The Curriculum Design Statement
What is the Bracebridge Curriculum Intent?
Here at Bracebridge Infant and Nursery School, the curriculum is designed with our school motto 'Being the best we can be' in mind
Our curriculum is underpinned by four key drivers:
1. Ensuring every child a reader
2. Celebrating diversity
3 .Seeking knowledge and retaining knowledge through over learning
4. Developing a love of learning
Our curriculum is tailored to the needs, cohorts and diversity within our school community. Our curriculum empowers and enables our children to be ambitious, confident, independent and reflective learners, thus developing their knowledge across the curriculum. Through experiences, opportunities and questioning, we develop cultural capital for all learners so that they are prepared for junior school and beyond.
We have designed our curriculum with the intention that our topics to be exciting and engaging, so that children have exposure to subject specific vocabulary and knowledge that enables them to think like scientists, historians, engineers, chefs, mathematicians etc
Our curriculum is implemented in the following ways to allow our children to achieve:
Pupils are developing knowledge across the curriculum. They are knowing more, remembering more and can do more. We know this because the impact of our curriculum shows that by the end of each year, the vast majority of pupils should have achieved a Good Level of Development (EYFS) or achieved age related expectations; (Year 1 and 2) some pupils have greater depth of understanding. Pupils have made rapid improvements in phonics and reading outcomes based on high-quality teaching and tailored interventions. Children are able to recall knowledge, particularly the vocabulary that they have learnt identifying this through flashbacks and low stakes testing. Subject leaders monitor their subject closely through learning walks, book looks and talking to pupils about their learning.