Learning at OJS
‘Leaders make sure that reading lies at the heart of the curriculum.’
At Overdale Junior School, we aim to inspire our pupils and develop a love for learning, in an environment where every individual is valued for their unique contribution. We strive to provide pupils with the knowledge and skills needed to become critical thinkers, ready to embrace the challenges they will face throughout their lives.
We provide a safe, nurturing environment and endeavour to inspire children to develop intellectually, physically and creatively by ensuring that all pupils have equal access to stimulating teaching and learning opportunities.
Our curriculum is planned to be progressive, with research and evidence informed practice at the heart of our offer. Regular retrieval practice opportunities in all subjects, as well as purposeful links and connections are integral to allowing pupils to not only 'cover' a topic, but to transfer and commit knowledge to their long-term memories. Our aim is for children to build schema and the ability to think deeply, applying their knowledge and understanding in different concepts on their journey to becoming lifetime learners.
Please use the links on the left to read more about each area of learning.
In the 'Curriculum' section, you will find our Curriculum Maps and Text Maps for each year group, which outlines learning for each term.
Please remember if you can't find what you're looking for, or just want that little bit more information, please don't hesitate to ask your class teacher or contact the office to make an appointment to speak to the relevant member of staff.