Poulner Junior School Curriculum
As a school our aims and ethos are heavily rooted in developing children who have a love of learning and an energy for approaching new challenges with enthusiasm.
In order to help our children gain these qualities we have developed an integrated curriculum that takes the National Curriculum and delivers it to our children through fun and engaging topics, examples of these include Ringwood Rocks, The Bold and the Brave and Raging Rivers!
Our topics start with a 'hook' which grabs the children's attention and interest, this could be through a visit, a workshop or even some clues taht lead on to more! Topics are normally half term in length and each year group gives parents an opportunity to attend a Parent Outcome event, which again may vary from tasting home made quiches to art exhibitions and living museums! In order to gain a balance, some of the Parent Outcomes will be more low key and be a chance for you to just talk with your child and enable them to share their learning with you.
We work with the children in helping to shape their learning during the Topic and children share ideas for possible Home Learning Topic Projects. These projects enable them to develop their knowledge and understanding alongside their parents. We welcome parental support as it is vital for our children to see their parents enthused nd motivated by learning as well.
Our curriculum is integrated and where possible we link the Topics through our English and mathematics. It is important that our children realise that all aspects of their learning are linked and together they add real depth and understanding to the children.
We recognise that children often learn better when they are given rich and varied opportunities both inside and out of the classroom and school. With this in mind we are working closely with local environmental groups to develop our school grounds and create a Forest School base within Poulner.
Our children show pride in their learning and through our curriculum and range of extra curricular opportunities we feel that we give the children the values, skills, knowledge and exposure to recognise opportunities in life and have the determination and drive to achieve these.
Curriculum Overviews 2020-21
Please click on the Year group link below, which will take you to the Curriculum yearly and termly overview, explaining what we will be teaching for each part of the year.