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.
We want to ensure that our children have the best chance in life and are ready for the next stage of their education. Our curriculum is enriched by teaching pupils about and through:
We ensure that the key values associated with life in Britain are taught across the school in all subjects. Children are taught about them explicitly and we ensure that they understand what the values represent. These values are:
We have ensured that our curiculum promotes the aquisition of cultural capital (see this video HERE for an explanation), but ensuring that our pupils have a broad and balanced experience of learning, complemented by a wiode range of enrichment activities and events.
We teach equality and equity explicitly through our wellbeing curriculum, and within our equality week. We are currently auditing all of our curriculum to ensure that it promotes equality and complies with our duty under the equalities act 2010. This includes ensuring that pupils can access the full curriculum regardless of any special need or disability.
Our school values of Respect, Resilience and Responsibility are promoted tirelessly throughout the school and are underpinned in our behaviour policy, through planned assemblies and in our ethos of a supportive, respectful school. Our values work alongside our promotion of the UNICEF Rights of the child (HERE), British values, aquisition of cultural capital and promotion of the equalities duty to ensure our children are ready for High School and beyond.
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 as well as a rigorous Relationships and Sex Education Programme, supports our pupils to become effective British Citizens. We encourage a 'Growth Mindset' and actively teach children how to cope with life's challenges.
Below are a list of curriculum documents which you can download. These are the documents which our teachers use to plan and assess learning.
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: