We believe that children learn best when they are motivated, happy and engaged so we provide an interesting and varied curriculum, which is systematically planned to meet the needs of all of our children and prepare them for life in the modern world.
"The project each term really capture's my child's imagination and he is very enthused by the topics, which is great to see and we all learn from them! " (Parent Questionnaire)
The academy curriculum is based on the requirements of the National Curriculum, with additional experiences and opportunities that are particularly relevant to our pupils. The main subjects are: English, Maths, Science, ICT, Design and Technology, Art, History, Geography, Music, PE, RE and French. To find out more about the curriculum in each year group please go to the appropriate year group page on this website.
The National Curriculum is split into 3 Key Stages.
Early Years Foundation Stage – Reception (YR) (EARLY YEARS)
Key Stage 1 – Y1 and Y2 (INFANT)
Key Stage 2 – Y3 to Y6 (JUNIOR)
Our dedicated teachers plan closely to produce exciting, relevant and differentiated activities which ensure that all children are able to access the curriculum and achieve high standards. For further details please see our Teaching and Learning Policy.
"I admire the teachers’ enthusiasm for teaching topics and dress up days".
"We have been really pleased that our child has been able to bring their instruments into assembly. The teacher giving them an opportunity for extra lessons and giving their time to do this is wonderful." (Parent Questionnaire, April 2018)
We use a synthetic phonics programme called Letters and Sounds to teach our pupils to read. We have invested in an interactive programme called Phonics Bug to help make the learning as fun as possible.
As the children progress with their reading we use a range of reading schemes including Pearsons and Oxford Reading Tree. These are colour banded to match children's reading levels.
Children are also encouraged to read for pleasure in school and at home, both on-line and the more traditional way!
We have also built a fantastic Reading Yurt in the middle of our library to create an exciting reading environment for all of our children.
"It is great that we can use any (reading) materials to encourage my child to read, we are not just restricted to a certain range of books. we are really happy with Eastbrook and how our children are developing." (Parent Questionnaire, April 2018)
"My daughter really enjoys her time at Eastbrook and I am impressed with how she has been taught phonics and all the extra activities offered such as Book Week. Overall I am very impressed with the school."