School Curriculum Intent
At Wilbury Junior school we have worked together to design a curriculum that supports the needs of the whole of our school community. We believe that our curriculum should be broad, balanced and relevant and meet the needs of all children whatever their ability. The curriculum taught is the National Curriculum and we ensure that all these statutory requirements are met and in some subjects go beyond these requirements. We ensure the children have a range of learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote thinking,learning and achievement. We are a school that promotes and develops lifelong learning and excellent learning habits, supporting progress of pupils and allowing them to shine during and beyond their time at Wilbury.
The curriculum is planned effectively, providing continuity and progression. It promotes an enjoyment of learning and a commitment to learning and achieving. It is underpinned by our school values.
Through the provision of rich and varied activities, we aim to:
enable pupils to acquire and develop a broad and balanced range of knowledge, skills and understanding;
encourage the best possible progress and the confidence to achieve and aim high in all pupils;
enable pupils to make connections across different areas of learning;
help pupils to think creatively and use developed organisational skills to solve problems;
develop pupils’ capacity to show resilience towards their learning; working independently and collaboratively;
enable pupils to work to understand sustainability - to develop knowledge, skills and motivations for their actions, allowing them to maintain their own physical and mental wellbeing – and that of the school, community and wider world;
enable pupils to respond with courage to opportunities, challenge and responsibility;
deepen and extend children’s cultural capital through knowledge and experience;
develop children’s understanding of British Values, diversity, equity and inclusion; celebrating these with tolerance and respect within the school, community and wider world.
The curriculum is taught through discrete subjects teaching of all subjects, making links when appropriate. We use the National Curriculum for all subjects.
We also use The Herts County Scheme for RE, Charanga scheme for Music, Language Angels for French and Teach Computing scheme and resources for Computing.
For Maths we use the government approved scheme of work ‘Power Maths’ and for English we use a range of resources including HFL and Literacy Shed resources.
For PE, we plan using our PE curriculum map, which breaks down the National Curriculum aims into specific objectives based on skills that children should achieve in each year group.
For Science, History, Geography, RE, Art and Design Technology we Cornerstones Curriculum Maestro to design the curriculum structure and for termly topics and lessons.
Cornerstones Curriculum Maestro
Long Term plans for each subject area ensure complete coverage of the curriculum, consistency across year groups and progress throughout the school.
The children are taught with their year groups with some children being withdrawn for small group support.
Each term we keep parents/carers informed about the topics which their children will be learning. The latest curriculum letters can be found on our class pages.
Please find below further information for each subject including knowledge organisers or overviews which outline details of the curriculum topics for each year group.