Curriculum and Assessment
Happiness Through Learning
At Brompton Community Primary School, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum that embraces the new National Curriculum; we continue to be committed to ensuring pupils learn key knowledge and concepts for all subjects in greater depth.
Our planning provides an outline of core knowledge where teachers develop exciting and stimulating lessons in order to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge and understanding (please see the link above for planning documents). On some occasions there is enhancement of subject teaching by planned cross curricula themes and topics. English and Maths skills are highlighted in all areas of the children’s learning and remain a focus within all subject areas. Our curriculum threads SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural) across all subject areas and school life and ensures pupils are aware of the history and values of Britain and prepares pupils for life in modern Britain. We teach children how to keep safe; this includes assemblies and teaching through PSHE & C (Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship). There is high expectation for all groups of pupils with challenging learning for all. High quality AFL (Assessment for Learning) is used to personalise learning for all groups of learners, maximising their rates of progress. Pupils are encouraged to learn from mistakes, developing resilience and good learning behaviours.
If you would like any further information about our curriculum, please see the School Prospectus or make an appointment with a member of staff. Your child’s class teacher or Mrs Byrne will be more than happy to help with any queries you may have.
At Brompton Community Primary School the key purpose of assessment is to move children on in their learning. Continuous monitoring of each child’s progress gives a clear picture of what each child is doing. It is important that the teacher knows what has been remembered, what skills have been acquired and what concepts have been understood. This enables teachers to reflect on what children are doing and informs their future planning. The outcomes of our assessments will help children become involved in raising their own expectations, celebrating their own achievement and increasing their self-motivation, then learners are directly responsible for their own attainment and therefore must take charges of their own learning. Our assessments also provide information for others including:
- Parents and pupils- to show progress and areas for development and involve them in the learning process
- Other teachers- to help them plan and gain informed views
- Outside agencies- to provide evidence of attainment
Brompton Community Primary School uses Assessment for Learning as a tool for continual improvement by:
Sharing learning objectives with pupils
- Share learning objectives and outcomes at the beginning of the lesson and, where appropriate, during the lesson in language that pupils can understand using ‘Bloom’s Vocabulary’.
- Use these objectives as the basis for questioning and feedback during a lesson eg. ask pupils to explain what they are trying to learn and why
- Evaluate this feedback in relation to achievement of the learning objectives to inform the next stages of planning.