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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

In this section

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 these values through our mission statement,…

Click on the links below to see our school’s curriculum maps which outline key aspects of learning in each subject and across each year group. Curriculum Principals Overview

  E-safety E-Safety is taught as an integral part of the computing curriculum  Children also take part in stand alone E-safety lessons to help them to understand how to stay safe when online and how to…

Home Learning is an integral part of children’s education.  It supports and enhances the learning that takes place in school. Home learning policy

Learning Journeys The curriculum at Newbridge is organised around a series of Learning Journeys, each of which lasts half a term. Each learning journey is led by one curriculum subject with other subjects purposefully linked together…

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 year…

  Religious Education In Religious Education, we study the diversity of the world and different religious beliefs and practices.  We follow the Hampshire, Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight agreed syllabus, ‘Living Difference III’ which encapsulates the…

Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development At Newbridge Junior School we recognise that the personal development of children, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC), plays a significant part in their ability to learn and achieve. We…

Newbridge Juniour School’s policies for each of the subjects covered by the National Curriculum can be found below: Curriculum Principals Overview

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