Our admission number for each year group is 45. In order to organise our children into manageable teaching groups, it is necessary to have children from more than one year group in some classes. Mixed age classes will be formed on the basis of the needs of the children. Individual class teachers are responsible for the academic and pastoral needs of their pupils. There are times when children work with Learning Support staff to create smaller teaching groups. Teachers use a combination of group work, individual work and whole class teaching and a combination of ability and mixed ability groupings within their classes.
Our organisation of teaching and learning at Broadfield reflects our belief in the need to cater for the individual differences and needs of all our pupils, allowing them to progress at different rates depending on their different developmental stages, abilities, aptitudes and prior attainment. A copy of our Curriculum Policy can be downloaded here.
At Broadfield we strive to offer a curriculum that is exciting, challenging and enjoyable. We deliver all of the National Curriculum subjects:
Maths, English, Science, Computing, P.S.H.E. (Personal, Social & Health Education), SEAL, Forest Schools, French and P.E. as well as the Creative Curriculum which encompasses Music, History, Geography, Design Technology and Art.
We have close links with Hathershaw Technology College who provide some of our children with ICT, DT, P.E. and Science opportunities as well as modern foreign languages for Year 6.
Reading is taught in EYFS systematically through guided and shared reading sessions. All teachers and teaching assistants have been trained in these effective and proven approaches to the teaching of reading.
Phonics using Letters and Sounds are taught daily to all children. When children reach phase six phonics, they are then taught Support for Spelling.
To view our curriculum overviews for each unit, please see below.
To view the Government Primary Curriculum click HERE