Welcome to Year 4 with Mrs Blomeley and Miss Laitl!
We are looking forward to the year ahead and the action packed topics that we have planned. Our first topic is How did the ... more
Broadbent Fold Primary and Nursery School is an exciting, stimulating and inclusive place to work and learn. The children are central to every decision and opportunity we offer and they play a major role in designing our curriculum. Working in partnership with parents and other outside agencies to ensure the best possible support and outcomes for children is Broadbent Fold’s number one priority. The Broadbent Fold curriculum is a strength of the school and inspires pupils to learn. The wide range of subjects help pupils acquire knowledge, understanding and skills in all aspects of their education. We pride ourselves on having a rich and challenging curriculum that engages our learners, ensures they make good progress and foster lifelong learning skills. Our topics and approaches help children to develop a sense of curiosity about the world and to take responsibility for their learning and achievements. We aim to provide children with real hooks for learning through enrichment activities such as visits, visitors and first hand experiences as we believe children learn by doing.
At Broadbent Fold we are committed to developing the whole child, enabling them to reach their full potential regardless of gender, disability, social class or special educational needs, in all areas of school life. We strive to ensure pupils are both numerate and literate by the end of Key Stage 2, preparing them for moving on to secondary school. Teaching staff are resolute on the importance of a curriculum which teaches children the aspects of social, moral, cultural and spiritual development and understanding which ensures they become good citizens in a multicultural Britain. We aim to give children a sense of self and an understanding and tolerance of others. Teachers ensure children are taught according to their ability rather than age using a variety of teaching styles and personalised learning approaches.To see what is taught in each year group and the subjects we follow, click on the links below.
Phonics is taught in EYFS and Key Stage 1, following the Letters and Sounds Phonics programme. This supports the teaching of reading and early spelling. The children take part in a variety of games and activities in order to practise reading and writing new and key words.
Guided reading happens daily and involves a mixture of group reading with a teacher or teaching assistant. Independent reading and activities are related to the guided reading books and phonics. Children are also heard reading independently by other adults in school and in Key Stage 2 have a reading buddy. Reading schemes used at Broadbent Fold include: Phonics Bug, Big Cat Phonics and the Oxford Reading Tree.
If you require any additonal information, please contact Ms McCoy (Deputy Head Teacher)