The Curriculum at Bransty

At Bransty Primary School, our curriculum is designed to be stimulating and challenging for all our children.

We believe passionately in the importance of reading and understand how an immersion in a vocabulary rich environment is vital for children to not only access their learning more successfully, but also to achieve their full potential.

Beginning in the EYFS, through to the end of Year 6, the National Curriculum is taught in a rigorous and sequenced way: year on year, throughout each year and within each unit of learning.

Secure foundations built in the EYFS allow children to successfully continue accessing the curriculum into Year 1 and to progress strongly through to the end of each Key Stage.

Applying the same rigour and personalisation of the curriculum to those of our children with SEND, ensures that they also make appropriate progress during their time at school.

Curriculum planning starts with the National Curriculum, broken down into year groups and then organised into Learning Sequences which are used by teachers to gain a clear picture of expectations of learning for children in their year group. These Learning Sequences also allow teachers to understand what prior learning their children will have experienced and what they will subsequently be moving on to.

We have chosen to develop and build our curriculum around the excellent CUSP materials.

These are used to support sequencing and planning, allowing teachers to focus on tailoring the delivery of the curriculum appropriately to meet the needs of individual classes, allowing children to learn what is required in the best way for them, at that time.

In tailoring the delivery of the statutory requirements of the curriculum for our pupils, every opportunity is made to shape the context of the learning to the context of our school and the lived experiences of all our pupils.
This is, naturally, a developing and changing process as it is personalised not only to our school, but to our individual children at all stages in their learning.

More detailed information about each curriculum area can be found on the relevant subject specific pages.