These curriculum overviews will help you to understand what your child will be covering each term during this academic year (2016-2017).
More detail can be found on year group pages and will be available by letter at the start of each term.
Should you require further detail please contact your child's class teacher in the first instance.
What does your child learn each day?
At Poulner Junior School we have developed our integrated curriculum to reflect the changes to the new National Curriculum. The result is a creative, inspiring, relevant and dynamic approach to learning which responds to the needs of our pupils and teaches them the skills to thrive.
Origins of our Curriculum
As a framework, we have used the National Curriculum 2014 document, (with the exception of English, maths and science in Year 6 for 2014) ensuring appropriate coverage of the programmes of study for each statutory subject is reinforced by the rigorous acquiring of skills in each area. A curriculum overview shows how the main themes are organised; subjects are linked where appropriate, but not at the expense of quality of learning in the individual subject. Care has been taken to allow for flexibility in response to local or global issues, staff strengths and interests and the physical resources of the school have been utilised to create a learning journey where all children will be ‘secondary ready’ and prepared for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain.
Organisation of the curriculum
The Key Stage 2 curriculum is organised so that children will re-visit many areas during their four years here, reinforcing and building on prior learning, while still keeping the learning experience fresh and interesting. Our curriculum leader has an overview of coverage and progression, while subject leaders monitor standards, progress and attainment in their own subject area. In some subjects, the leaders are shadowed and supported by other members of staff to ensure continuity and progression.
The National Curriculum consists of the core subjects of English, maths and science, which run the through the school year. Foundation subjects such as PE and Languages are also taught on a weekly basis, whereas history, geography, art and design, design and technology, computing and music may be blocked into units of work at various times of the year. RE follows the locally Agreed Syllabus and may also be blocked.
Throughout the school week, opportunities are sought to enhance the children’s spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development. These are supported by the PSHE and Philosophy for Children sessions that feature in each year group.
Our 4 Learning Values
Underpinning all of this are the four key learning values of Resilience, Reflectiveness, Relationships and Resourcefulness, designed to encourage the children to develop effective learning behaviours for life.