Following its introduction in September 2014, Chester Park Junior School follows the National Curriculum. www.gov.uk/government/publications/national-curriculum-in-england-primary-curriculum . Reading is at the heart of our curriculum. We believe that secure, confident reading and comprehension skills are essential to fully access the wider curriculum. We also believe that fostering a love of reading creates enquiring and engaged learners. Each term our pupils read a class text closely linked to that term’s topic. Learning opportunities both within English lessons and cross-curricular are planned from this source material. The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education. We seek to provide a broad, balanced differentiated curriculum and offer a wide range of exciting, challenging activities and experiences to all pupils irrespective of ability, background, ethnic origin or gender.
Science, history and geography are taught through a topic based approach, with other subjects linked to the subject of the topic. Maths and English are taught discretely in addition to being embedded in our topic learning. Each topic is introduced through a key question which shapes the learning journey for the term.
We have ensured that our new curriculum is unique to Chester Park Junior School in that it is specifically tailored towards the interests and needs of the children. Our curriculum has been shaped to be relevant to and inspired by our local area, Bristol as a whole and the wider South West region.
We acknowledge that people learn in many different ways and we recognise the need to develop strategies that allow all children to learn in ways that suit them. Opportunities are planned to cater for a range of different learning styles to ensure that all children can access the curriculum and learn in a way that is best for them.
You can find termly information about what each class is covering on the individual year group curriculum maps. Further information is available on the year group weekly letters- these are given as a hard copy to parents each week, but are also available on the year group links here on the website.
Weekly Religious Education lessons take place at Chester Park Infant School and Chester Park Junior School. These lessons are based on Discovery Re which links with the PSHE we teach through the Jigsaw programme. Daily Collective Worship takes place in both settings and all collective worship is planned termly so that major festivals from different religions are shared as part of collective worship. As part of RE in school we ensure that children visit at local places of worship such as the Mosque on Abingdon Road or St John’s Church. Through our links with history we reference historical people of faith who have impacted on our community. The schools have visits from Rev Jordan, our local vicar and Nigib Kanh, our local Imam
2019-2020 Curriculum Maps
2018-2019 Curriculum Maps
Calculation Teaching Strategies
2017-2018 Curriculum Maps
2016-2017 Curriculum Maps
If you would like to know more about the national curriculum for your child's year or for a specific subject click here!