The Creative Curriculum at Park Junior
At Park Juniors we want the children to leave us as independent, enquiring learners so we are determined to provide the best quality teaching and learning experiences for each child. We plan a broad, rich and deep curriculum which we feel meets the needs of all our children. We have designed a topic based approach that ensures learning takes place in context through cross curricular links making it real and meaningful for our children so that they are completely immersed in their learning.
During the academic year, we will focus on the following subjects: Geography History Science and Religious Studies. These topic areas are then enriched using Art, Design and Technology, Computing, French and Music. Emphasis is placed on developing children’s skills as learners and skill ladders are used to ensure progression and to encourage increasing independence as they grow older. Where links cannot be made, some subjects will be taught separately – such as maths and PE.
Recognising the importance of oracy for social mobility and job prospects we focus strongly on developing children’s language and vocabulary. Throughout the academic year, the children will be given on-going opportunities to demonstrate their writing skills across a range of subjects in the curriculum. English will still be taught separately, following the philosophy of Pie Corbett; an approach that encourages the children to learn different texts and writing styles and to use key language features and structures from them in their own, independent writing.
As a result of our curriculum, pupils enjoy school and achieve well. The vast majority of pupils achieve the expected standard by the time they leave Park Juniors, but as importantly our children and parents tell us that they enjoy the school’s curriculum.
Question Parents who agreed (Oct 2018)
My child is happy at this school 100%
My child makes good progress at this school 97%
My child receives appropriate challenge in their work 95%
My child is well taught at this school 97%
Maths and PE will be taught as seperate subjects.
Please click on the individual year pages to see what your child is learning.
If you would like to view the full National Curriulum please click on this link.
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