Brackenbury pupils engage in a rich and relevant curriculum, supporting them as successful learners and impacting positively on their performance in all subjects. Opportunities are created for the children to develop the knowledge and skills required, as outlined in the new National Curriculum and the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework.
Using a range of teaching styles and experiences we aim to foster in the children a love of learning and a passion for enquiry. Our aim is to provide children with a safe, yet challenging, environment in which they can take risks and make mistakes, developing their resilience and ability to be self-reflective as they do so.
We put emphasis on the experiential nature of learning, the ‘hands-on’ approach where children can learn by doing. We make use of the local area, both within the school grounds and beyond, to support the acquisition of skills in a way that is meaningful for the children.
We celebrate achievement in all areas and aim to have happy children who enjoy coming to school. We encourage self-expression and creativity while promoting respect for each other and the diverse community we live in.
Phonics / Reading schemes
Phonics is taught daily throughout Reception and Year 1 to develop phonological awareness, early reading and speaking and listening skills. We have incorporated materials from the ‘Read, Write, Inc’ scheme in line with the government’s ‘Letters and Sounds’ guidance to provide high quality teaching of these skills. A wide range of materials are used throughout the school to develop a love of reading and children are encouraged to read a range of genres.