and development Our Early Years team ensure all our children are provided with valuable learning experiences that not only provide them with the foundations to their lifelong learning but also prepare them with the foundations of lifetime skills.