The curriculum at Stourfield Junior School aims to:
a) “promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, intellectual and physical development
b) “prepare pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of
To achieve these aims the Governing Body has adopted curriculum guidelines published by the LEA in addition to the National Curriculum. The Education Reform Act of 1988 requires us to teach the National Curriculum at Key Stage Two. There are the core subjects - English, Maths, Science I.C.T. and the foundation subjects - History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education and Technology.
The Qualifications and Curriculum Authority has published schemes of work for all National Curriculum subjects and these have been adopted and adapted by the school. Year group teams develop detailed medium-term planning from the QCA documents under the guidance of subject co-ordinators.
Increasingly, subjects are taught separately in order to ensure that the essential skills are acquired. However, we do attempt to forge links wherever possible, for example when we are teaching a particular style of factual writing this may be utilised in the follow-up to a history or geography lesson. We also block the timetable so that Science, Technology, Art, History and Geography are taught intensively over a one or two week period rather than for one lesson per week throughout the term. Teaching methods are chosen for their effectiveness and a variety of styles will be used.