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Curriculum

Together we believe, Together we achieve


Our Mission Statement for children at Broomwood Primary school is:

To create a positive, enjoyable atmosphere to inspire all to learn and grow.
 

At Broomwood Primary School we want to engage and motivate our children with their learning. We want to make the curriculum that we teach as exciting and as relevant as possible, which is why as a staff we have chosen to teach in a more topic based way. We recognise that a broad, balanced and rich curriculum is the most effective way of achieving high standards and standards that are sustained into high school. We want all our children to enjoy learning and become lifelong learners. For this they need to have all their areas of interest and enthusiasm valued and supported.

Our topics are generally based around science, geography or history, but we effectively link all other subject areas to these rooted subjects. By linking subjects together in a more meaningful way, we believe that all types of learners are appropriately engaged. We believe that children are able to enhance and reinforce learning and make valuable connections between subjects, enabling them to be more successful.

We don’t believe that learning should just take place within a classroom and therefore we ensure that we have trips, visitors or even take the children to work outside to present learning in a different way.

Out topics work on a two-year rolling programme so that classes have the opportunity to work collaboratively together and to give the teachers and the children more variety and opportunities.

 

If you would like any further information regarding the curriculum we follow at Broomwood please contact us 

http://www.broomwoodprimary.co.uk/contact-details/

 

Our current topics are shown in the document below:

Topics overview

PSHE, Citizenship and SRE Overview

Religious Education

At Broomwood Primary School our children learn about a number of different religions and beliefs, which we think is vitally important for them to build up appropriate respect for the diversity which surrounds them. Christianity is the dominant religion taught throughout the school, but through the long term plan, you will see that key aspects of other religions are covered and celebrated too.

 

I have attached the long term plan below. Some things may be taught in a different order as we try and link as many things to the overall topic planning as we can.

 

We recognise that some parents may have concerns regarding some aspects of RE and may wish to withdraw their children from certain aspects. If you do please can you write a letter to the headteacher, who will then arrange a meeting to discuss the concerns further with you.

RE long term plan

Following on from a two-year review the Religious Education Council for England and Wales (REC) has published a new subject framework for religious education (RE). For the first time, the framework puts non-religious worldviews such as Humanism on an equal footing in terms of curriculum time with religious beliefs. The document, which contains 100 references to teaching about non-religious worldviews, has been welcomed by the British Humanist Association (BHA) for underlining the need to teach about the biggest or second biggest category of beliefs amongst young people.

In his foreword for the document, secretary of state for education Michael Gove has written: "All children need to acquire core knowledge and understanding of the beliefs and practices of the religions and worldviews which not only shape their history and culture but which guide their own development. He goes on to say "This RE curriculum framework and the RE Review of which it is part provides for such a model. It has the endorsement of a very wide range of professional organisations and bodies representing faiths and other worldviews. I hope the document will be useful to all those seeking to provide RE of the highest quality for young people in our schools."

The document says that the curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  1. know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews;
  2. express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews; and
  3. gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews.

It also suggests that although some schools with a religious character will prioritise learning about and from one religion, all types of school need to recognise the diversity of the UK and the importance of learning about its religions and worldviews.

You can read the council’s RE Review report, including the new subject framework, here.

A full copy of the Trafford RE  Syllabus can be found here

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