Here at Cockton Hill Junior School we believe in delivering a broad and balanced curriculum. We structure our curriculum around the National Curriculum 2014 and supplement it further with activities and topics that interest and motivate our pupils.
We offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which has been developed in line with the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014. This incorporates the following Subject Areas: English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History, Music, Art, Physical Education and French.
Through each of these subjects, we encourage children to become independent learners by nurturing and developing their investigative and problem solving skills in a wide range of activities. Children are also encouraged to monitor and evaluate their own learning, to become actively engaged in their education. Children are regularly assessed to ensure their next steps in learning are appropriate and they are continually stretched to be the best that they can be.
Please visit ‘Our Learning Log’ section of the website to see our curriculum in action.
Year Group Curriculum Plans
At Cockton Hill Junior School we teach the full range of subjects and these are initially planned as stand-alone subjects. The teaching of subjects in this way does not mean cross-curricular links are not present but in order to prepare children for life beyond our school subjects are best delivered and taught in this way. In this sense cross curricular links are fostered where they occur with relevance and clarity rather than forcing aspects to fit.
Subject teaching is delivered in teaching blocks. This model has ensured that progression in skills and knowledge is embedded well across school. Teaching and learning focuses on one main foundation subject during block teaching and this builds knowledge and skills rapidly.
Our first priority is that all children acquire competence in the basic skills of speaking, listening, reading, writing and number. These skills will then enable children to engage fully in the wider opportunities offered to them in other curriculum areas. English and maths are taught daily, usually each morning and lessons build on previous work.
Meeting Individual Needs
By matching activities to children’s individual abilities and interests, we give each child the opportunity to experience success as we believe achievement builds confidence alongside competence.
More Able and Talented
In our school, we have pupils at the top end of their ability range in their year group. These children are known as ‘More Able and Talented.’ Every teacher at Cockton Hill Junior School provides these children with additional challenges in their particular strength, to enhance their educational achievement.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Cockton Hill Junior School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. We are committed to meeting the needs of all children including those with SEND.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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