Curriculum Rationale

We are clear about what we want our curriculum to achieve. We work as a cohesive team to create children ready for the world beyond Bramingham.

Children from Bramingham will:

  •        Have a strong moral compass
  •        Value themselves and others
  •        Possess self-confidence and self-belief
  •        Know the joy and meaning of friendship
  •        Enjoy learning
  •        Embrace opportunities for creativity
  •        Show self awareness
  •        Value diversity now and recognise its value in the past
  •        Be happy learners
  •        Be questioners, risk takers, innovators, problem solvers, collaborators
  •        Be curious
  •        Know that mistakes are welcome and know how to manage them
  •        Have a sense of justice and the ability to challenge
  •        Show understanding, determination, passion, respect and acceptance

Our Curriculum

The big ideas that underpin our curriculum design and delivery are:

  1. Clarity of skills progression
  2. Identification of key concepts and a clear body of knowledge, both of which increase in complexity, demand and challenge
  3. Application of educational research about what is needed for effective, efficient and enjoyable learning
  4. We are a questioning school where we:
  •        equip children with the skills to ask meaningful questions
  •        have a curriculum that is led by questioning and thinking
  •        develop curiosity and questioning in children

 “Millions saw the apply fall, but Newton asked why.”

Questioning is at the heart of Bramingham’s curriculum and we believe it is an integral part of developing children’s curiosity and thirst for learning. At Bramingham, we understand the importance of equipping children with the skills to ask their own questions and therefore develop an interest in wanting to find their own answers.

We work within reliable and robust frameworks combined with teachers’ professional knowledge and inspiration. Children read widely for meaning and enjoyment and this drives our approach to the teaching and learning of phonics and comprehension. Talk for Writing is now well established at the school. This is based on the premise that if children can talk about their thinking, they write to a high standard. Mathematical concepts are taught in line with White Rose schemes placing fluency and problem solving at the heart of the maths curriculum. Other core and foundation subjects are planned and delivered so that teachers meet the legal requirements of the National Curriculum in sequential, innovative and interesting ways that aim to make learning irresistible.

Impact and Outcomes

These are measured, evaluated and considered in many ways throughout the school day, term and year; numerically and qualitatively. Where impact is less than anticipated, or outcomes less secure, action is taken immediately and responsively.