At FJS we have developed an exciting and balanced curriculum which gives pupils a wide range of experiences and opportunities to develop the skills they need to succeed. The result is a curriculum which ensures all children are interested and motivated to learn. Our school ethos ‘Believe Strive Achieve’ is one of encouraging success and progress and of building learning power and aspirations within every child. Our curriculum is driven by a growth mindset ethos which enables children to become effective learners in an ever changing world.
We firmly believe that school should be about developing children’s learning attitudes and their characters so that they will want to go on learning for ever, and although this means very high standards in English and Mathematics, it means so much more besides. We have high expectations, working hard to make the best possible progress, but we have a great deal of fun as well and really value the laughter, enjoyment and variety that is essential in securing a unified and stimulating atmosphere for learning.
The curriculum is taught through learning units lasting for half a term, in which relevant subjects are combined to help develop children’s knowledge skills and understanding, around a common theme. Cross curricular links are made where they are meaningful, however this approach is not always possible and therefore specific subjects are taught discreetly when required. Throughout the Learning Units, we weave our learning dimensions (see Learning Dimension page) into the activities so that as well as acquiring knowledge and skills, the children are developing very important life skills. Each learning unit begins with an exciting hook which is designed to ignite children’s interests in the learning. The learning unit then culminates in an outcome which is shared with parents.
Half Termly Learning Unit Information
For more information about our curriculum come and see the school in action or chat through our exciting approach.
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