Curriculum

Rationale

At Bredhurst we have implemented a rich, engaging, bespoke curriculum which meets the needs of all our learners.  It covers the aims and objectives from the National Curriculum in a creative and inspiring way. Our curriculum is encompassing, varied and is full of meaningful learning opportunities.  Our intention is for our children to leave Bredhurst 'knowing more';  we aspire for our children to be  knowledgeable with the ability to speak confidently across a range of topics  and be excited about the world we live in. 

We teach in a very cross curricular way, embedding our learning, our geography and history based topics  are  interlinked with our English texts and learning.  The children are highly engaged as their learning is intrinsically linked.  They are able to apply the skills taught effectively across the curriculum and to a range of subjects.  We do not teach in isolation but ensure our teaching has meaning and purpose.  The knowledge taught in history is transferred to the English, deepening and widening the understanding across both subjects.  This approach is highly successful at creating highly motivated learners.  

As we teach in mixed age classes, our foundation learning is not taught as separate year groups.  Our children are taught different topics according to the class they are in. We have a cyclical approach to our learning so we can build upon previous learning, therefore  children's knowledge  and skills build and develop overtime. Our whole curriculum is bound together by both the school values and British values on which we place so much emphasis and which make us such a positive, successful community of learners.

Above all, our curriculum is designed to help every single child to: enjoy childhood, strive to be the best they can, persevere in their learning and become future citizens who will impact positively on society. 

To find out more about our engaging, inspiring curriculum follow the links to our class pages where you will our termly overviews.

 

 

Mathematics

  

Phonics and Reading

All children in Early Years and Key Stage 1, have daily phonics teaching.  We use a combination of schemes.  In Early Years we start our phonics learning using Jolly Phonics.  Children in Year 1 and 2 are taught using Letters and Sounds.

Key Stage 1 Reading Scheme

In Key Stage 1,  we us a variety of reading schemes, which are mainly phonics based.  We use a combination of: Jelly Beans, Phonics Box (Alpha Blocks) and Oxford Reading Tree.

Jelly Beans

 

 

  Phonics Box (Alpha Blocks)

Oxford Reading Tree

RE Curriculum

The Kent Agreed Syllabus Incorporating Understanding Christianity

This can be downloaded by clicking here

 

 

For more information please follow the link to the National Curriculum