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Jupiter Primary School

...for a better future

Our Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

 

In the Autumn term 2021, we reviewed our curriculum to ensure it is still fit for purpose for our current pupils in light of our changing cohort and the significant changes to the world in which we live, including complex ecological, social and economic challenges.  We recognise our duty to prepare them for the world which they will inherit. Staff met together with representative parents and governors to discuss what we all believed the children at Jupiter needed to learn during their time with us. We considered elements arising from our local area and community, as well as life skills that we felt would benefit our children in their current and future lives. Our school values, outdoor learning and their health and well-being were all areas we wanted to remain a strong focus. The drivers we chose to run through our curriculum approach were as follows:

 

  • Teamwork

  • Problem Solving, including resolving conflict and creative thinking

  • Understanding Others, including different cultures, ages and generations

  • Life Skills, including careers and independence

 

We have identified the knowledge, understanding, skills and opportunities within each National Curriculum subject we offer that will enable the children in our care to be valuable and productive members of society. We have considered where each element of the learning takes place in order to build on previous learning and prepare our children for what is to come. Our subject pages offer more detail on the progression within each subject.

 

Curriculum Implementation

 

At Jupiter Primary School we believe that pupils learn best when they are inspired by imaginative and creative activities and learning opportunities. We have developed a creative, flexible and challenging curriculum for our school which not only incorporates all the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, but also includes areas of study which we believe will inspire our pupils and has our community and our values at its heart. We plan a cross curricular approach where pupils are able to use skills from one area of the curriculum to advance their learning in another area. For example, they will use mathematical skills for data collection to find out about our local environment and then use their literacy skills to write a leaflet about the local environment using the geographical knowledge they gained. In addition, staff will add additional valuable 'cultural capital' to our offer. 

 

We have identified the elements of teaching and learning which we believe make the most difference to children's learning and have an expectation that we will see these in all lessons. These include high expectations for all, good assessment, strategies for independence, effective feedback and modelling, inclusive strategies and a high element of discussion and thinking skills.

Subject Information

 

The following pages give detailed information about the vision and curriculum for each subject offered at Jupiter Primary School. Please do ask if you require any further information.

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