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Our Curriculum

Curriculum Principles

To ensure that our schools are inclusive where pupils can maximise their academic, social and physical development our curriculum will:

    • be relevant, meaningful, engaging and enjoyable, providing pupils with an appropriate ownership and responsibility for their learning and behaviour
    • be linked to life beyond the classroom and designed to enable pupils to make a positive contribution to society
    • develop the “whole” child and be referenced to the ‘Every Child Matters’ principles
    • promote aspiration in pupils, parents, carers and all staff
    • positively create an ethos and environment to develop pupils as independent, creative and analytical “thinkers”
    • be flexible, enabling all pupils’ needs to be acknowledged, responded to appropriately and met
    • use first hand practical experiences whenever possible and high quality resources
    • be developmentally appropriate, without putting restrictions on a pupil’s ability to achieve at the highest levels, to develop depth of understanding and a secure knowledge base
    • promote the acquisition of basic skills in literacy, numeracy, computing, thinking including mastery of a range of subjects
    • promote the development of Emotional Intelligence
    • ensure that pupils can apply and use skills and ideas developed in one area of learning to another
    • instil respect for religious and moral values, tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life and help pupils to understand the independence and interdependence of individuals, group and nations in order to create equality of opportunity and promote British values

 

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Art and design is taught across the school as a way of engaging, inspiring and challenging children through their creativity.  They gain understanding and knowledge of using a range of different materials and gain the confidence…

    Promoting British Values at Newbridge   In 2011, the government defined British Values as democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of different faiths and beliefs.  We promote…

  Computing is such an important life skill. Technology is part of everyday life and for most of us, is essential to our lives at home and at work.  At Newbridge Junior School, we learn vital Computing…

Whole School Curriculum The sequence of our school curriculum is set out in a whole school curriculum map. Subject Curriculum Maps Subject curriculum maps set out the sequence of learning for each subject for years 3…

             

  At Newbridge Junior School, we are proud to offer French as part of our programme of study for Key Stage 2, with a wide-range of topics covered. Learning by speaking, reading, writing, and listening to…

At Newbridge Junior School we believe that Geography helps to provoke and provide answers to questions about the natural and human aspects of the world. Children are encouraged to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the world,…

  History helps pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Children are taught to use sources and artefacts to gather information and are encouraged to ask perceptive…

Knowledge Banks        

  The aims of teaching maths at Newbridge Junior School are in line with the three main aims of the maths curriculum To develop fluency and mathematical efficiency. Children should be able to work carefully through…