The Curriculum at Barnby Road
Our aim is to make Barnby Road’s curriculum as exciting, engaging, relevant and creative as we possibly can. At Barnby Road we want to ensure that all learning is given a context and that the children influence the content that is taught. We aim to teach through a cross curricular topic approach. This means the children can access a variety of learning opportunities that cover the National Curriculum subjects but are linked to one main topic. Some subjects may still be taught separately depending on their relevance to the topic.
We aim for our topics to:
Daily Maths lessons are based upon the mastery philosophy. This is an evidence-based approach to teaching maths that develops children’s mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning. This enables pupils to develop a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of maths at a slower pace which results in greater progress.
Daily English is taught through the Read, Write, Inc. Phonics programme in Reception to Year 2. More information about the phonics programme can be found in the English subject area. Children in Year 2 to Year 6 follow the Language Literacy programme. This is a complete literacy programme for fluent readers which teaches children to read, write and discuss texts with maturity.