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Curriculum Information

We deliver the National Curriculum as specified by the Department for Education and Skills in Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2). You can find out more about this by clicking here

This consists of core subjects: English (including drama), Maths, Science, ICT and RE and Foundation Subjects: Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music, Art. PE, PSHE and Citizenship (SRE to be added September 2020).

Year R complete the Foundation Stage Curriculum which is delivered through the following key areas:

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World (this forms the foundation for later work in Science, History, Geography, DT and IT)
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

Full details of the Early Years Foundation Stage framework can be found by clicking here and for further information on the Development Matters in the EYFS, please click here.

At Millbrook Infant School we believe that the Early Years of Education are crucial in developing a passion for knowledge and the start of life long learning. Whilst the key skills in English and Maths are vital and these underpin all of our curriculum as well as being taught discretely, we also firmly believe that learning should be linked wherever possible to allow children opportunities to use their skills within a fun, creative and problem solving approach. We ensure our curriculum is progressive and builds on what children already know.

Our curriculum is broad, balanced and allows time for all subjects to be valued. We provide many wonderful, stimulating opportunities for our children throughout their time with us.The following gives a flavour of these:

  • Educational visits and visitors linked to themes being taught in class e.g. Year 2 have visitors showing off old vehicles as part of their transport topic. Year 1 visit a large local park to discover the history of the rides there. We try to incorporate visits or visitors within each topic.
  • Where possible we enhance our topics with lots of actual artefacts, e.g. original toys from the past, a Keyper when we are finding out about Judaism.
  • We plan for special events each year e.g. Book Week or Magic Maths mornings – the focus for these events runs throughout the school or year group and sometimes involve a collective assembly where the children are able to share with peers what they have been doing.

We also endeavour to give the children an understanding of personal, social, moral, spiritual and health education, as well as an awareness of the world of work and intercultural understanding. We value our well developed outside areas as learning resources and make maximum use of them.

As an Infant School, we provide 25 hours of education time per week for our children. This includes playtimes, assemblies and registration time.

We run a range of after school clubs for children such as football, gymnastics etc. We do try to vary the clubs we offer the children. For more information contact the school office. 

We welcome your support in working with your child at home to reinforce and/or extend work in the classroom. Sharing books with your child, working to help them learn words by sight and finding phonic patterns, are activities you might be asked to support your child in as they move through the school.

Learning to read is a priority for young children therefore we recommend you share a reading book each night, recording how your child has done in their Homework Diary.

A full copy of our homework policy is available in school.

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