Curriculum

 

Since September 2014, Someries Junior School has implemented and following the New National Primary Curriculum.

The new curriculum allows teachers to be more creative with their lessons across all subject areas, enabling our children to become confident and thoughtful learners and responsible citizens within their community and society.

Our curriculum is currently under review - the following is the curriculum for 2015/16

English

Children study aspects of English every day. It is split into 3 main areas:

Speaking & Listening

Children need to practice their speaking and listening skills every day to help them develop self- confidence and become articulate members of society. We believe that well developed speaking and listening skills are a key driver to becoming a fluent reader and writer.

Reading

Fluency in reading helps children develop as independent learners. Whilst hearing children read aloud is an important part of this, other activities are essential in developing a well-rounded reader. In guided reading sessions, children are taught how to make sense of what they are reading so that reading becomes a skill they can use to support all of their learning, in all areas of the curriculum. Accelerated Reader is used to ascertain children’s understanding of the books they read and enables us to assess their knowledge of key words, phrases and technical vocabulary.

Writing

Our cross curricular approach ensures that children are provided with a wealth of writing opportunities, not just during English lessons. Children are taught how to write for a particular purpose and how to use a rich and wide vocabulary to convey thoughts and ideas. Through the teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling, children are taught to express their ideas clearly and precisely.

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335186/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_English_220714.pdf

Maths

Please find below links to our various policies relating to the new Maths Curriculum which is being taught from September 2014. 

Calculation and Mental Calculation Policy

https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/335158/PRIMARY_national_curriculum_-_Mathematics_220714.pdf

Science

Our Science curriculum provides children with opportunities to experience observing, exploring and recording. We actively encourage our children to ask questions and investigate in order to acquire scientific knowledge, understanding and skills. The curriculum offers a range of practical and active learning experiences.

The following topics will be studied across the key stage:

  • Year 3 – plants, animals (including humans), forces and magnet, rocks and light
  • Year 4 – living things and their habitats, animals (including humans), states of matter, sound and electricity
  • Year 5 - living things and their habitats, animals (including humans), properties and changes of materials, forces and Earth and space
  • Year 6 - living things and their habitats, animals (including humans), evolution and inheritance, light and electricity

Computing

Computing is taught in all year groups and throughout Key Stage 2, pupils will be taught to:

  • design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems
  • use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs
  • use logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms (a step-by-step procedure for calculations) work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • understand computer networks, including the internet
  • use search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and evaluate digital content
  • select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals
  • use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly

RE

Someries Junior School follows The Luton Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education and the school has no affiliation with any particular denomination.

Our Religious Education programme encourages children to become sensitive to other people and to take an interest in and reflect upon the world about us. Religious festivals and celebrations, stories from sacred books and school visits/visitors all contribute towards spiritual awareness and moral values and our ability to co-operate with others with tolerance and goodwill.

 

Curriculum Grid

Please click on link below to see the Curriculum Grid (showing subjects to be studied by Year Groups):

Curriculum Grid