Curriculum Overview

Aims:

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

Purpose:

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

Values:

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.

Curriculum Overview 

 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.

PE at Towers:

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Religious Education at Towers:

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Year 3

What does it mean to be a Hindu? (first part of unit)

Why do religious people celebrate?

What does it mean to be Jewish? (first part of unit)

Why is Jesus important to Christians?

How do people express their faith through the Arts?

What do religions teach about the natural world and why we should care for it?

Year 4

Where, how and why do people worship?

 

What matters most to Humanists and Christians?

Who should inspire us?

What does it mean to be Jewish? (second half of unit)

How and why do religious believers show their commitments during the journey of life?

What does it mean to be a Hindu? (second part of unit)

Year 5

What does it mean to be a Muslim? (first part of unit)

Why is prayer important for religious believers?

 

What does it mean to be a Christian?

(first part of unit)

 

What do different people believe about God?

Justice and poverty: Can religions help to build a fair world?

Why are sources of wisdom important to people?

Year 6

What does it mean to be a Muslim?

(second part of the unit)

What does it mean to be a Sikh?

What does it mean to be a Christian? (second half of unit)

What do religions say to us when life gets hard?

Why do people make vows and commitments to one another?

What will make our city/town/borough a more respectful place?