The Curriculum

 

At Brookland our curriculum is rooted deep within our Christian Vision of brightening not only our own future but that of others.

We believe that when our children are happy and safe that we do our best. We believe in the highest aspirations for all. Through challenge, the desire to succeed and realising potential, we understand there are no limits to what can be achieved and find the true value and meaning in our lives

Alongside our Christian Values, we believe in inspiring a love of learning to achieve our full potential. Through a range of learning experiences we work to develop: 

Reflective Learners

– Independent Enquirers

– Team Workers

– Self Managers

– Effective Participators

– Resourceful Thinkers  

Our curriculum is organised into three areas – Discover, Explore, Create.  

Working across three terms allows us to explore areas of the curriculum in greater depth. We believe that our children deserve inspirational learning opportunities. Curriculum planning ensures that children are immersed in exciting projects with ‘beautiful outcomes’ 

Using a concept-based learning model, we begin by identifying the curriculum content to be covered. Key concepts can be drawn out to allow different elements of the curriculum to be threaded together. The concepts are then framed using an enquiry question, which act as a starting point for each experience. For example – Do all children have the same start in life? Do our choices really matter?

All our projects are contextualised, relevant and purposeful. Children work to develop an understanding through the terms, year on year of what the past has taught us, how does that relate to our present experiences, what could it look like in our future and what part and responsibility do I have for making that happen – ‘For A Brighter Future’

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ENQUIRY QUESTIONS OVERVIEW – CYCLE A

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ENQUIRY QUESTIONS OVERVIEW – CYCLE B

The National Curriculum

If you’d like to find out more about the National Curriculum, you can visit the official National Curriculum website by clicking here. Alternatively, your child’s classroom teacher will always answer any questions that you have, or you can click on the image to download the Department of Education’s National Curriculum Framework document.