The National Curriculum describes a pupil’s compulsory education in four key stages. Mudeford Junior School follows the Programmes of Study described in Key Stage 2 for children aged 7-11.
In addition, in consideration of the particular circumstances in the tradition of the school, the Governors have identified the following aims:
- to promote the teaching of swimming and water safety skills
- to promote and continue to develop the quality of outdoor and environmental education
- to ensure the appointment of a teacher capable of maintaining the high standards of music in the school
The curriculum represents the experiences, opportunities and activities that we offer in school to help the children learn and develop.
The basic skills of literacy and numeracy are of fundamental importance but in addition we aim to provide a broad curriculum to enable the children to develop all their many talents, a wide range of skills, their curiosity and interest, and their understanding of the world in which we live.
We also recognise the importance of the children’s personal, social and spiritual development so that they develop in a ‘whole’ way.
The National Curriculum consists of core and foundation subjects which must be taught to all pupils of compulsory school age.