Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery School, Broom Road, Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17 8AN

01740 651 363

broomcottages@durhamlearning.net

Curriculum And Key Stages

Here you will find links to all of our Key Stages. Click on a tab to find our what your child will be learning this term.

 

Children learn phonics using Read Write Inc and Literacy and Language depending on their stage of development. For more information please click here.

Pupils use Accelerated Reader and they are free to chose books withing their assessment level. 

Lexia is used for reading interventions.

 

We follow the Durham County syllabus and teach mainly Christianity alongside other religions and beliefs.Unless a child is specifically withdrawn from collective worship by parents/carers, all children participate in R.E. lessons and acts of collective worship. These may take the form of a whole school assembly, a phase assembly or a class group. 

 

Sex and relationship education forms part of our P.S.H.C.E. lessons and is taught right through school. We are proud to be a caring school community, with children being encouraged to consider others at all times. Our lessons are age appropriate and as children mature we aim to deliver the right balance of knowledge and social responsibility.

We work closely with local health professionals and our Year 5 and 6 children, with parental/carer permission, take part in lessons which discuss growing up, body changes and the emotional issues of puberty.

 

All children will be expected to access the full P.E. curriculum unless there is a specific reason why they cannot. We ask parents/carers to contact us to discuss these reasons.

We have many opportunities for children to be involved in sports and exercise including local tournaments, sports festivals and optional after school clubs.

We ask that at all times children have a full, named P.E. kit in school including trainers. Please see the uniform section for the required kit. We allow small plain stud ear rings to be worn in school, but these must be removed for P.E. and swimming.

 

If you have any questions or comments relating to the curriculum please contact Mr Kavanagh, Headteacher.