Bramley Grange Primary School bases its personalised curriculum around the national curriculum 2014. The school has mixed age classes and structures the curriculum around this model. The curriculum at Bramley Grange is split into three phases:
- Early (Foundation/KS1)
- Middle (Y3/4)
- Later (Y5/6)
We teach through a stage not age approach and plan to meet individual needs of our children in order to ensure they achieve well and make the best possible progress.
Objectives in the curriculum are taken from the national curriculum and additional objectives have been added to include those aspects of learning that our children explicitly need to be taught.
Teaching is based around exciting, relevant themes and enriched by activities and visits. All learning has an exciting hook to engage children including high quality texts and interesting starting points. We teach the children the skills and knowledge we believe will be essential for them as they progress through their education. These skills are:
- Personal development
Alongside this core set of skills we teach national curriculum subject areas:
- PSHCE (Rotherham Scheme of work)
- RE (locally agreed syllabus)
- Design & Technology
We work with children to select themes for learning from their interests to motivate and inspire them towards learning.
Our Curriculum is also enhanced by skills for life which were chosen by children and parents:
- We look after ourselves and each other through respect, tolerance, empathy, honesty and being well grounded
- We use our thinking skills to problem solve, question, innovate and explore possibilities
- We are reflective and adaptable
- We can work together to celebrate success by team working and being supportive of each other
- We can work on our own to be independent, take initiative, be organised and make decisions
- We always have a can do attitude; resilience, confidence and high self esteem
- We are the best we can be : motivation, ambition
Reading is taught through systematic phonics following the read write inc programme in early years and KS1. This programme is taught as an intervention in KS2 for those learners who need additional teaching to secure their skills in phonics, reading and writing. We also teaching children a wide range of skills to decode text such as: picture cues and contextual cues through individual and guided reading. We follow a banded reading scheme and children are tracked through the bands.