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Jubilee Primary School

“EXCELLENCE IN EDUCATION • EQUIPPED FOR LIFE”

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Our Curriculum

Learning at Jubilee Primary School is holistic, impacting the child’s whole development, with a staff team who are passionate about teaching. We teach the same subjects as any other mainstream school but with the addition of weekly, timetabled enrichment activities, a greater emphasis on the Creative and Performing Arts, and optional afterschool activities.

English

Phonics is taught through the Read~Write Inc Programme throughout Early Years and Year 1. This programme focuses on children’s recognition of sounds within words that they read. As well as developing phonic knowledge, children are also exposed to a wide variety of texts through English lessons linked to our themed curriculum. Further support with reading is developed through guided reading sessions where phonics and comprehension techniques are targeted.

 

From Year 2 on, children are introduced to the Accelerated Reader programme which includes a wide variety of text types and authors. Once a child completes reading a book, they take an online quiz and get immediate feedback. Children respond to feedback and are motivated to make progress with their reading skills. The focus on spelling, punctuation and grammar continues as your child moves through the school. We will be developing our curriculum with a focus on high quality texts.

 

Across the school, children are encouraged to write for a range of purposes and view language as a powerful means of self-expression. We want to create readers and writers for life, with the skills to succeed and fulfil their potential in the next stage of their education. We also have a strong focus on language development which underpins all aspects of learning.

Read Write Inc

Please access these links for Parent Information on Read Write Inc:

Mathematics

At Jubilee Primary School we believe that an outstanding mathematics curriculum provides the foundation on which pupils can develop their critical understanding, so that they can explore methodically, reason logically and make connections across all areas of the curriculum. All our teaching in mathematics is based on the National Curriculum.

 

The programme of study aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

 

New concepts are taught and embedded, using a learning journey that develops skills, builds fluency, facilitates problem solving and challenges pupils to prove their thinking.

To do this we provide opportunities for our pupils to explore the basic building blocks of number through play and child initiated learning. This evolves into teacher lead activities that use concrete resources such as Numicon, Diennes, and cubes so that pupils can build mental representations of mathematical concepts. As pupils meet more mathematical ideas, they build new and stronger internal schema, which allows them to make new connections and gain further understanding. They develop reasoning into increasingly abstract concepts so that they can solve problems within and beyond the maths curriculum.

Language

All pupils on entry into school will begin to learn Spanish.

Jubilee University

Every term our children get to choose an area of enrichment that is not normally covered in the curriculum. The children are put into mixed aged groups, based on their choices, to provide an opportunity for them to learn from those older than them and to teach those younger than them. Some of the activities include: cooking, Street Dance, sewing, animation and many more.

Specialists in Creative and Performing Arts

We are extremely passionate about the contribution that the Arts can make to an individual’s self esteem and confidence. When a pupil is happy and has a sense of worth and purpose, their effort and enthusiasm in all subjects grows, as does their achievement. Therefore we aim for every child to:

 

  • Plan and partake in an annual Arts festival and/or school production.

  • Learn to play a musical instrument during school time with no extra charge.

  • Take part in a weekly enrichment activity to explore and develop their own gifts and talents, for example in photography, cooking or website design. These sessions will take take place in mixed aged groups so that pupils will have the opportunity to meet with children from across the school and learn how to teach others younger than themselves.

  • Participate in intra-school sports activities with additional opportunities for inter-school events. We also offer a wider range of sports activities available to all genders, including swimming in year 4.

For more information on our curriculum, please view "Everything we do". 

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