Learning at Berridge is based upon the new National Curriculum (September 2014). The children are taught in year groups throughout school. Literacy and numeracy lessons are normally taught in the mornings and the other curriculum areas in the afternoon. The year groups use ‘topics’ to teach the curriculum, finding opportunities to use their numeracy and literacy skills.
At KS1 (3-7) the children are taught phonics (sounds and letters) and these are taught in small groups with additional adults. The rest of the curriculum is taught by classteachers
At KS2 (7-11) children are taught in numeracy groups with different teachers. The children are normally taught English and topic work by their class teacher. Music, IT and some PE sessions are taught by specialist teachers .
Curriculum Topic plans are available on the year group pages
Every year group has planned a book study. The books are used to plan and inspire other areas of the curriculum such as art and DT. Every year group will plan books studies every year. The main aims of the book studies are to:-
Promote a ‘love of reading’
Broaden children’s knowledge of literature including ‘classic texts’
Use books as inspiration for other curriculum studies
Create excitement and curiosity about texts
Strengthen children’s reading skills
Spanish at Berridge
At Brushfield Site (KS2) children are taught Spanish. Weekly lessons are planned and taught by bilingual teachers and teaching assistants. Why not look at some Spanish songs to help you practise !
Children at Berridge have regular sessions in our wildlife garden and outdoor spaces. Every child has opportunities to achieve and develop confidence through hands on learning in the environment. Even in the middle of our busy built up city we want evey child to be able to experience the natural world. Here are some examples of the things we do outdoors: