At Brooke, our topic-led learning approach is the heart of our curriculum learning. Our topics:
- Give our learning a context and purpose
- Allow meaningful connections to be made between subjects
- Promote and develop creativity
- Allow content to be sequenced logically
- Enable personal development to be woven through all learning
- Ensure that content beyond the national curriculum minimum is tailored to the needs of Brooke children
- Allows content to be delivered in line with children’s age and stage of development
- Gives flexibility to pursue children’s interests and meet the needs of particular cohorts
Topics fit into 3 broad categories or themes across the whole school. This allows for knowledge to be sequenced and developed across the school and enables teachers to know what has already been taught and what learning is coming next.
“How have the lives of people in Brooke changed the local area?”
“How have people from the past influenced what we do today and will do next?”
“What is diversity and how does it shape identity, community and society?”
Brooke Primary School offers a curriculum which is engaging, motivating, inspiring, supportive and challenging for all pupils. Through the termly curriculum topics in each class, the children’s voice takes precedence in where the teaching and learning journey goes. The topics are focussed, to allow for teaching an extensive range of geographical, historical, religious, artistic, design and other cross curricular contexts. The vast majority of learning (except for maths) in class is linked where possible to the class topic.