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Curriculum

When we refer to ‘the curriculum’ this relates to all the learning and experiences that we offer our pupils. We are very proud of the wide ranging and stimulating curriculum we offer. It is broad and balanced and it promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

Throughout the curriculum we promote the SMSC aspects of life and promote British Values such as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.

 

A broad and balanced curriculum is planned to meet the needs of the individual and the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and the EYFS statutory framework. Teachers use a combination of traditional and modern approaches to engage children with their learning. A continuing focus on the development of social skills and personal responsibility prepares children for transition to Junior School at the end of Year 2. Progress toward targets is shared at parent consultation evenings and through the end of year report to parents.

 

During the Summer term Year 1 children take the National Phonics Test. During the Summer term Year 2, children take the key stage one Statutory Tests (SATS) in English and Maths. Statutory test results are shared through the end of year report to parents.  At the end of Reception children are assessed against the Early Learning Goals.

 

Wider Curriculum

Pupils at Jordans are well prepared for life beyond the classroom and have opportunities to enjoy the wider curriculum through planned educational visits, workshops, visiting specialists and teachers and through our whole school and class assemblies and whole school productions. Pupils are elected annually to represent their class on the School Council to ensure that the pupil voice is heard.

 

Many aspects of the curriculum promote the diverse world we live in and promote racial understanding and support the development of fundamental British Values.  We aim to present children with a balanced outlook based on the values of self-respect and self-esteem and believe that the importance of culture, tradition and personal beliefs will be developed and appreciate through such activities.

 

Home Learning

At Jordans, we believe that partnership with parents is essential to establish a lifelong love of learning. The children are provided with home reading books so that stories can be shared and enjoyed.  We encourage our parents to read with and to their children each day.  Time spent talking with children about their reading is equally important. Developing speaking and listening in young children promotes skills essential to all learning.  Pupils may also be given games to play, subjects to research and simple numeracy tasks to support their in school work.



Please see class pages for year group plans.