Our Curriculum Statement
The school's Curriculum Statement encompasses the nature of learning experiences which should take place in Overdale Junior School, including the National Curriculum:
"The curriculum is a term to describe all the learning experiences provided at school. It should be broad, balanced and relevant to all children in accordance with the principles laid down by the Local Authority.
It complies with Government legislation in the form of the Education Reform Act. Every effort should be made to match the curriculum to the individual needs and abilities of the learner who should be actively involved wherever possible.
It is vital for teachers at every phase to liaise closely when planning and implementing the curriculum: this will aid continuity and progress. It is crucial that all learners are challenged and that high expectations are held and fulfilled.
All learners are entitled to this curriculum, which should acknowledge and reflect the changing and multicultural nature of society."
You can read our policies on Teaching & Learning, Assessment for Learning and Written Calculations - download the documents using the links below.
Please use the links below to see the overall curriculum aims for each year group.
Each academic year, there are six different themes which will run throughout the curriculum, with a high emphasis on core skills and connections in learning.
Maths is a stand-alone subject and is taught in settings, with the children grouped according to their results in assessments they were given at the end of last year, as well as their achievement potential. Some children will be grouped vertically and so may share lessons with children from other year groups. Progress will be monitored continually and the sets will be reviewed every six weeks - children may be moved between sets as necessary.
Current Curriculum Theme
We will enjoy a mini theme for the beginning of term to celebrate 'World War 1 - Remembrance'. We will then move on to our main theme 'Shakespeare'. Documents can be viewed below to download details of the work the children in each year will undertake as part of this curriculum theme.
Pupils also undertake a 6 week project on sustainability, linked to the curriculum theme. They learn about the beauty and intricacy of the natural world and the ways in which natural systems are in danger, looking for positive solutions to inspire themselves and others.