Our Junior School Academic Curriculum
Our all-through academic curriculum maximises the opportunity for building skills and starts in the Junior School. This broad and balanced curriculum incorporates language, mathematical, scientific, technological, physical, social, religious and moral, and expressive education.
Our curriculum promotes learning beyond subject boundaries. This allows children to make connections between different areas of learning. It is designed in a way that bundles experiences and outcomes and creates opportunities for interdisciplinary learning. We want our learners to make connections across learning by applying skills to new and unfamiliar contexts.
The curriculum is divided into eight areas, including Literacy and Languages, Numeracy and Mathematics, Social Studies, Sciences, Health and Well-being, Religious and Moral Education, Expressive Arts, and Technologies. We introduce technology in computing lessons and across the curriculum, teaching students the fundamental skills needed to prepare them for the next level.
Specialist subject teaching in Modern Languages, PE, Music, Art, Computing and Drama gradually increases as the pupils move through the junior years.
We prioritise the development of core digital competency skills that are appropriate for each age and learning stage, which allows students to expand their knowledge and ability.
We are active in seeking out enrichment opportunities, and also in creating them for the benefit of all learners. During each term pupils will experience regular involvement in assemblies, including those specifically focused on celebrating achievements in all areas of a child’s life. Each class teacher will plan for educational excursions and invite visitors to the school with the aim of generating enthusiasm and showcasing real-life aspects of classroom topics across all subject areas.
Our Junior School House and vice captains take an active lead in organising themed House activities for all Junior School pupils. Teachers will also help guide children towards participation in appropriate local and national competitions and activities, seeking experiences that children will find empowering and rewarding.