At Bromet Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum for England and Wales and, as in most other primary schools; many subjects are combined to form termly or half-termly topics or projects.
Our curriculum is based on the three core subjects – English, Mathematics and Science. The teaching of RE is based on the Hertfordshire Curriculum, followed by the majority of Hertfordshire schools.
Other subjects taught in school are: – Design and Technology, Computing, History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education and Personal, Social, Citizenship and Health Education. In addition, children in Reception – Year 5 learn French, while in Year 6 they learn Spanish
All work is carefully planned to ensure that children have access to the relevant areas of the curriculum according to their age and ability and that the skills of reading, writing and mathematics are practised daily throughout the school.
If would like to see in more detail, what the children learning in each class, check on each class page. This is updated weekly.
At Bromet we believe a cross-curricular approach makes learning more purposeful. On each class page from Years 1-6 you can find our Curriculum Termly Overviews. These outline the links we make between various foundation subjects.
Each topic heading is designed to be broad which allows scope for independent learning by following the children's interests. When appropriate, our topics begin with a hook and end with a great finale to give children an opportunity to present what they have learnt.
As a result, we have chosen to use the Chris Quigley Essentials Curriculum as a basis, then adapt according to the needs of our children. The Essentials Curriculum sets out essential coverage, learning objectives and standards which are required for all subjects. One of the primary reasons why we have chosen to adopt this curriculum is because it emphasises the importance of developing the depth of children’s learning. In essence, this means providing children with increased cognitive challenge, allowing them to apply the skills which they have learnt independently in a range of contexts rather than moving them onto the next skill when they have not truly mastered it.
At Bromet Primary, we aim to challenge our children to become independent, well-round individuals who take ownership of their learning and become deep thinkers. Moreover, we want our children to be able to apply their knowledge and skill set in a range of contexts within school and real life.
We promote British values. At Bromet we see British values as:
We follow the Statutory Framework for Early Years, 2019 (Click Here to see a copy)
There are seven main areas of learning:
The curriculum is initiated through purposeful play, where children are encouraged to follow their own interests, through a variety of child and adult led activities both indoors and outdoors.
You will have an opportunity to discuss your child’s progress in the Autumn and Spring term when you are invited into school at the parental consultation evenings. In addition, at the end of the Summer term you will receive a written school report. Please note that parents are welcome to discuss any concerns they may have at any time by either having a quick word with one of the staff in Reception before or after school or by arranging a longer appointment at a mutually convenient time.
Parental contribution and involvement related to your child’s learning is valued greatly. Parents are encouraged to contribute any learning from home towards your child’s Learning Journal; this could be a photograph, drawing, piece of writing or an observation of something your child has said.