At Brookside Primary School, we teach through an exciting, creative skills based curriculum, embedding cross curricular links to maximise learning opportunities and engagement.


Our whole curriculum is shaped by our school vision, which aims to enable all children regardless of background, ability, additional needs to flourish ‘to be happy and successful in everything we do'


The majority of foundation subjects are taught through this progressive thematic approach although some aspects of the National Curriculum may be taught discretely.   


We believe that children learn in different ways.  We provide a rich and varied learning experience that allows all children to develop their skills and abilities to their full potential.


Through our teaching we:

  • enable children to become confident, resourceful, enquiring and independent life-long learners

  • foster children’s self-esteem and help them build positive relationships with other people

  • develop children’s self-respect and encourage children to respect the ideas, attitudes, values and feelings of others

  • show respect for all cultures and, in so doing, to promote positive attitudes towards other people

  • enable children to understand their community and help them feel valued as part of this community

  • help children grow into reliable, independent and positive citizens.


At Brookside, all our teachers and teaching assistants challenge and inspire.  We demand the very best from our children.  All staff have an excellent subject knowledge and are competent and confident in teaching phonics and other basic skills including reading, writing, computing and maths.  Our teachers use a variety of interactive teaching methods to enable all pupils to learn effectively.


We assess pupils’ work  and use assessments to help and encourage pupils to overcome difficulties and to inform next steps.   Clear learning objectives are used in all lessons and pupil self-assess against the learning objectives.


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