Annfield Plain Junior School’s curriculum aims to provide pupils with a curriculum which is broad, balanced, relevant and progressive in order to prepare them for life in the 21st century and for their next stage of education at secondary school. It is essential to provide pupils with life-long skills to prepare them for an ever-changing, technological world. Our curriculum incorporates the school’s values described in the school vision and “Bobby Brain’s MAGIC habits for learning”.
We teach the National Curriculum which includes the core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science, Computing and Religious Education. The foundation subjects we teach are: History & Geography, Art, Design Technology, Music, Physical Education, French. Personal, social, health and citizenship education (PSHCE) is also taught, which is inclusive of British Values. We also teach a life skills curriculum. Ofsted in May 2012 stated, “The curriculum is outstanding because the imaginative range of subjects allows pupils to use and apply their literacy and numeracy skills in meaningful ways. In addition, it is enriched by many visits, partnerships, celebrations and events which add interest and excitement to learning and make a strong contribution to pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.”
Our curriculum is also planned to reflect the fact that children learn in different ways. Tasks given aim to be relevant to their present and future lives. We use a variety of teaching styles to cater for all learning styles. We also use De Bono’s Six Thinking Hats as a means of developing thinking and organisational skills within the curriculum. Philosophy for Children (P4C) is used to complement thinking hats, developing pupil’s speaking and listening.
Year 3-4 Curriculum Booklet Autumn 2017
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