"My daughter is very happy at school. She enjoys learning and has progressed very well in all areas. She has made good relationships with her teachers and support staff which is so reassuring as a parent to know your child is safe and happy at school. The teachers, teaching assistants and all staff are always extremely approachable, helpful and kind to both children and parents alike."
We aim to develop pupils for the challenges of their future. They will be confident, articulate, independent and adaptable young people, who are able to show kindness, consideration, compassion and respect for all aspects of the world around them. They will have a positive self-image, an engaging curiosity to explore the wider world and a sense of excitement for the future.
If you would like any further information regarding the National Curriculum then please click here or speak to our Phase Leaders.
The school is organised over 18 classes:
Foundation Stage with two classes.
Key Stage 1 has three Year 1 classes and three Year 2 classes.
Lower Key Stage 2 comprises of three Year 3 classes and two Year 4 classes.
Upper Key Stage 2 has three Year 5 classes and two Year 6 classes.
Each of these stages is overseen by a phase leader who is also part of the school leadership team.
Long term Plans
Reading Schemes and Phonics
Our phonics scheme has been created to deliver a progressive, consistent, synthetic phonics curriculum. The progression was developed to build and develop the skills and understanding children need to become effective readers and writers. Our bespoke phonics scheme was developed by three of our very experienced Foundation and Key Stage One teachers, all with over 20 years teaching experience.
Our reading scheme is organised into phases to match our school’s bespoke phonics scheme. We supplement the Pearson’s Phonic Bugs scheme with some Collin’s Big Cats and Oxford Reading Tree books. Please see our English section for more details.
It is our intention that we want children to leave Brixworth Primary School having a firm grasp of all aspects of the maths curriculum, to understand and explain how calculations work and to be able to apply this to everyday life situations. We want all children to have an enjoyment of maths and understand that maths is so important to life beyond the classroom.
We aim to develop this understanding through thorough coverage of the curriculum in each year group and children are supported to deepen their learning through prove it style questions which enable children to explain their reasoning and justify their mathematical thinking. Further deepening questions include finding the errors in calculations, justifying a statement, explain why a statement may be true or false and presenting learning in different ways.
We have an outline of the coverage across all the strands of the curriculum and we use a range of resources to enhance and develop teaching and learning. Teaching is built up with children using concrete manipulatives (objects) and pictorial representations (pictures), before moving to abstract symbols (numbers and signs). Within this, children first become fluent with the fundamentals of mathematics through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems. Next is mathematical reasoning by following a line of enquiry, form conclusions about relationships and generalisations and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language. Finally, children apply their mathematics to a variety of problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions. Children are taught to use the correct mathematical language when discussing, explaining reasoning and when justifying answers.
Through their time here children build and develop on what they have learnt previously which gives them the confidence to build learning up and have enthusiasm for the subject.