At Brook Field Primary School all children are valued for their individual strengths, talents and special abilities, whether this is in a core curriculum subject or in any other area.
We understand that all children, including the more-able pupils require support and challenge in their learning in order to make progress and reach their full potential. Here at Brook Field, we use the term more-able to refer to pupils who demonstrate or have the potential to work at a standard that is above their peers; this means they are exceeding the National Curriculum expectations for their age. This may be in one or more areas of learning.
We endeavour to meet the needs of higher ability children through careful identification and monitoring strategies and by providing access to a curriculum that will not only support the development of the whole child intellectually, socially and emotionally, but will enable them to show aptitudes and quality of thinking.
It is our belief that engaging teaching and learning for all is the key to securing achievement for every child. Through creative cross-curricular activities, more-able pupils are given a wide variety of exciting challenges and experiences, developing the ability to question, explain, persevere, communicate their thoughts and take risks in their learning whilst building good relationships.
Our more-able pupils are supported by being given opportunities for open-ended tasks, higher-order thinking challenges and extension activities. In class children work in a range of ways; ability groups, mixed ability, paired work and independently. We use a variety of teaching styles and a range of high-order (revised Blooms) questions to stimulate critical thinking.