The National Curriculum has three broad aims to enable young people to become:
- Successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve
- Confident individuals who are able to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives
- Responsible citizens who make a positive contribution to society
The purpose of a statutory curriculum is:
- To establish an entitlement for all
- To promote high standards
- To promote continuity and progression
- To promote public understanding
The values underpinning the National Curriculum reflect the values in society that promote:
- Personal development
- Equality of opportunity
- Economic well being
- A healthy, just democracy and a sustainable future.
Towers Junior School Curriculum
At Towers Junior School we deliver an integrated creative curriculum because we believe a topic based approach offers the children greater:
- coherence between subject areas leading to greater understanding of the world around them.
- systematic development of transferable skills whilst developing knowledge
- opportunities for children to learn in a kinesthetic way by engaging in more practical activities, leading to increased motivation and enthusiasm.
- opportunities to further develop thinking skills and social skills through paired and group work, problem solving and finding solutions.
Whilst we teach English and Mathematics as discrete subjects, our integrated curriculum offers learners the opportunity to use and apply their Literacy and Numeracy skills across all areas of the curriculum.
ICT at the Heart of Learning:
Our pupils live, work and play in the 21st century. Therefore ICT is at the heart of learning at Towers Junior School. We have an e learning platform through our Managed Learning Environment (Fronter MLE) . The MLE enables our pupils to access guided activities, via a secure internet site, to further their learning at home. Our MLE is being used across the borough and internationally as an example of excellent practice. Since the introduction of the MLE pupils have become genuinely excited about continuing their learning beyond the school day.