We have developed our curriculum around the ethos and practices established in our school over a number of years. The curriculum has been designed to complement our teaching and learning policy and, to embed our vision and ethos which is underpinned by our three key values of:


Our curriculum is always evolving, so that we can mould it to the needs, interests and requirements of our ever-changing school community. We ensure it promotes retention, develops subject-specific and generic learning skills and is accessible for all. Above all, our curriculum is designed to promote a love of learning, to promote interest and to provide motivation. Our aim is to ensure children are ready for High School and have a broad, high-quality grounding in all the subjects we teach.

British Values

We ensure that the key values associated with life in Britain are taught across the school in all subjects and these are emphasised in the Wellbeing Curriculum, RE, History and through assemblies in particular. These values are:

  • Democracy: we work together to get things done
  • The Rule of Law: we know right from wrong
  • Individual Liberty & Responsibility: we believe in ourselves and help others
  • Mutual Respect: we care about each other and are kind
  • Tolerance & Understanding of others' cultures, faiths, lifestyles & abilities:we respect and understand others

These British Values are widely promoted through our behaviour system and are underpinned in planned assemblies and in our ethos of a supportive, respectful school.


Wellbeing is our key driver as a school. We want our children to be happy, work hard, be resilient to cope with challenges and obstacles and learn from mistakes. We have a dedicated wellbeing hour every Friday afternoon where these characteristics can be explored and developed. This, along with a rigorous programme of personal, social, health and emotional development supports our pupils to become effective British Citizens. We encourage a 'Growth Mindset' and actively teach children how to cope with life's challenges.

Curriculum Documents

Below are a list of curriculum documents which you can download. These are the documents which our teachers use to plan and assess learning. Please note, however, that our Curriculum is very new and we will be systematically improving it throughout the next few years, so there may be changes in the future.

Our curriculum follows the National Curriculum which can be found HERE.

If you require any further information about our curriculum, please do not hesitate to contact us using the contact us page, or speak to any member of staff.

Light Oaks Junior School Curriculum

Please click on the curriculum area you are interested in:

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Lightoaks Junior School
Lancaster Rd
Greater Manchester
United Kingdom
M6 8LU

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