Our Curriculum

At Brougham Primary School we feel strongly that the curriculum needs to foster creativity and to be driven by what the pupils in Brougham Primary need. The drivers for our curriculum are: Possibilities To explore possibilities, to challenge stereotypes especially gender, to be the best they can be. Belonging To develop respect of each other, to know their place in the community and how to look after it. Confidence Emotional and physical security, confidence, to know that failure is part of the learning process and to develop self esteem. Initiative To be independent learners, solve problems, have aspirations for their future and good life skills. These drivers ensure that wherever possible the curriculum is delivered in a way that explores these issues. We believe that the school motto “We care, we share, we learn” embodies this .Great care has been given to ensure correct coverage of the National Curriculum and that assessment has been built in.

Early Years

Read, Write, Inc.

At Brougham Primary School children across EYFS, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two take part in the Read, Write Inc. synthetic phonics programme written by Ruth Miskin. Read Write Inc is a lively and systematic method of teaching synthetic phonics. Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language and how to sound-blend words for reading (decoding) at the same time as developing handwriting skills and spelling (encoding). The children read and write each day, and enjoy reading story books and non-fiction books matched to their level of reading. This programme begins in the Foundation Stage and once your child is reading at a level 2a they will have completed the programme.

EYFS Long Term Framework

Reception Weekly Breakdown

Reception Termly Drivers

Year 1 and 2

Reading Scheme

In Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, reading books are organised by colour book bands which correspond to a National Curriculum level. The children choose independent reading books and in Key Stage 1 the children have home reading books according to their given colour band whilst in Key Stage 2 children are encouraged to take a book home that is of interest to them from their classroom, topic area or library to be shared with someone at home. Within each year group, Children read in groups for guided reading which match their book banded levels.

Read, Write, Inc.

At Brougham Primary School children across EYFS, Key Stage One and Key Stage Two take part in the Read, Write Inc. synthetic phonics programme written by Ruth Miskin. Read Write Inc is a lively and systematic method of teaching synthetic phonics. Children learn the 44 common sounds in the English language and how to sound-blend words for reading (decoding) at the same time as developing handwriting skills and spelling (encoding). The children read and write each day, and enjoy reading story books and non-fiction books matched to their level of reading. This programme begins in the Foundation Stage and once your child is reading at a level 2a they will have completed the programme. Speed Sound Pronunciation video To view our Curriculum newsletters please click on the links below. 

Year 3 and 4

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Year 5 and 6

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Long Term Framework for Subject Areas

Literacy Lessons

Once children have completed the Read, write Inc program they join a literacy group. Within these groups, children complete a wide range of literacy activities to develop their reading, writing and speaking and listening skills based around a selected text. Wherever possible these texts are linked to the children’s current topic. During these sessions, a large emphasis on developing each child’s reading comprehension skills along with their writing composition ability which includes an understanding of grammatical structures. Children from year 2 to year 6 take part in these sessions and therefore throughout their primary school career the children are given the opportunity to access a wide range of texts which aims to develop a love of reading and writing for pleasure. English Long Term Framework Primary National Curriculum Autumn 2 LTF English Spring 1 LTF English

Maths

Maths Long Term Framework - Primary National Curriculum

Topics

Autumn 1

Remembrance Day

Autumn 2

Dangerous Curriculum

Christmas Day

Spring 1

St George's Day

Spring 2

Dangerous Curriculum

Summer 1

Summer 2

Dangerous Curriculum

Year 1

Autumn 1

DT Design, Make and Evaluate Textiles

Autumn 2

History

History Changes within Living memory. Where appropriate these should be used to reveal aspects of change in national life

Spring 1

DT

Healthy diet prepare a meal

Spring 2

Geography

The school and its grounds, map the area.

Summer 1

Geography

Countries of the UK and capitals, seas, physical features, seasonal weather.

Summer 2

Art

Sculpture and an artist

Year 2

Autumn 1

DT Design, Make and Evaluate Mechanical Toy

Autumn 2

History

Events Beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally

Spring 1

Art

Drawing and an artist

SATS

Spring 2

Art

Sculpture and an artist

Summer 1

Geography

The World name and locate continents, oceans etc contrast UK with India

Summer 2

History

Lives significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements. Some can be used to compare aspects of life in different periods.

Year 3

Autumn 1

History

The achievements of the earliest civilisations, an overview of where and when the first civilisations appeared and a depth study on one.

Autumn 2

History

The achievements of the earliest civilisations, an overview of where and when the first civilisations appeared and a depth study on one.

Spring 1

DT

Design, Make and Evaluate Textiles.

Spring 2

History

Local History (e.g. could be WW1 or development of Hartlepool)

Summer 1

Art

Drawing and an artist

Summer 2

Geography

UK its countries and cities, hills and mountains, rivers land use, water cycle and settlements etc)

Year 4

Autumn 1

History

Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. AD43 -410 Britain's settlements by Anglo Saxons and Scots, AD 450 Viking and Anglo Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England until Edward the confessor. AD 793

Autumn 2

History

Roman Empire and its impact on Britain. AD43 -410 Britain's settlements by Anglo Saxons and Scots, AD 450 Viking and Anglo Saxon struggle for the Kingdom of England until Edward the confessor. AD 793.

Spring 1

History

Changes in Britain from stone age to Iron Age. A Non European Society that provides contrast with British History Compare Mayan 750- 500BC with Iron Age 800BC

SATS Moderation

Spring 2

History

Changes in Britain from stone age to Iron Age. A Non European Society that provides contrast with British History Compare Mayan 750- 500BC with Iron Age 800BC

Summer 1

DT

Prepare and cook a healthy meal

Summer 2

Geography

The World “Explore” countries including Russia, North/South America, time zones, latitude and longitude, Earthquakes and volcanoes.

Year 5

Autumn 1

History

Ancient Greece a study of Greek Life and achievements and their influence on the world.

Autumn 2

DT

Design, Make and Evaluate electrical circuits

Spring 1

Geography

The world-Contrast physical and Human features of a Region in the UK, a Region of Europe and Region of North or South America.

Spring 2

Geography

The world-Contrast physical and Human features of a Region in the UK, a Region of Europe and Region of North or South America.

Summer 1

DT

Prepare and cook a healthy meal

Summer 2

Art

Drawing and a European artist

Year 6

Autumn 1

History

History: an aspect or theme that expands knowledge beyond 1066 (could be religion and beliefs and concentrate on the Tudors.)

Autumn 2

DT

History: an aspect or theme that expands knowledge beyond 1066 (could be religion and beliefs and concentrate on the Tudors.

Spring 1

Geography

Painting and an artist

Spring 2

Geography

Painting and an artist

Summer 1

Performance

Transition 

London

Summer 2

Performance

Transition 

London

Brougham Primary Progression Documents

National Curriculum Documents

National Curriculum documents for all subject areas, can be accessed here.

Other subjects

Want to know more about the curriculum at Brougham?

If you require any more details about the curriculum your child is following, please speak to your child's class teacher for further information. If you are a prospective parent and would like to find out more information about the curriculum at Brougham Primary School, please contact S Blake on 01429 273663.