Castle Bromwich

Infant and Nursery School

Reach for the Stars

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Curriculum

What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here. Click on each Topic for more information!

 

OUR CURRICULUM INTENT

At Castle Bromwich Infant and Nursery School we consider the extent to which we are equipping our children with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed. Central to this are the key academic, personal and vocational skills which prepare them for the next stage of their lives. We have a creative enquiry-based curriculum which allows our children to learn the basic skills of oracy, reading, writing, and to be numerate, but also to experience the richness and diversity of the wider curriculum. This enhances the world of learning children access in school, and as such develops their cultural capital and a readiness for living in the wider world beyond school.

KEY SKILLS

ENGLISH

To deliver an innovative English curriculum which enables and empowers children’s written and oral communication.

Throughout the school the children are taught to read using a systematic, synthetic phonics approach. We encourage the children to develop the ability and desire to read deeply and widely for pleasure & understanding. They acquire and can apply the age appropriate key skills of spelling, grammar and punctuation. They write clearly, accurately coherently and neatly.

 

MATHS

To ensure that pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of maths, know and can confidently apply key skills and reason mathematically.

It is essential that all children have a secure and confident grasp and can apply age-appropriate key skills and mathematical vocabulary which allows them to access a deeper understanding and make links between areas of maths, applying their mathematical knowledge to science and other subjects.

 PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT AND VALUES

PERSONAL SKILLS   SCHOOL VALUES   BRITISH VALUES

Leadership

Commitment

Sharing

Honesty

Democracy

Mutual respect

Resilience

Teamwork

Friendship

Trust

Individualism

Rule of Law

Self-reliance

Perseverance

Kindness

Politeness

Liberty

Tolerance

Critical thinking

Independence

Self-esteem

Respect

Pride

Inclusiveness

CREATIVITY

ART & DESIGN

We want our children to be creative, confident in the use of colour and different artistic mediums.

Pupils need to develop their artistic skills in drawing, painting, printing, modelling, designing, 3D techniques, digital art and an appreciation of artists through confident creativity.

 

DESIGN TECHNOLOGY

We want our pupils to use of a broad range of skills and understanding to design and make products that solve real & relevant problems in a variety of contexts.

This should also enable pupils to produce innovative ideas and prototypes.

 

EXPRESSIVE ARTS & PE

An appreciation of music, dance, drama and languages as essential elements of cultural capital.

We place great value on children’s ability to express themselves through the arts, dance, drama & languages. PE and Sport are well promoted through the curriculum.

HISTORY AND HERITAGE

HISTORY

Our history curriculum develops knowledge and understanding of people and events from a range of historical periods.

We want our children to be passionate historians, encouraged to think, reflect, debate and discuss historical evidence

 

CULTURAL HERITAGE

We feel that it is important that children understand and value their own identity and heritage.

This includes their cultural roots, as citizens of Castle Bromwich, Solihull, the UK, and as members of a global society. This includes diversity and inclusiveness. To know that we have a royal family.

UNDERSTANDING THE WORLD

GEOGRAPHY

Our Geography curriculum engages children in the study of the wider world, people, places & the environment.

Children need to have a knowledge of the world– oceans continents, major countries & cities, social and physical geography, the environment and sustainability

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS

It is equally important that our children have an age-appropriate understanding of British and World News.

Current affairs include matters of political importance world leaders & our Prime Minister. Having ability to consider a wide range of views to draw opinions.

DISCOVERY

SCIENCE

Developing scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding, and a thirst for investigation, experimentation, exploration and discovery.

Through practical investigation and the development and application of key scientific skills from year to year

 

TECHNOLOGY/ COMPUTING

Understanding and applying the fundamental principles of computing.

Computing is fundamental in helping pupils to acquire the skills to use a range of computing tools safely, effectively, with purpose and enjoyment.

 

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