Junior

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The Junior School Curriculum covers Years 1 and 2, KS1 and Years 3 to 6, KS2.  

A brief summary of subjects taught is listed below.

Subjects studied:

Art and Design:

Developing creativity and imagination through a wide variety of artistic skills, materials, tools and techniques.

English:

Developing reading and writing skills to encourage a love of books and a high level of understanding of both the mechanics and creativity of the written word.

French/ Spanish:

The emphasis is on the fun and enjoyment of discovering, learning and speaking a different language. This progresses to the reading and writing of simple French or Spanish.

Geography:

Pupils progress from investigating their own local area, to gaining knowledge and understanding of other countries and the people who live there.

History:

Researching information and evidence of past times - learning and experiencing through themed days about past cultures.

ICT:

Developing confident keyboard and computer skills, and an understanding of internet use, as a research and communication tool.

Mathematics:

Developing a good understanding of number work through games and activities, leading to excellent mental skills and confidence when working with numbers.

Music:

Developing an understanding of music through listening skills, composing, performance and research.

Physical Education:

Developing a positive attitude towards physical activity and a healthy lifestyle through fun and enjoyment in dance, gymnastic and games activities.

Religious Education:

Developing an understanding not only of the Catholic tradition, but of other faiths and beliefs through the topics within the ‘God Matters’ programme for Years 1 – 4 and ‘ The Way, the Truth and the Life’ for Years 5 and 6.

Science:

Discovering Science through experiments, investigation and evaluation - developing an understanding of themselves and the world around them through scientific eyes.

"Education through independent learning and creative teaching"