The curriculum at Norbreck is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all pupils and gives them the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for their future lives.
It ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.
We offer other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school. The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.
The curriculum celebrates the diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
At Norbreck Primary Academy our curriculum builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, as they progress through each Key StageThe curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 in relation to English, Mathematics, Science, Information Communication Technology, and the Foundation Subjects. Modern foreign languages are also taught in Key Stage 2 and French is our chosen language.
Through assemblies and in-class teaching, children learn about the fundamental British values as part of our social, moral, spiritual and cultural curriculum.
Children are taught through integrated topic work and cross-curricular themes as well as specific subject lessons. A high standard of achievement is expected in all subjects. It is appreciated, however, that some children experience learning difficulties and, wherever possible, additional support is given. Some children will be identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN) and, in partnership with parents, work with members of the Special Needs Team.
The school is very active musically and encouragement is given to children to become instrumentalists and/or to join the school choir.
Governors have approved the implementation of Health and Sex Education. This is not taught as a separate subject but is integrated within the National Curriculum programmes of study.
Religious Education is class-based in accordance with the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus and a corporate act of worship forms an integral part of the daily assembly. If parents so wish they have the right under section 25 of the Education Act 1944 to withdraw their children from R.E. and collective worship. Requests for exemption should be made, in writing, to the Headteacher.