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:
The Booker curriculum is underpinned by values which we hold at the heart of our work:
Respect – which helps our pupils to think about others and to look after themselves, each other 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.
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.A broad range of extra-curricular activities at our school, provide further opportunities for children to nurture interests, talents, social skills and confidence.
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.
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.
The curriculum breadth for each year group ensures that there is clarity about what is to be covered. It provides opportunities for pupils to build knowledge of the world and to develop their ‘cultural capital.’
Key skills or threshold concepts are the key disciplinary aspects of each subject. These are chosen to build conceptual understanding within subjects and may be repeated many times within each topic.
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.
Children will leave Booker as independent, confident, successful learners who will be able to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.