At Cyril Jackson all our children will study the 2014 National Curriculum for both core and foundation stage subjects. The Foundation Stage children will experience the seven areas of learning that are required and they are organised under the following areas:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Understanding the World
- Physical Development
- Expressive Art and Design
These areas underpin the organisation of the learning environment; the activities provided for children and the monitoring of children’s’ progress and development.
In Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, children are taught all the elements of the newly required syllabus of the 2014 National Curriculum for both core (English, Maths and Science) and foundation subjects (history, geography, music, art, physical education (PE), design technology and religious education). At Cyril Jackson we have worked hard to ensure that the change to the new national curriculum has been smooth and through our planning we have endeavoured to ensure that all learning is matched to individual needs of our children.
At Cyril Jackson Primary School, our intention is to provide a curriculum that not only stimulates the growth of learning but also of our pupils. The Cyril Jackson curriculum encompasses the total experience of our pupils; from what is learned in the classroom, to our expectations of them as respectful individuals and how they should become kind, curious people outside of school. For us, education is much more than a qualification; our curriculum is designed to prepare our pupils for all the opportunities and challenges they may face in their future and in all that they aspire to do.
Learning is driven by the pupil’s passions and interests developing their sense of independent character and creativity. A flexible, enquiry based approach allows space to explore concepts in greater depth. Building upon their interests takes learning from the remits of the classroom to home and beyond. Enrichment activities and trips provide the pupils with meaningful memories and enable them to broaden their range of experiences. Partnerships are a promoted within families and across the school community; collaboration in all settings enables learning to evolve through meaningful relationships.
All pupils at Cyril Jackson are challenged and provided with meaningful and relevant experiences throughout their education. Our curriculum is designed to empower pupils and enable them to make autonomous decisions that affect change. The pupils are motivated to understand the world around them; learning is rooted in a wider sense of citizenship and the environment resulting in common threads being identified and revisited across the curriculum. Pupils make connections between their subjects and are able to problem solve and reflect, developing their critical thinking. Through strong subject leader planning, high quality teaching, continuing professional development and accurate assessment then all pupils under this curriculum will flourish.
These documents show details of the topics you can expect your child to cover in each year at Cyril Jackson.