We believe passionately in providing a
curriculum that is broad and balanced. In the Reception classes our
curriculum is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage. Learning
experiences are provided that meet the developmental needs of all
children. These ensure children have a mixture of direct teaching
and exploring their own interests. Children are assessed through
ongoing observations by teachers using the Foundation Stage Profile.
When children move into Year 1 and during their next six years in
Bryony, the children’s curriculum is based on the National
Curriculum. The curriculum is organised into subjects; Literacy,
Mathematics, Science, Information & Communication Technology (ICT),
History, Geography, Art, Design Technology, Physical Education, PSHE
(Personal, Social & Health Education) & RE. French and Music are
taught weekly by specialist teachers.
Topics are carefully planned to ensure that learning is relevant and
inspirational. Children within each year group follow the same topic
Children are regularly assessed in the core subjects of English and
Mathematics through normal class activities. This includes weekly
spelling tests and daily one to one time to reading aloud.
Children’s progress is monitored throughout the year so that any
child slipping behind is identified and supported. Equally we
support gifted children to ensure they continue to excel. Children
in Year 2 also undertake Key Stage 1 National Assessments (SATS).