Curriculum

English

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At Lee Brigg we aim to develop children’s literacy skills through a topic based approach which, wherever possible is book led. We aim to provide opportunities for children to develop their literacy skills through other subjects such as History, RE and Science as we want children to see how literacy can be used effectively in other areas of the curriculum. English is taught daily in all classes as a designated lesson and also as a cross curricular medium. As the English Curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils become fluent in the fundamentals of reading, writing, spelling and grammar, we…

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Maths

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At Lee Brigg Infant and Nursery School we believe that the teaching of mathematics should equip children with the strategies, knowledge and mathematical language to help them to understand and make sense of the world around them. Our aim is that all of our children become independent learners, who can apply logical reasoning, problem solving skills and the ability to think in abstract ways. Mathematics is a whole network of concepts and relationships, which children can use to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems. Mathematics teaching and learning at…

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Science

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Science at Lee Brigg Infant & Nursery School is about developing children’s ideas and ways of working, to enable them to make sense of the world in which they live, through investigation, as well as using and applying their scientific skills. Through the science curriculum at Lee Brigg we aim to develop children’s curiosity and introduce them to the true awe and wonder of the world around them. Science lessons are carefully planned through our whole class topic areas, so that valuable links can be made across other subjects. We ensure coverage of the National Curriculum, for science across Key Stage 1…

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Physical Education, Health & Well-being

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Physical Education is an important part of the curriculum at Lee Brigg. We encourage all of our children to be physically active at school and to develop a habit of being active, which will stay with them through childhood and into their adult life. Children across school take part in daily bursts of physical activity including wake up shake up, dough disco and the daily mile. These run alongside a wide range of PE lessons, active outdoor play and learning opportunities and the chance to attend a range of active after school clubs, run by both teachers and qualified coaches. Teaching…

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Geography

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In our diverse society children need, more than ever before, to understand other people and cultures. Geography makes a major contribution to children's physical, intellectual, social and emotional development. In short, geography matters! Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments. Through their work in geography, children learn about their local area and compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world. They learn how to draw and interpret maps and they develop the skills of research, investigation and problem-solving. Through their growing knowledge and understanding of…

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Religious Education

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At Lee Brigg Infant and Nursery School our R.E. Curriculum is taught in line with the Wakefield Agreed Syllabus 2018. The curriculum for R.E. aims to ensure that all pupils: 1. Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews. 2. Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews. 3. Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage with religions and worldviews. We encourage our children to develop tolerance and respect of others’ views whilst being secure in the knowledge that their own views, opinions and feelings will be valued. Our children are taught to develop their knowledge and understanding of…

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British Values and SMSC

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Central to the school’s ethos is the idea that each child should be prepared for living life in modern Britain. This is achieved through embedding Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) and British Values (BV) throughout the curriculum. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of each child is recognised as being of fundamental importance for the education of all children by Governors, staff and parents of our school. It is taught not only through all subjects, in particular RE and PHSE, but also through the school ethos and collective worship. It supports all areas of learning and can…

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Art and Design

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"There is no must in art because art is free." Wassily Kandinsky At Lee Brigg Infants and Nursery School we aim to provide a high-quality art education, which will engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. In 2019 our work in the Arts was recognised as we achieved the silver ‘Artsmark’ award. Art and design is concerned with the way we respond to, understand and…

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Music

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"Music gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and life to everything." (Plato) At Lee Brigg Infant and Nursery School we believe that music will enrich the lives of our children and this will in turn help to develop their self-confidence and sense of achievement. We aim to deliver a high quality music education, which engages pupils and inspires them to develop their love of music and talents as musicians, both through explicit music lessons and through a development of musical skills through performances. Our aim is to: • Provide opportunities across the curriculum for children to develop…

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Computing

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We aim to provide a high-quality computing education, which equips pupils to use computational language and thinking, as well as their own creativity to understand and change the world! The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. We recognise that computing and technology is not just about computers and therefore aim to provide our children with a range of technologies to use and explore from their very earliest days with us in nursery. Children in our EYFS are able…

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