New Curriculum September 2014!
The aim of the new national curriculum is to provide pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
The national curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the national curriculum specifications. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum.
The national curriculum in England
What does this mean for Jubilee?
At Jubilee School, much preparation was undertaken in readiness for the new curriculum - indeed, we embraced the changes, viewing them as a:
Fantastic opportunity to examine, innovate and enhance our existing curriculum provision!
Our curriculum covers the children’s learning in terms of acquiring skills, gaining knowledge and experiences, shaping attitudes, developing and forming behaviour patterns. The school follows the National Curriculum in teaching the children a broad and balanced range of skills and experiences. At Jubilee, each stage of your child’s development and education is carefully planned and focuses on their physical, intellectual, emotional and social development
We subscribe whole-heartedly to Ofsted's view that the curriculum should encourage a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning. It covers a range of subjects and provides opportunities for academic, technical and sporting excellence and contributes well to pupils’ academic achievement, their physical wellbeing and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. It promotes positive behaviour and a good understanding of safety matters.
We therefore plan and deliver opportunities beyond the curriculum and indeed, beyond the classroom environment wherever possible: themed weeks...trips and visits...visitors to the school...extensive range of PSHE opportunities...and so on.
Our latest project - the development of the outdoor areas for all age groups - will provide children with an extensive range of opportunities to enhance their social, emotional, personal and physical development:
gross and fine motor skills
confidence and self-esteem
conflict resolution skills
All areas will be used by varying sized groups and for different purposes, for example:
learning mentor-led activities;
small groups with specific objectives such as behaviour development, anger management, teamwork and so on;
small groups as means of reward;
At Jubilee, we place the WHOLE child at the centre of everything we do!