The Curriculum Intent of Fulbrook
AIM HIGH WORK HARD BE KIND NO EXCUSES
Our curriculum is designed for our school, our context and our children.
We recognise the value of a high quality education and its role in maximising the opportunities life has to offer.
It is our intention, therefore, to provide:
an education in which our school values, in conjunction with fundamental British values, underpin all aspects of school life:
a learning environment where the individuality of each person is recognised, enabling everyone to thrive and experience personal success through a curriculum, which develops academic, emotional, spiritual, moral, social and cultural growth;
a curriculum which is enriching, challenging, inclusive and raises aspirations, ensuring that we do all we can to put in place measures to minimise gaps created by disadvantage.
In designing our curriculum, we consider the specific context of our school and we ask:
What do we want our children to know and to be able to do by the time they leave our school?
Regardless of their starting point, it is our intention to enable all children to develop the confidence, knowledge and skills to make decisions, to self-evaluate, to make connections and to be lifelong learners, who have been encouraged and enabled to achieve their aspirations and to become compassionate, respectful and responsible citizens.
Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum. We build a sense of community within our teaching and year groups, as well as across and beyond the school. Children leave our school with a sense of belonging to a tight-knit community – the Fulbrook family.
We recognise that our school and local community are not hugely diverse, but that our children will live in a diverse society. It is our responsibility, therefore, to ensure that they will be prepared to take their place in it. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development must permeate the curriculum we provide, but perhaps most importantly for our school context, the development of mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths, beliefs and cultures (a fundamental British value) is a priority. We celebrate and welcome differences, but recognise that, of our twelve values, Acceptance is one of paramount importance.
Increasing numbers of pupils at Fulbrook require emotional support; the development of emotional health, wellbeing and resilience, for both our pupils and staff, remains an overarching key priority and is central to the design of our curriculum.
At Fulbrook, it is our intention to enable our children to:
have a sense of self-belief and to be resilient, self-aware, open-minded, cooperative and considerate in school, as well as in all areas of their life.
enjoy and be engaged in their learning, as active learners, who have positive attitudes, a growth mindset and a thirst for discovery.
understand what they have achieved and know what to do to make progress.
be independent, enthusiastic, self-motivated and curious learners, who raise their own questions.
work collaboratively and cooperatively with others, recognising the value of mutual support.
have time to evaluate and reflect on their learning.
have teachers, who inspire their learning and encourage them to be creative, critical thinkers.
be challenged, make good progress and experience success.
develop emotionally, spiritually, morally and as members of their community, with the ability and desire to make a positive contribution to society.
lead safe, healthy and fulfilling lives.
Click one of the links below to view curriculum information for each of our subject areas for all year groups.
For more information about our curriculum please click on the link to our Prospectus Additional Information Booklet below or contact the relevant subject leader.
We have a proven track record of academic success and we are consistently one of the highest attaining schools. Ofsted said: “By the end of Year 8, many pupils attain high standards in English, mathematics and science and pupils’ overall attainment is similar to what is usually typical of pupils who are one year older.”
At Fulbrook all children, from Year 5 onwards, are taught by specialist teachers. They benefit immensely from the expertise of French, art, music, technology, computing, humanities and PE specialist teaching.
We have put together a useful pack of resources for parents to help their children prepare for the SATs tests in Year 6.
At Fulbrook, we believe that homework should support teaching, learning and pupil progress by supporting and extending the learning that takes place in the classroom during lesson time.
Homework, therefore, should be set in accordance with the following guidelines:
Homework Club takes place in the Library for all years.
Every Lunchtime 12:45pm - 1:25pm
Wednesdays After School 3:35pm - 4:30pm
Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and 6)
Pupils should expect to receive the following homework each week: English, Spelling,
Punctuation and Grammar (SPAG), Maths, Arithmetic and Science as set out on the homework timetable. These homework tasks should last up to 20 minutes in duration and pupils will be given one week to complete. In addition to these homework tasks we request that that children read or are read to daily for 15 minutes.
In Year 6, as part of preparing pupils for their SATs there will be an increase in the amount of homework set each week, in English and Maths.
Key Stage 3 (Year 7 and 8)
In preparation for the transition to Upper School pupils should expect to receive the following homework each week: English, Maths, Science, French, History, Geography and Computing. Each homework tasks should last up to 30 minutes in duration and pupils will be given one week to complete it. In addition to these homework tasks we request that children read at least three times a week for 20 minutes.