Brinsworth Manor Junior School

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Brinsworth Lane, Rotherham, South Yorkshire S60 5BX

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Brinsworth Manor Junior School

Part of White Woods Primary Academy Trust

Curriculum

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. 

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English 

​At Brinsworth Manor children have daily English lessons and all children access the subject in its many disciplines.  These include reading, writing and GPS, as well as access to high quality texts across the curriculum, including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. Reading and Writing is developed through self regulation and meta-cognitive strategies so that each pupil has responsibility for their learning. We encourage and promote creativity, enquiry and pupil ownership. All children have access to the school library, which is designed to reflect libraries in the wider communities.  Reading for pleasure is an important part of our curriculum and children are encouraged to develop this. Reading regularly at home can support and nurture progression through primary school and help children grapple with increasingly difficult material as they progress through Key Stages. 
To help children access a wealth of texts and encourage a rich-reading diet, we use 'Power of Reading' from the Centre for Literacy in Primary Education (CLPE). CLPE is made of leading practitioners, authors, illustrators, linguists, librarians and educational consultants and professionals, to select a wide variety of literature for study at Early Years and beyond.  The 'Power of Reading' programmes of teaching are how we deliver our main class text that the pupils' writing is based on.  You can find free resources from CLPE (that we have used in remote learning) here.
We believe that reading can improve a child's mental health and well-being, increase their progress and build a better future for them as they progress through Key Stages.  We also believe that reading for pleasure is something that gives a child a sense of place in their world, teaches them about other lives, times and cultures and can also relax and soothe them. You can find lots of free chapters, recommendations and brilliant books here.
If you would like more information on how you can help your child improve in their reading skills then contact your child's class teacher through the parent email. 

Maths​

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.