Our curriculum

The National Curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by schools so children learn the same things. Academies do not have to follow the National Curriculum but must teach a broad and balanced curriculum including English, Maths and Science, as well as Religious Education.

Key Stages

The curriculum is organised into blocks of years called ‘key stages’ (KS). At the end of each key stage, your child’s teacher will formally assess their performance to measure your child’s progress.

To view how we teach maths, reading and writing, please click on the relevant link below:

How we teach maths

How we teach reading

How we teach writing

Physical Education
At Brook House Primary, we believe that Physical Education (PE) is a vital part of the curriculum. It develops children’s knowledge, skills and understanding so that they can perform a range of physical activities with increasing competence and confidence. PE promotes children's understanding of their bodies in action. It involves thinking, selecting and applying skills, and promotes positive attitudes towards a healthy lifestyle thus enabling them to make informed choices about physical activity throughout their lives.

Foundation stage: In the Foundation Stage, the physical development of a child is designated a Prime Area of the new Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework. At Brook House Primary School, we provide children with the opportunity to take part in a range of activities that offer physical challenge, both indoors and outdoors, using a wide range of equipment and resources as they work towards the Early Learning Goals in this area. Teachers use the age-related statements in the Development Matters document to assess pupil progress and plan appropriate activities. 

Participation: All pupils are expected to participate in PE lessons. Pupils who are not able to take part due to sickness or injury will require a note from their parents/guardian. If this involves a long-term injury or ailment, then a doctor’s note or medical evidence will be required.

PE kit: 
All pupils should wear a PE kit during PE. This includes either shorts or tracksuit trousers, and a T-shirt (preferably white). Jeans and casual clothes are NOT considered suitable. If a pupil does not bring or wear his/her PE kit, they will not able to participate in the lesson. The school’s PE kit can be purchased online.

Powerful Knowledge
The Core Knowledge Sequence UK provides a detailed guide to the subject matter that will, year-by-year, give your child the fundamentals of an outstanding education. It is already used as the backbone of the curriculum in a number of English primary schools. For more information, click here

To see the Curriculum Map for this academic year, click here

Science
While learning Science at Brook House Primary School, children develop their knowledge and understanding of important scientific ideas, processes and skills while relating these to their everyday experiences, through a series of units.

All children have lots of opportunities to participate in practical activities, developing their investigative and experimental skills. Children learn how to observe, collect and sort data, make predictions, ask questions and record and interpret findings.

Each half term the children are taught a new Science unit. Please see the curriculum map for a breakdown of the units taught in each year group.

If you require more information about the school curriculum, please contact Ms Ruben on 020 8465 6226.