We believe that in order to give our pupils the best possible schooling, our curriculum has to be based around the gaining and applying of knowledge, as those with knowledge are considered to have the potential to do better in life.
The school uses the National Curriculum for all subjects, which is delivered to all children. A well- planned and sequenced curriculum has been designed by subject leaders to ensure skills and knowledge are built upon, across Key Stage Two. In our curriculum skills, progression & knowledge document, there are clearly defined objectives for each year group and Key Stage 2 as a whole.
We aim to ensure that our curriculum introduces the children to ‘the best that has been thought and said'. Alongside our curriculum, our children have the opportunity to achieve in sport and art & culture, these include Young Voices, Picture This, fixture nights across the Trust, intramural sports, art clubs, gardening club, musical performances and Enterprise, to name just a few.
For more information about the curriculum in each year group, please click on the document below.
Influenced, inspired and informed by the work of leading maths researchers and practitioners across the world, White Rose Maths brings together a team of highly experienced and passionate maths teaching experts to train, guide, help and support all those who want to make change happen within school and to change the future of children.
White Rose Maths is developed to match the National Curriculum and uses the 'mastery' approach to mathematics. This involves children deepening their understanding of a mathematical concept through reasoning and problem solving. We use the CPA (concrete, pictorial and abstract) approach to Maths, whereby children will explore a concept using resources to help them to understand, then move to representing through pictures, and finally, through a written method. We feel that this helps children to understand how Maths works rather than just ‘do’ it.
Our mantra is simple: at Brinsworth Manor Junior School - Everyone can!
Together, we’re building a whole new culture of deep understanding, confidence and competence in maths – a culture that produces strong, secure learning and real progress. No matter what their starting points, we help teachers and learners everywhere to achieve excellence.
As we prove this to pupils, we are shaping assured, happy and resilient mathematicians who relish the challenge of maths. They become independent, reflective thinkers, whose skills not only liberate them in maths but also support them across the curriculum.
We are committed to working together to be and give the very best, and to make a difference to every pupil.
Below you can see our Addition & Subtraction and Multiplication & Division calculation policies based on White Rose Maths.