CURRICULUM 2016 OVERVIEW
Abbots Farm Junior School is committed to meeting the requirements of the National Primary Curriculum from September 2014. We have updated our schemes of work to reflect the content and challenge of the new curriculum. We provide an outstanding curriculum for all our pupils.
The curriculum is taught with the consideration of the needs of all learners. We aim for our curriculum to be exciting and to inspire children to nurture a passion for learning, encouraging inquisitiveness and confidence in our pupils.
Alongside the introduction of the new curriculum in September 2014, the government removed previous levels of attainment and have allowed schools to develop their own approach to assessment. At Abbots Farm Juniors, the assessment of pupils' attainment and progress is linked closely to the curriculum so that pupils achieve a secure and deep understanding of the whole curriculum content. We place a high value on day-to-day formative assessment to inform the next steps for all pupils.
Opportunities to promote literacy and numeracy throughout the curriculum are exploited, as well as cross curricular links.
During the year we have themed days and weeks, which allow children to develop their skills in a more focused way. We are also very proud of the variety of educational visits that we offer to reinforce the learning which takes place in the classroom.
To see examples of recent learning in school, please go to our class blogs (located at the bottom of this page)
We also have lots of opportunities to welcome visitors to our school, such as musicians and authors. We always welcome input from any parents who would like to offer their expertise in any curriculum area.
If you have any questions about what your child is learning at school do not hesitate to arrange a time to discuss it further with your child’s teacher.
Please find below the Year Long Curriculum Maps that our staff have planned for the 2016-2017 Academic Year.