Our curriculum is fun and creative, rooted in the natural world and tailored to the individual child; cultivating positive physical, emotional and cognitive development and igniting a life-long love of learning.
Our distinctive Christian ethos and school values Love, Achieve and Believe are woven through the learning, encouraging kindness, developing a sense of social responsibility and celebrating diversity. By loving and learning from nature, we seek a healthier and more sustainable future.
As an infant school, reading is a clear priority and rich language development and oracy are the foundations of this. Our curriculum is enquiry-based and learning questions promote curiosity and encourage children to discover their own learning pathways. Learning is grounded in first-hand experiences with exciting trips, school journeys or visitors often providing the spark for a new learning journey. Religious Education is prioritised with half-termly R.E Days using the Diocese of Guildford Scheme and our Big Questions Book encourages the children to think deeply about spiritual matters.
Reading is at the heart of our curriculum because it is through literacy that concepts are formed and we are able to make sense of the world and our place in it. Our school library is at the heart of the school. Each day, children read individually and in groups during ‘Book Talk’ reading lessons. ‘Book Talk’ is a systematic way to teach reading strategies across the whole school from Year 1 to Year 6. It is underpinned by certain guiding principles find out more here [link to Book Talk Policy.]
Phonics is the foundation that all other education is built upon and having the right phonics programme in place can make all the difference. Our Phonics programme Monster Phonics offers a systematic multisensory method to teach phonics allowing children to advance more quickly. The MP programme has been proven to advance children’s learning by +38% and those schools that use Monster Phonics have outperformed the school learning index by +10%. The teaching of phonics begins in Reception, where sounds are introduced at a rate of one a day throughout the autumn and spring term. Sounds are consolidated in the summer term. This knowledge is built upon in Year 1; more complex sounds are introduced and reinforced throughout Year 2. Lessons are multi-sensory, fun and engaging, accelerated learning leads to confident children!
Maths is fun at Scott-Broadwood, challenges are embraced and mistakes are valued as part of the learning journey where a rich understanding of maths takes place. We are a Maths No Problem, Maths Mastery school and we have a positive culture of maths where all children reach their full potential. Teaching Mastery is a transformational approach to maths teaching. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures. Read more in our Maths Policy.