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Alvaston Junior Community School
Elvaston Lane, Alvaston, DE24 0PU Derby

Welcome to the web site of

Alvaston Junior Community School

Our school believes that working as a team we can achieve great things, we include our whole school community in the team - children, staff, governors, parents, carers and friends because -

'Together we can!'

Our current priorities are to build on recent success and create a positive, vibrant and exciting environment where quality learning and teaching that meets the needs of all children is the central focus of our improvement agenda.

We are a friendly school where we strive to maintain positive relationships and celebrate achievement. Our clear behaviour policy is built on the foundation of positive reinforcement of all that is good and helping every child to live up to our high expectations.

Many aspects of our school we are rightly proud of, not least of which is our Enhanced Resourced Facility which enables us to welcome children with special needs into our community. Our school is all the richer for this.

We are always happy for you to visit us, or if you would like to find out more about our school and what we can offer please contact the school to make arrangements.

Sue Penglase

At Alvaston Junior Community School, we aim to:
  • Provide an atmosphere of mutual respect where there is a strong and consistent expectation of good behaviour,
  • Enable each individual child to develop life-long skills and attitudes allowing them to reach their full potential,
  • Provide an enriched curriculum within an inclusive learning community
  • Foster an environment which is secure, happy and where there is mutual trust, respect and honesty,
  • Value contributions made by all individuals, promoting self esteem and enabling children to develop into respected members of society,
  • Develop partnerships with parents/carers and other members of our community.

Summer Term 2005

The table sets out the topics being covered in History, Geography, Science, Art and Design and Technology. With the exception of Science each subject is taught in half term blocks so that, for instance history may be taught this half term and geography after half term.
The topics areas in other subjects are varied and progress through them support children's development. If you would like details of these please ask your child's teacher

*MADD - Literacy Goes Mad Scheme that links Music, Art, Dance and Drama
*with Literacy.

*K & U - Focus on knowledge and understanding

% Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Mystery Stories
North & South
East & West
School's Out
Forces Forces Good Health Forces
Art & Design

about sculpture
improving environments
Investigating qualities of materials & processes in relation to their ideas about the journey of life Extend their control & understanding of pitch Collection of visual & other info to help develop their ideas re the school environment

Develop singing voices. Musical accompaniment Control of pulse & rhythm Pulse, rhythm & metre How music is composed from different stimuli
Local history - architecture Tudors
- K & U*
Local - physical Local history - pottery
Religious Education

Study of local church What do pilgrims get out of sacred journeys? Study of parables in the Bible Beginnings & Endings

Perform dances with awareness of rhythmic, dynamic & expressive qualities Simple choreographic principles to create motifs & narratives Explore & improvise ideas for dances in different styles Explore & improvise & combine movement ideas fluently & effectively
Personal Health
and Social
Road Safety First Aid Skills & Keeping Healthy Citizenship Issues - rights Moving On
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School Contacts

Headteacher - Mrs Sue Penglase
Deputy Headteacher - Mrs Paula Martin 

Caretaker - Mr Jim Harrison

School Address
Elvaston Lane,
Derby DE24 0PU
Telephone 01332 571321
Fax 01332 571321
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