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At Brightside Nursery Infant School we will provide a safe, secure, nurturing, supportive, bright and well resourced environment. All our children will be happy, well behaved, caring, investigative, and innovative in order to reach their full potential in all aspects of their development. We will plan and deliver a personalised curriculum based on first-hand experience which recognises and builds on the experience for each child.
Our Curriculum Intent
We have developed a fully comprehensive curriculum framework that meets the requirements of the latest National Curriculum. Our pupils are offered a very wide range of experiences to extend their understanding of themselves and the world in which they live. Skills, attitudes and values are developed to prepare the children for the next stage of learning (key stage 1 and key stage 2 ready) and enable them to be successful in the community.
We believe that effective learning takes place when there is considerable emphasis on active involvement and opportunities to talk both imaginatively, expressively and to explain and clarify thinking. We make meaningful connections across subjects. The school expects everyone to develop and show a sense of responsibility and self-discipline whether alone, together, at work or at play, and to support policies on equal opportunities. We actively promote British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare our pupils for life in modern day Britain. We also provide opportunities for our pupils to learn about the contribution of Britons to innovation, excellence and changes in the world.
Our curriculum aims to:
- Provide a broad and balanced education for all pupils
- Enable pupils to develop knowledge, understand concepts and acquire skills, and be able to choose and apply these in relevant situations
- Support pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development
- Promote British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs to prepare pupils for life in modern day Britain.
- Support pupils’ physical development and responsibility for their own health, and enable them to be active
- Promote independence, resilience and a positive attitude towards learning
- Ensure equal access to learning, with high expectations for every pupil and appropriate levels of challenge and support
- That all teachers and other professionals are “lifelong learners”, committed to an ongoing development of their own knowledge and skills to optimise the pupils’ learning experiences.
- That a positive, caring attitude, where achievements at all levels are acknowledged and valued, is prevalent throughout the school.
- Provide opportunities to talk both imaginatively, expressively and to explain, reason and clarify using deeper thinking skills
- Provide pupils with the skills, attitudes and values are so they are prepared for the next stage of learning
Pupils are assessed at the end of reception and at the end of year 2. At the end of year 2, pupils will take part in the KS1 assessments for reading, writing and maths. Please use this link for more information.
At Brightside NI School, we use the Sheffield STAT for teacher assessment from nursery to year 2. Please click here for more information.