Our Curriculum at Coomb Briggs Primary School

Coomb Briggs Primary School

Our Curriculum

At Coomb Briggs we follow the National Curriculum in Years 1 to 6.

Our FS 2–Reception class uses the Ages and Stages assessment with the Early Excellence Centre recording/evidence system.

As a creative tool to delivering the requirements of the N.C. we use the Lancashire Framework. There are many commercial schemes available to purchase and download and it was after much research that we decided that this framework best suited the needs of our pupils.

Each half term we plan for a specific theme. The themes cover the requirements of most subjects appropriate to each cohort, but we are able to enhance coverage to include trips and activities. We have been working with this framework for nearly 3 years and over that time it has been developed into a bespoke package for our school. Our delivery has a practical and creative approach.

From time to time we have reason to change the order of the units in order to integrate a special event, but we ensure coverage is secure. All children have access to our curriculum.

  Autumn 1 Autumn 2 Spring 1 Spring 2 Summer 1 Summer 2
FS Julia
People Who
Help us
Animals Twisted Tales Minibeasts and
Giants, Fairies,
Dragons and
1 Family Album Robots Fire Fire Penguins,
Possums and
Growth and
Green Fingers
The Great
2 The Place
Where We
Fighting Fit Explorers The Wind in the Willows The Farm Shop Buckets and
3 There’s no
place like home
Iron Man Rocks and Roll Plants Romans Healthy
4 Sparks Might
The Great
The Art of
Passports to
Water Water
5 A United
Food Earthlings Invasions Amazon
6 Britain’s Got
Survival Heroes and
  Oh  I do like to
be beside the
Oh  I do like to
be beside the

Alongside the framework we have schemes that provide extra structure and support for monitoring, progress and challenge. Subjects are well led and managed.  From January 2017 we have been using Busy Ants Maths resources alongside Assertive Mentoring.

Many home-school tasks are linked to topics with a high level of engagement.

The school is well resourced and we have a dedicated computer suite and library.

Topics are often supported by a trip. Recent venues are such The Fishing Heritage Centre, Rand Farm, Drax Power Station, Immingham Docks, Yorkshire Wildlife Park. 

Although we have a wide range of expertise in school we seek individuals, companies and agencies who are able to strengthen delivery. If we feel that there is an aspect of teaching and learning that needs strengthening then we invest in training as a matter of priority. We have a strong collaborative partnership with local schools and benefit from sharing the cost of training opportunities.

We organise days and weeks when we have concentrate focus on particular aspects of the curriculum e.g. Science Focus Week    Maths Focus Day, Sports Focus Week, Literacy Day.

In Key Stage 2 Madame Fleming delivers French to all pupils. As a native of France she is able to accurately portray the French culture. She presents French breakfasts and makes the children aware of celebrations.

We have a teacher with expertise, who monitors our coverage of ICT and he focusses on computing delivery across the school.

Our Music curriculum is supported through our links with MAPAS (Music and Performing Arts Service) Mrs Hart supports active music in school on a weekly basis and supports Mr Huntley, an accomplished pianist, for whole school singing. We enjoy taking part in music workshops and collaborative school festivals.

We belong to the Sports School Partnership and have access to a range of specialist sports coaches. For 4 years running we have attained a Gold mark as a result of an audit of our PE delivery. We are eligible to apply for the Platinum standard in 2018.

We have strong links with local secondary schools and take advantage of opportunities that enable us to access specialist teaching and resources. These links have complimented our curriculum and provided CPD opportunities.

We have a good relationship with local churches and the Vicar of St. Andrew’s supports assemblies, special celebrations and teaching. We also use the church as a resource for investigating local history.

We engage with national initiatives, such as Sciencemark in a quest for recognition of high quality teaching and learning and high attainment. In 2016 we gained Silver.  We hope to achieve the Gold Standard in 2018.

We have gained Healthy Places Bronze and Silver levels and we are currently well on our way to achieving gold. We have an exciting agenda of events planned in 2016-2017 including a Ready, Steady Cook event, and a whole school Foodsmart Day (March 2017).  We are hoping to organise another Family Fun Run in the Summer.

We have strong links with industry, such as ABP who support many aspects of our curriculum. They also sponsor our Beanstalk readers and science and engineering projects.

In recent years we have benefitted from being a Comenius school. Our recent engagement with Erasmus, a British Council education initiative has linked us to new countries and schools across Europe thus increasing our cultural awareness. Teachers and support staff have gained insight into education systems in other countries, bringing fresh ideas to Coomb Briggs.

Environmental education is important to us and we make the most of our school grounds. We have strong links with Immingham in Bloom, East Midlands in Bloom and Britain in Bloom. We have won many Gold awards from the RHS. We have also accepted invites and made presentations to the N.E.L.C. Good Practice Fairs.

In 2016 and 2017 we won a Golden Apple award for making an outstanding contribution to the community. We feel very honoured and proud to have won these accolades.

From March 2017 we will be engaging with Big Talk to support our delivery of Sex and Relationship Education which will involve consultations with parents.

We have had a successful partnership with Fortis (formerly Mentis) for 4 years. The team supports individuals and families by delivering specific 1:1 programmes and aspects of PSHE through group work. This support has helped many pupils by raising self- esteem and increased confidence, reducing barriers to learning.