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Our Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum is underpinned by our school vision and values.

‘We are respectful citizens with curious minds and aspirational goals’

Our EBOR values of ‘Excellence’, ‘Belonging’, ‘Opportunities’ and ‘Respect’ are the foundation of learning and teaching in school we have a culture of trust, honesty and mutual respect so we can work together and help each other achieve our best.

Our curriculum focuses very much on the needs of our children.  We teach them knowledge and skills, as set out in the National Curriculum and also give them opportunities and experiences to learn additional skills and knowledge to ensure they are equipped to be good citizens, have a deeper understanding of our world and how they can make a positive contribution.

We encourage children to become confident, independent learners who are able to contribute positively to the school and the community in which they live so that they can take their full place in society secure as individuals, whilst able to respect the needs and values of others.

Our long term plan links all subjects within each year group to our key theme for the term and as children progress through school, learning embeds and extends previously learned key knowledge, skills and vocabulary. We plan each term, reflecting on what children know and what they need to ensure our curriculum intent is implemented.  During the autumn term we plan the curriculum through a theme of ‘Identity’, the spring term through ‘Our World’ and the summer term through ‘ Growing Responsibility’.

COVID-19 Whole School Return September 2020

As all children return to a new academic year after many being away from school and taking part in home learning instead as a result of the pandemic, we have planned a recover curriculum to support children back into learning at school.   We have wellbeing sessions every day and will look at how COVID-19 has impacted on the world, our community and ourselves.  Our curriculum then focuses on identity and how we can recover and make a difference to ourselves, our community and or world, linking our curriculum intent to the current situation we are living through.

Please look at our long term planning and planning for this term to see what we are learning in school. 

Brotherton & Byram Long Term Creative Curriculum Plan 2020-2021

Medium Term Planning Cycle 3 2020-2021

Phonics is taught using Letters & Sounds

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Provision including Promoting British Values – please click the link below.

SMSC and Promoting British Values

Relationships, Health and Sex Education

Relationships, Health and Sex Education (RSE) has become statutory for all schools from September 2020.  The RSE curriculum is planned as part of our long term and medium term planning alongside all other subjects, including PSHE.  Please click on our long term plans for more details.

Please see our RSE drop down link for more details of RSE teaching and learning, long term plans and our RSE policy.