Carrington Junior School
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Our Curriculum

At Carrington Junior School, your child’s learning is taken from the National Curriculum (NC 2014). The Curriculum aims to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and achieve; to prepare all pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life. Through their learning experiences, our pupils are also encouraged to further their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Some of our best learning takes place outside of the classroom environment, it also occurs during playtimes. We encourage our children to make full use of the facilities on site. Lessons may take place in the ICT Suite, the cookery room, the field or in the amphitheatre. Similarly, we take our children on visits which will enrich their learning experience. Such visits may be planned to deepen their understanding of a particular topic or to stimulate interest in a new theme of study. 

We fully appreciate your support as we work together to educate the citizens of the future. Our learners need to develop the skills that will enable them to become fully equipped to cope with the challenges of adult life. Our curriculum reflects this by promoting the learning and teaching of skills which are fully transferable. For example, whilst it may be important to know where Greece is located if children are studying the ‘Ancient Greeks’, it is also necessary, as a life skill, to be able to locate Greece on a map and to understand its position around other countries. It is also important that our learners can communicate this information and use their skills to locate other countries, becoming increasingly familiar with the world around them. It is this balance of gaining knowledge and actually learning skills, adaptable throughout life, which we aim to enhance for our learners during their time with us.

Our teachers work hard to plan new and exciting opportunities for learning.  We use historical and geographical themes to launch each term's topic focus.  We always raise aspirations in English and maths. You will learn more about the areas of learning your child will explore in our termly year group curriculum newsletters.

We place great importance on assessing pupil learning. We fully comply with national end of Key Stage assessments and believe that daily assessment within the classroom is essential.  This helps our teachers plan appropriate lessons and our learners to recognise their next steps.  Parents receive feedback on their children's learning three times a year (two parents' meetings and one end-of-year report).

Please speak to your child's class teacher if you would like any further information about our curriculum.

If you require any paper copies of information on our website, please contact the school office.