At Grange Junior School, we believe that pupils flourish and progress when they are able to access the curriculum. Every pupil has this entitlement and should be able to feel successful in their learning experiences. The national curriculum supports this view and outlines three principles for inclusion.
• Setting suitable learning challenges.
• Responding to pupils' different needs.
• Overcoming potential barriers to learning and assessment.
We structure learning experiences carefully so that pupils always feel encouraged and motivated. The teachers' objectives are made explicit so pupils know clearly what the expected outcomes are. When planning work, teachers will structure challenges appropriately, to support individuals who may be experiencing difficulty, as well as being able to extend the depth and breadth of study for individuals or groups who exceed the expected level of attainment.
Teachers use a variety of methods to promote learning and the development of key skills. Some lessons might be very teacher led, others are highly interactive. Sometimes, we might ask children to work independently, while on other occasions they will work on a specific project as a group. We seek to draw out links between subject areas, and the work of each class is based around one theme or project, or question at a time.
Children are taught mostly by their class teacher. However, some subjects are taught by specialist teachers, such as music, and PE.
When the children join the Junior School, they continue to develop their knowledge and understanding in all areas of the curriculum. Alongside a focus of English and maths - where they are taught higher-level skills, including inferring and multi-step problem solving - our pupils are taught key skills to develop them academically and to support their transition to secondary school.
Our curriculum offer consists of:
• English, including Grammar, Spelling, Writing, and Reading
• Religious Education
• Physical Education
• Art and Design
• Design Technology
At the end of key stage 2, pupils are required to complete statutory assessments in maths, reading, and grammar to assess their learning over their time in school.
Recovery Curriculum and Remote Learning
At Grange Junior School, we recognise that our children have experienced a huge upheaval in their lives during lockdown. We understand that they have experienced loss of their normal routine, friendships, freedom as well as a loss to their education. We know this will have affected their mental and emotional health as they have lived and are continuing to live through a collective trauma.
To support our children on the return to school we have implemented a 'Recovery Curriculum'. We have created a contingency plan for remote learning should the need arise from partial closure of classes or year groups, or in the event of a full closure. Please see the link below for information:
For our Covid-19 Teaching and Learning Contingency Plan click here: