At Christ Church Juniors we aim to provide the children with a curriculum which is broad, well balanced and above all stimulates the children to learn. In addition to acquiring skills and knowledge we aim to help the children to grow in confidence and maturity so that they can enter secondary school, and later, adulthood with the ability to pursue wholeheartedly, academic social and cultural activities.
We deliver programmes of study that meet the National Curriculum requirements issued by the DfE. This National Curriculum comprises of three core subjects:
English, Mathematics, Science
And foundation subjects:
History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education (PE), Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Religious Education;
The teaching of Religious Education is statutory in all schools. It is taught as a subject outside the National Curriculum but following the Kent Agreed Syllabus 2013.
Ahead of the statutory requirement to teach a modern foreign language we provide French lessons in every year group within curriculum time.
At Christ Church Junior School we place great emphasis on Maths and English as these underpin many of the other aspects of the taught curriculum. To fully engage children in the learning process, opportunities are regularly sought to apply knowledge and skills to real life situations.
The planning of the curriculum is based around a rolling programme to ensure coverage of selected topics by all children who progress through the school. The rolling programmes for both Key Stages make use of our local environment eg we cover topics such as Ramsgate durinf wartime. We also study other localities so that children gain an understanding of Britain as a diverse society. Our MFL links with other countries enhance the children’s understanding of their global community.
Whilst the core subjects are taught on a regular basis the foundation subjects may be taught as blocks of work over a matter of weeks. We make links where possible between subjects to immerse the children more fully in their understanding and to give them an opportunity for them to place their learning in context.
This programme is regularly reviewed to ensure compatibility with new directives or to make necessary improvements to the existing programme of work. We have already altered our existing curriculum in preparation for the new National Curriculum which will become statutory from September 2014.
There is now a great deal of emphasis in the use of ICT and, in particular, computer skills to enhance the learning in all the subjects of the curriculum. With significant recent investment in computer hardware, including the use of ipads and staff training to make effective use of these resources, we are fully prepatred for the introduction of the new computing curriculum, with a much altered focus than the previous ICT curriculum
At Christ Church Juniors School we seek to create opportunities for children to experience and excel in a range of activities that enhance and extend National Curriculum. Children have opportunities both inside and outside the classroom eg Residential trips, gifted and talented workshops, a variety of sporting events, visiting speakers and much more. We also have excellent after school clubs and extended services including a Breakfast and Extended Day club.
For greater detail relating to individual subjects please use the links below.