Our Curriculum

Our curriculum

At Brownlow we make our curriculum as engaging and creative as possible. Children learn through topics which they have an input in choosing. The topic is then applied to all aspects of the curriculum in a variety of ways including outdoor learning. We have updated our curriculum in line with the new National Curriculum 2014 and we’re excited about the new learning our children are experiencing.

If you’d like to find out more, please make an appointment in the office with the relevant class teacher.

Please click on the links below to view the curriculum maps for each year group.  If you have any questions regarding the curriculum please do not hesitate to speak to the class teacher.

Reception curriculum map

Year 1 curriculum map

Year 2 curriculum map

Year 3 curriculum map

Year 4 curriculum map

Year 5 curriculum map

Year 6 curriculum map


Phonics is the knowledge of letters and the sounds they make. At Brownlow, phonics is taught through the ‘Letters and Sounds’ programme.

The children are taught the skills of blending sounds to read words. They are encouraged to segment the sounds in a word and choose the correct letters needed to spell it.

The children work on the Letters and Sounds Programme from phases 1-6 and are set across the Year groups, according to the phase of Letters and Sounds they are working on.

They receive 20 minutes focussed phonics teaching a day.


At Brownlow reading books are banded according to their content.  Pupils are taught reading skills during guided reading lessons, phonics lessons and through cross-curricular activities.  Pupils’ book band levels are checked regularly to ensure they are at the correct level.

Children’s books are changes very regularly , and children have individual reading time with a member of staff as appropriate.

Parents are encouraged to hear their child read and to communicate with the class teacher through their child’s individual reading record.

Did you know that to become a good reader in KS1 most children need to read 600-1000 words a week?


Mathematics is a highly-connected discipline and as such we endeavour to provide children with a wide variety of tasks to practice and apply concepts they acquire during mathematics sessions. At Brownlow teachers provide a highly enriching curriculum which build upon mathematics skills.

Brownlow Calculations Policy