Curriculum Statement 2019
Intent, Implementation and Impact
At Booker Avenue Junior School, our aim is to provide our children with an engaging, exciting and empowering curriculum that equips them for today and tomorrow.
The breadth of our curriculum is designed with three goals in mind:
When designing our curriculum, we have considered a number of drivers that shape what we do, bring about the aims and values of our school and respond to the particular needs of our children. The three key drivers are:
Community – which helps pupils to be an active, responsible member of our school, the local area and the wider world. Community involvement is an integral part of our curriculum, inviting families and visitors to facilitate learning new skills and sharing experiences such as assemblies, curriculum sessions, health week and community events.
Respect – which helps our pupils to think about others and to look after themselves and the world around them.
Culture – which helps our pupils to value difference and diversity whilst valuing their own background. We celebrate the diverse nature and heritage of our pupils and gain inspiration from them for learning about the wider world.
A broad range of extra-curricular activities at our school, provide further opportunities for children to nurture interests, talents, social skills and confidence.
2. Cultural Capital
This is the background knowledge of the world that pupils need to infer meaning from what they encounter through reading, observations and experiences. It develops vocabulary, which, in turn, helps pupils to express themselves in a mature and sophisticated way.
Taking into account our three key drivers, our curriculum sets out:
When considering our curriculum design we took into account three main principles of cognitive science:
We cover most of our content through a subject specific approach with cross-curricular opportunities being utilised, where appropriate, to deepen pupils’ understanding and allow them to apply their skills.
Throughout our curriculum, our aim is that the vast majority of pupils develop sustained mastery of the content i.e. they remember it and are fluent in it. Some pupils will have built a greater depth of understanding.
We track the progress of pupils to ensure that they reach the expectations we have set.
At our school, progress is defined as: The widening and deepening of essential knowledge, skills, understanding and behaviours.
Foundation subject displays
Please find information about what the children are learning across the year groups below.