Brookways curriculum is broadly in line with the national curriculum and adapted to meet the abilities, needs and interests of each individual student. Literacy and numeracy is at its heart so that every child and young person has the strong foundations needed for learning and life. English, maths and science is be taught to all children in all key stages.
Social and communication skills are embedded in the curriculum with timetabled lessons focusing on social skills, turn taking, listening and responding. As well as formal, classroom learning we place a high value on learning beyond the classroom. We also specifically timetable trips to the park to build on the essential skills the children learn in school, and to practice these in a real-life play environment. The children are supported to go on regular trips and visits to a wide range of cultural, social and educational venues.
Since opening in February 2018, we have been on trips to the cinema, to ‘Roots Lab’, a garden nursery in a double decker bus, Hobbledown Farm and Pizza Express to learn about kitchen safety and make our own pizzas.
Brookways’ curriculum is designed and delivered so that children and young people engage with their learning. We foster a love of learning with a strong focus on the progress of every individual. We tailor the curriculum to meet the broad needs of all of our students.
Each student is encouraged to:
- Acquire good moral values and develop habits of effective self discipline and acceptable social behaviour.
- Listen attentively.
- Develop an enquiring mind with the confidence to explore through trial and error.
- Learn to communicate effectively in verbal and non verbal means.
- Learn to communicate meaning in pictorial or written forms.
- Learn to acquire information from various sources and to record findings in various ways including the use of ICT.
- Understand mathematical ideas.
- Learn to apply numerical skills.
- Understand basic scientific ideas.
- Gain a basic understanding of historical and geographical skills and knowledge.
- Acquire the control of tools, ICT equipment and technology.
- Learn about different religions.
- Appreciate the joys and benefits of PE and experience a range of sporting activities.
- Use music, drama and art/craft forms as a means of creative expression and enjoyment.
- Learn how to play imaginatively, independently and cooperatively in formal and non formal structured environments.
- Learn self help skills and be made aware of the working world in preparation for adult life.
2018-2019 Academic Year
Brookways School has established a curriculum that encompasses both the National Curriculum and the specific needs of each individual student at the school. This is a skills-based curriculum that links subjects and year groups purposefully and progressively together, through exciting and stimulating themes that will positively develop the student's Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Well-being.