Brownhill Learning Community

Brownhill Learning Community



Compulsory national curriculum subjects in our Primary Department, at our Darnhill Site are:




•Design and Technology



•Art and Design


•Physical Education (PE), including swimming


The School also provides religious education (RE) but parents can ask for their children to be taken out of the whole lesson or part of it.

We also provide PSHE lessons.

Tests and assessments

Year 1 phonics screening check

The check will take place in June when your child will read 40 words out loud to a teacher.

You’ll find out how your child did, and their teacher will assess whether he or she needs extra help with reading.

If your child does not do well enough in the check they’ll have to do it again in Year 2.

Key stage 1

Key stage 1 tests cover:

•English reading

•English grammar, punctuation and spelling


Your child will take the tests in May.

You can ask the school for the test results.

You’ll be sent the results of your child’s teacher assessments automatically.

Key stage 2

Your child will take national tests in May when they reach the end of key stage 2.

These test your child’s skills in:

•English reading

•English grammar, punctuation and spelling


The tests last less than 4 hours.

You’ll get the results in July.

The school will send you the results of your child’s tests and teacher assessments.

If you require further information regarding the BLC's Primary Curriculum, please contact our Curriculum Lead for Primary, Mrs Caroline Durns on 0300 303 8384 Option 2 or via email at

For more detailed information on the Primary Curriculum, please click the link below:

primary curriculum 2019-2020