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Curriculum

The junior years of schooling provide the opportunity for a wide based curriculum. They are concerned with acquiring skills and learning attitudes that encourage independent learning as well as content. It is acknowledged that basic skills are best learnt through a wide range of topics using varying approaches and materials; first hand experience either through the outside world or within classrooms makes the children actively involved and generates a high degree of motivation.

Children in years 3, 4, 5 and 6 are working on Key Stage 2 of the National Curriculum.

In all year groups, learning experiences are incorporated in a structure of objectives and content planned for each year to encompass History, Geography, RE, Science, Art, Information Technology and Design & Technology in an integrated, thematic approach. In addition all classes experience daily English and Maths lessons and links are made from these discrete areas of the curriculum to other subjects.

Children experience a modern foreign language throughout the school. Music, PE and Games are timetabled as subject lessons.

We believe that active learning and a sense of purpose and success enhance pupils' enjoyment, interest, confidence and sense of personal worth.