Our Curriculum

INTENT

At Freegrounds Junior School we aspire-to aim high, believe– in who we are and achieve-beyond our dreams.
We want all children to be:
o Aspirational citizens who strive to be the best they can be and make a positive contribution to society.
o Confident individuals who are able to live happy, safe and healthy lives.
o Successful learners who acquire the knowledge, skills and positive learning behaviours they need to enable them to live fulfilling lives.

In order to achieve this we have developed a curriculum which is inclusive, relevant and challenging. Children learn how to make meaningful links between subjects through the sequential teaching of skills and knowledge as well as developing a deep understanding of key vocabulary which will result in them knowing more and being able to do more by the time they leave.

The curriculum is underpinned by the school’s learning behaviours which are Teamwork, Resilience, Reflection, Independence, Creativity and Critical Thinking. Through the development of these skills, our children will be equipped to access opportunities and overcome challenges which lie ahead of them.

CURRICULUM DESIGN

At Freegrounds Junior school we adopt a thematic approach to learning and learn through topics, however discrete subjects are taught where relevant. The topics develop key skills and knowledge in different curriculum areas through a common theme. The topics are designed to be engaging and relevant to the children as well as being driven by our curriculum drivers of:

  • Promoting positive mental health and wellbeing
  • Learning Outdoors
  • Celebrating the diversity of Britain

Please see our curriculum policy and curriculum driver document for further details

Topic half term overviews contain details of the learning to be covered throughout the topic for each year group and can be found below.

The National Curriculum in England