Carrington Junior School
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Our Curriculum

Intent

At Carrington Junior School, the curriculum that pupils follow provides opportunities for all pupils to learn widely and achieve their potential; to prepare them 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.

Pupils at our school will develop the skills that will enable them to become fully equipped to cope with the challenges of adult life. Our curriculum reflects this by raising awareness of links between curriculum areas and to prior and future learning. The ability to make links between things we know and our prior knowledge, and to apply the skills and knowledge we know to new situations, is what makes us good learners.

 

Implementation

Learning at Carrington Junior School is based on a firm foundation of carefully planned learning themes, which take into account key skills, knowledge and understanding.  

For example, while learning about the Anglo Saxons and Vikings, pupils will read texts such as Beowulf and complete writing tasks linked to their learning theme. In addition, pupils will learn about everyday life in Britain during this time through enquiry work in class and this is supplemented an immersive Anglo Saxon school visit. Pupils complete a weaving challenge, design Viking boats, sing weaving songs and battle chants and make Anglo Saxon vegetable broth while making links to their PSHE topic of health and wellbeing.

Learning follows a planned progression throughout the Key Stage, enabling pupils to revisit prior learning and embed it, as well as extending their learning in new ways.

 

Impact

By the end of Key Stage 2 pupils have been introduced to a broad curriculum and have developed a knowledge and skills base which will allow them to succeed as they move into secondary school and beyond.

Pupils will have developed their ability to read widely and thoughtfully and write with purpose for a range of audiences. Their writing skills have been developed within English and across many other curriculum areas. They have a mathematical and scientific understanding which allows them to understand and interact with the world around them. Pupils will be able to make links between things they know and apply their skills to a range of new situations confidently.

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