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Frogmore

Junior School

Curriculum

Here at Frogmore Junior School we provide a stimulating curriculum which promotes self-esteem, confidence and wellbeing which allows children to achieve academic excellence.  We work in partnership as a learning community to create a happy and stimulating learning culture.  Based around the Cornerstones Curriculum (a nationally recognised approach for delivering outstanding learning opportunities for children), our aim, vision and values are to create lifelong learners who love learning new things every day. This is supported by The Trust ethos. (See the University of Chichester Academy Trust Curriculum statement.)

We use the Cornerstones Curriculum as a basis for a thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our curriculum is delivered through these core aspects: 

  • Inclusion
  • Engagement – including stunning starts to each topic
  • Use of assessment for learning to promote effective individualised learning
  • Effective marking and feedback
  • Parental and specialist support
  • Celebrating pupils’ academic and pastoral achievement

Ofsted 2016
Teachers… plan learning that is intended to fill gaps in pupils’ knowledge,
skills and understanding.

Our curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.  You can see the topics that we cover by following the link below:

https://cornerstoneseducation.co.uk/projects/cornerstones-curriculum-topics/



Progress of our pupils is tracked regularly by the class teacher against the National Curriculum outcomes to ensure they achieve at least in line with expectations by the end of the academic year. 

Our children will progress through four stages of learning in each topic – Exploration, Experimentation Wonderment and Discovery. Each stage is adapted by the class teachers and year groups to best meet the needs of all the pupils in the class. Each topic will incorporate a memorable experience and/or a stunning start to engage pupils in the topic. English is linked to each topic building on key skills specific to each year group (Link to English Policy). 

Mathematics is firmly based on 'Mastery' and mirrors the  Singaporean approach - you can find out more by following the link below:

https://mathsnoproblem.com/en/the-maths/teaching-methods/what-is-maths-mastery/

An example of one of the ways we are teaching mathematics is featured below -

The Bar Model Method

E-safety

We teach a clear approach to digital literacy based on the SWGFL Digital Literacy Framework:

https://digital-literacy.org.uk/curriculum-overview.aspx/#ks2

Home Learning
Reading is a vital life skill and we aim to provide a rich range of texts with high quality language in each topic.

Year Groups
Each year group has its own creative topic each half term, based around a memorable experience.  Please read the linked documents to explore what is taught for all subjects in each topic area.