Curriculum Intent

Resilience, Empathy, Self-Aware, Positivity, Empathy, Communication, Teamwork
As a school we aim to provide an exciting, ambitious curriculum which ensures all children make excellent academic progress building on their prior learning in Key Stage 1. Our children engage with a curriculum designed to develop RESPECT, well being and mental health.
‘ The best preparation for good work tomorrow is to do good work today’   Elbert Hubbard  

What is taught?

Our curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum. Our children are taught the expected content for their age group, ensuring interventions and extra support is given to anyone who is not yet able to access age related content: we have high expectations that all children will be able to access learning aimed at their chronological age. Our curriculum includes a wealth of diversity, opportunities for character building as well as building on their personal and learning skills needed for success post-primary school.

How is it taught?

We choose our RESPECT values to underpin our delivery methods of our curriculum, our knowledgeable subject leaders monitor each lesson taught to ensure it is useful, purposeful and adds to developing well-rounded local and global citizens. We ensure a mixture of cultures, traditions and stories are used to expose our children to life outside of the four walls of the school: demonstrating both the positive, beauty in cultures as well as challenges and struggles faced. Reading is the key to unlocking learning, this is a focus of our curriculum.

Why is it taught in that way?

We pride ourselves on the thoughtful, respectful children who make up Overchurch Junior School. We are a loving community who are active in ‘playing our part’ for our local community and making a positive impact on the world around us. Our curriculum is the vehicle used to learn about others and differing views and opinions, understanding the need for healthy debate and questioning. Our children and families have access to a wide variety of learning opportunities in order to develop the whole-child.

Our roles in this (Teachers and Families at home):

Our role is to explore difference: different ways of living and loving, different methods of solving a problem, different stories and patterns in History, different interests and talents.

What is on offer?

A broad and balanced curriculum where the RESPECT values are supported through purposeful, engaging learning. The opportunities to develop interests and talents, understand ourselves and others using a variety of different methods and technologies.  Reading underpins our learning, we read to learn.

Who is it for?

We take into consideration the needs of our children and their families, we aim to give all children the cultural capital needed to flourish and thrive in any environment and social situation.

When is it being delivered?

Our core subjects of Maths and English are taught daily, Science and PSHE are taught once a week as a minimum along with enjoying 2 hours of PE per week, foundation subjects (History, Geography, Art, Music, DT, Spanish, Computing) are taught based on topics studied in the Long Term Plans- we ensure a range of activities for every learner’s interests and needs.

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