At Blacklow Brow we have developed and organised the curriculum to make learning exciting, meaningful and memorable for our learners.
Through our curriculum children develop their subject skills through enquiry, research and application. They learn how to be historians, geographers, artists etc.
Alongside our foundations subjects we teach English and Maths key skills on a daily basis. We encourage Reading and Writing across the curriculum and this is achieved in a variety of different ways, such as; themed writing weeks, enriched and extended writing, small group Guided Reading, Comprehension, Spelling Tests, Individual Reading and Reading Clubs. Reading and Language Development is a fundamental part of our Curriculum within Early Years (EYs) and Key Stage One (Year 1 & 2). Our Early Years settings are Language rich environments and children have continuous access to Reading and Writing opportunities as well as focused teaching activities. In Key Stage 1 we use a range of Reading resources. All our reading schemes are phonics based resources (Oxford Reading Tree etc). Read, Write, Inc sessions take place every day with the children grouped according to their phonic phase of development.
For all subjects and areas covered in our curriculum see our Curriculum Map 2016 on each classes’ individual page.
If you wish to find out more information about our curriculum please contact school on 0151 477 8010. Alternatively, please see this link to the National Curriculum 2014.
Teaching week Overivew:
English includes; guided reading/reciprocal reading, grammar, writing and spoken language.
Basic skills incorporates maths and English.