This section of our website is focused on our Curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and the Curriculum offer for children in Years 1 to 6.
The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. Over the last few year, this has included developing a school links with other schools in Kenya and Zimbabwe and participation in the Go Givers award scheme.
Our Curriculum also includes the social aspects imperative for life-long learning. The Investing in Children Award and the Go Givers award scheme demonstrates the importance of children having high expectations of behaviour and tolerance towards each other and having a ‘voice’ in school. Sunnybrow Primary School was awarded ‘Good’ from Ofsted in October 2017. The school continues to maintain high standards believing that education has to continually improve.
Sunnybrow Primary School aims to place the child at the centre of their learning, and provide every child with a broad, balanced and developmentally appropriate curriculum. This means that all pupils follow the National Curriculum, but at a level and a pace that is appropriate to their abilities. Our Special Educational Needs and Disabilities philosophy places Special Educational Needs and Disabilities children at the heart of personalised learning and our curriculum is tailored to meet individual pupils needs.
At times and when it is felt appropriate, modifications to the curriculum may be implemented. To successfully match pupil ability to the curriculum, Sunnybrow Primary School remain committed to:
- A range of teaching and learning styles
- Differentiated learning materials
- Access to ICT and Technology
- Additional in class support
- Additional out of class support
- Flexible groupings – including small group support work
- An innovative and supportive curriculum
- The appropriate use of rewards and sanctions
- A broad range of extra-curricular activities, including homework, one to one support and booster/extension sessions
- Assessment procedures that emphasise pupils’ strengths and achievements
- Applications during national testing at Key Stage 2 to obtain access arrangements as appropriate
We continually monitor and review our practice to make sure that we are meeting a child’s needs to the best of our ability. We do this by:
- Using daily assessments and formal testing to ensure that work is pitched at the right level
- Having termly pupil progress reviews, where teachers are held accountable for the amount of progress each child in their class is making and targets for achievement and attainment are set
- Evaluating and amending our planning in line with assessment evidence
- Evaluating and amending our interventions in line with assessment evidence
We have provided detailed subject overviews of the Sunnybrow Curriculum for children in Years 1 to 6. including Maths, English, Science and other subjects.
You can download our long term plans for each year group. There are 2 plans for each class. This is because we have mixed age classes and it is not appropriate to teach the same curriculum for 2 years in a row. By having a Cycle A and a Cycle B long term plan we can ensure full coverage of the curriculum and guarantee that children will not repeat lessons or topics from one year to the next.
Long Term Planning foundation subjects EYFS
Long Term Plan for Y1 and 2 Cycle A
Long Term Plan for Y1 and 2 Cycle B
Long Term Plan for Y3 and 4 Cycle A
Long Term Plan for Y3 and 4 Cycle B
Long Term Plan for Y5 and 6 Cycle A
Long Term Plan for Y5 and 6 Cycle B
Should you wish to know more about our curriculum, please contact the school office and we will be happy to help.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Sunnybrow Primary School we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report. If you have any questions about your SEND requirements please contact the school and we will try our best to help you.