The Curriculum at Ashbrook Junior School
The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development in preparation for life in modern Britain. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also any other activity organised by school, for example, extra-curricular activities and any other activities designed to enrich the experience of the children. There is also a ‘hidden’ element to the curriculum which includes what the children learn from their school environment, the way they are treated and how they are expected to behave.
Along with all other maintained schools in England we will be required by government to teach the revised National Curriculum from September 2014. The curriculum is ‘what’ will be taught. The Government has slimmed these requirements down to enable schools to add areas they feel children need for their development.
The curriculum does not dictate ‘how’ things are taught. That is down to us. We will mix a rich cross curricular approach to make learning fun, with discrete teaching of specialist subjects such as computing, foreign languages and physical education.
During the next academic year statutory tests will remain in place for Year 2, and 6 in the same format as in 2013/2014. In 2014/2015 academic year 2 and 6 will be taught elements of the English, Maths and Science ‘old’ curriculum as well as elements of the new curriculum.
Parent's guides to the new Curriculum can be found below: