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Curriculum

At Millbrook we are committed to teaching a broad and balanced curriculum that challenges all of our pupils and enriches their life experience. As of September 2014 in line with Government initiative Millbrook is delivering the New Curriculum.

In Key Stage one we plan our topics around the interests of the children. The children help us by thinking of visits they’d like to go on, questions they’d like answered and challenges they want to complete. The teachers build on the children’s ideas to plan a creative, motivating and child-centred curriculum that provides challenge for all.
Our reading scheme is the Oxford Reading Tree from Oxford University Press, supplemented with the “Floppy’s Phonics” scheme. We use the ” Letters and Sounds” programme to teach phonics.

Katie Morag

 Maths

  • Problem solving
  • Data handling
  • Measuring
  • Directions

 Literacy

Reading and Writing Opportunities

  • Reading book – Katie Morag
  • Performance poetry
  • Minibeast poems
  • Flotsam – story writing to go with the pictures

Grammar

  • Proof reading focus
  • Possessive apostrophe and plurals
  • Suffixes

 Humanities

History

Geography

  • Trip to the beach -compare desert island to UK beach
  • Map work
  • Fieldwork skills
  • Name the oceans of the world
  • Micro habitats and the mini beats that live there

RE
Discovery Scheme

  • What it means to belong to a faith community

 Science

  • Planting beans
  • Live, dead, never alive
  • Microhabitats

 PE

  • Athletics
  • Rounders & cricket

 ICT

Scheme: Purple Mash

  • Making animated story books

 Creative Arts

  • Mini beast sulptures
  • Mini beast habitats

 PSHE

  • Jigsaw scheme – Changing me


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    We had an amazing afternoon in the beautiful weather on Friday 18th May. The event started with a family picnic on the field, with the packed lunches served in Union Jack boxes. The children then entertained the audience by taking part in various events such as the Kings and Queens Parade, maypole dancing, country dancing, singing nursery rhymes and wedding songs, a wedding hat parade, morris dancing, by our very own Millbrook Maurice Men!, and a rousing finale of traditional…
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