Curriculum Intent

Intent  

  • At Great Moor Junior School we are committed to ensuring our children receive a broad, balanced, engaging and ambitious curriculum which prepares children for life in modern Britain.
  • We aim to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident and skilful learners with high aspirations.
  • Our curriculum is designed to build upon children’s prior learning, be inspirational and fun, provide first hand learning experiences and develop keen and enquiring minds.
  • We encourage children to learn with and from each other, co-operating and supporting each other to overcome any differences and build resilience.
  • Every child is recognised as a unique individual, we celebrate and welcome differences within our school community and we respect diversity.
  • We aim for children to leave our school having the confidence and skills to make decisions, make connections and become lifelong learners

Implementation

  • We have established an engaging curriculum which clearly encompasses the demands of the National Curriculum, whilst also being reflective of local contexts.
  • Pupils learn skills alongside knowledge, ensuring both are explicitly developed.
  • Effective subject planning and sequencing for progression ensure that learning is embedded.
  • Subject leaders provide excellent support across the school.
  • We promote the use of high quality children’s literature, because a passion for reading can provide knowledge, whilst creating a sense of curiosity and love of language.
  • We teach some subjects in discrete half termly blocks of learning (modules) in order to increase and deepen pupils’ understanding of subject specific concepts, knowledge and skills.
  • The teaching of key vocabulary is a feature in all subjects.
  • The school participates in a wide range of sporting activities with educational trips, visits and visitors thoughtfully planned to enhance pupils’ cultural and social capital.
  • Independence, capacity for challenge, creative thinking and a sense of aspiration are all nurtured through the school’s emphasis upon a positive approach.

Impact

  • All children achieve well, developing knowledge and skills on their journey through school and make good progress from their starting points.
  • Children attain high standards in all subjects whilst also learning the essentials for learning and life.
  • Children with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Children leave Great Moor equipped with the confidence and skills ready for a successful transition to secondary school.

 

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