Curriculum

The National Curriculum applies to pupils of compulsory school age in school. 

The curriculum is divided up as follows:
The Foundation Stage -  this is the curriculum followed by pupils in the Nursery and in Reception year
Key Stage 1 curriculum - followed by pupils in years 1 & 2 

The Foundation Stage
The Foundation stage has its own areas of study with 7 Early Learning Goals:

  • Physical development
  • Personal, Social & Emotional development
  • Communication & Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Expressive Art & Design
  • Understanding the world

Parents' guide to the Foundation Stage

Key Stage 1 
The key stage 1 currculum includes the following subjects:

  • English
  • Maths
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Design and Technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Music
  • P.E.

Religious Education (RE) is a statutory requirement for all pupils (except where parents request otherwise) and is taught according to our locally agreed syllabus.

We have devised a whole school curriculum overview that we call a STEPs document

It combines the Early Year's Framework, the National Curriculum 2014 and assessment statements.

It is a working document that teachers use to plan for and assess children's learning. 

Click here to see the class Topics for 2019-20. For further information, please speak to your child's class teacher. 

Our Approach to Teaching and Learning

Brewster Avenue Learning Philosophy

Brewster Avenue Inspirational teachers

Brewster Avenue Inspirational teachers flow chart

Brewster Avenue Inspirational learners

Phonics and Reading Schemes

Children follow Letters and Sounds and the intervention Rapid Phonics. Click here to find out more about Letters and Sounds.

Books are organised into coloured bands and include a mixture of schemes including Floppy's Phonics, Collins Big Cat and Project X. Click here to find out more about the school's approach to reading. 

2Build a Profile

2Build a Profile Primary is an app that we use to provide a simple way to record observations of your child's learning. The app is used from nursery to Year 2 and is pre-installed with the EYFS framework objectives and National Curriculum 2014 learning objectives.

We will print out a report every half term and you will be able to view the observations/assessments every Parent’s Evening.

The observations on the app are the main assessment method for EYFS and will form their EYFS Profile that you will receive at the end of the year in nursery and reception. The observations form part of the record of learning for KS1 and you will receive the full KS1 report at the end of Year 2.  

Assessment

We use a range of techniques to assess the progress the children are making in order to support them effectively and to move forward with their learning.

During May, children in Year 2 take tests in reading and maths to support assessments carries out by teachers. 

During June, Year 1 children take the Phonics Screening Check. The school reports children's attainment to the Government and also to parents. 

At the end of Reception and Year 2, the school reports children's attainment levels to the Government and also to parents. 

Children's attainment and progress is discussed with parents and termly parents evenings and reported in the annual end of year report.