Curriculum Rationale

The rationale behind our curriculum at Brackensdale Primary School 2018/19

The curriculum is designed with the children’s interests at the centre to provide memorable experiences, creative opportunities and time to embed skills across the curriculum.  Each topic starts with an activity to engage interest and curiosity.  At this stage, topic webs and ideas for learning at home are shared with parents and carers to strengthen the partnership between home and school.  The curriculum is designed to allow time for development of skills, acquisition of knowledge, creative thinking and problem solving leading to deeper learning that can be applied in different contexts.  Underpinning this is a drive to enrich vocabulary, develop communication and further improve listening skills.  At the end of the topic, children, parents and carers are encouraged to reflect, celebrate and value all our successes.