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Knowsley Junior School Curriculum

Our school curriculum is broad and balanced and has been designed to best fit the needs of our children, building on their prior knowledge and skills.

It is unique to our school, but follows all statutory requirements of the national curriculum. It prepares our students for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

Should you wish to know more about our school curriculum, please contact Mrs Oliver, who will be happy to discuss any questions you may have.

 

File icon: pdf Curriculum Policy [pdf 146KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 3 Curriculum Map [pdf 261KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 4 Curriculum Map [pdf 273KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 5 Curriculum Map [pdf 268KB] Click to download
File icon: pdf Year 6 Curriculum Map [pdf 164KB] Click to download

Promoting Learning of the Curriculum at Home

Knowsley Junior School prides itself on providing many opportunities to promote the learning of the primary curriculum. The children benefit hugely by the homework they are set, which prepares them for their in-class learning and gives them the confidence to develop their existing knowledge. You can support your child in their curriculum learning at home by

  • Ensuring that a variety of books are readily available to them. You may wish to encourage your child to become a member at the local library too, so that they can access a wide range of books and other resources. 
  • Helping your child to select appropriate texts for their age or ones which relates to their termly topic.
  • Helping your child to become a reader and develop a love for reading.  This is key to lifelong learning.
  • Allowing them to use a computer, under supervision, for research purposes, if possible.
  • Letting your child know that you think education is important and by setting time aside for homework each day.
  • Providing a special place to study and removing distractions, such as the television, during homework time and ensuring that your child is well prepared.
  • Offering lots of praise whilst your child is completing their homework and when they have completed it, particularly with presentation and effort.  
  • Talking to your child about their learning, allowing them to discuss and reflect on what they have been learning about.
  • Encouraging them to join one of our extra-curricular clubs at school, to enhance their learning.
  • Involving them in games that encourage learning such as Scrabble, Monopoly, and crosswords etc.
  • Watching educational documentaries on the television.
  • Visiting museums and art galleries in their free time.
  • Encouraging them to become responsible, independent learners, e.g. letting them join in with cooking at home and giving them responsibilities.
  • Giving them the opportunity to learn a musical instrument to build confidence and encourage active learning.
  • Keeping in touch with your child’s teacher by attending parents’ evenings, parent meetings, assemblies and fun school events.
  • Encouraging an active and healthy lifestyle and limiting time on tablets, phones and computer games etc.