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. For more information please click here.
Pupils use Accelerated Reader and they are free to chose books withing their assessment level.
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County syllabus and teach mainly Christianity alongside other religions and beliefs.Unless a child is specifically withdrawn from collective worship by parents/carers, all children participate in R.E. lessons and acts of collective worship.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.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.
OUR STATEMENT OF INTENT FOR PROMOTING CURRICULUM EQUALITY
At Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery School we are committed to equality.
Our aim is that all pupils will fulfil their potential, no matter their needs.
Our School is committed to all anti-discriminatory practices, promoting equality of opportunity and valuing diversity for all children and families.
We aim to:
- Provide a secure and accessible environment in which all our children can flourish and in which all their contributions are considered and valued.
- Include and value the contribution of all families to our understanding of equality and diversity.
- Provide positive non-stereotyping information about gender roles, diverse ethnic and cultural groups and disabled people.
- Improve our knowledge and understanding of issues of anti-discriminatory practice, promoting equality and valuing diversity.
- Make inclusion a thread that runs through all of the activities of the school.
Broom Cottages Primary and Nursery School prides itself in being very inclusive and we will endeavour to support every child regardless of their level of need.
All pupils follow the National Curriculum at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities.
At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented.
To successfully match pupil’s ability to the curriculum there are some actions we may take to achieve this:
- We will ensure that all pupils have access to the school curriculum.
- We will ensure that all pupils have access to all school activities.
- We will help all pupils achieve to the best of their abilities, despite any difficulty or disability they may have.
- We will ensure that teaching staff are aware of and be sensitive to the needs of all pupils, teaching pupils in a way that is more appropriate to their needs.
- We will help pupils gain in confidence and improve their self-esteem through social programmes.
- We will work in partnership with parents/ carers, pupils and relevant external agencies in order to provide for children’s special educational needs and disabilities.
- We will identify at the earliest opportunity, all children who need special consideration to support their needs (whether these are educational, social, physical or emotional)
- We will make suitable provision for children with SEND to fully develop the their abilities, interests and aptitudes and gain maximum access to the curriculum.
- We will ensure that all children with SEND are fully included in all school activities to allow them to achieve and fulfil their potential.
- We will promote the self-worth and enthusiasm of all children and encourage their independence regardless of their age or ability.
- We will promote a sense of achievement for all children.
- We will regularly review the school’s policy and provision in order to achieve best practice.
If you have any questions or comments relating to the curriculum please contact Mr Kavanagh, Headteacher.
Mr Kavanagh is available Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. On a Monday or Tuesday, please contact Mr Shields, Acting Headteacher.