At Whitehall Junior School, all pupils intend to experience a curriculum that is broad and balanced; this ensures every child reaches their full potential and has access to a range of educational experiences whatever their starting points or circumstance. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum.
Our curriculum is built to meet the needs of our community and our curriculum drivers, along with British Values, are at the heart of our curriculum. Awareness of these drivers ensures that our children have high aspirations. They have a positive attitude and strength of character. They have the skills and knowledge to be successful independently and with others. Whitehall Junior School ensures that our children, across CADMUS, have the opportunity to explore and enjoy a range of experiences that enhance both their education and provide cultural capital.
At Whitehall Junior School, children are taught all foundation subjects discretely so that they are able to develop their knowledge and key skills in each area. Not only will this ensure children have a sound understanding of each subject but that they are well prepared for the next stage of their education.
Our curriculum is designed to build a schema by developing knowledge and vocabulary through a range of experiences and deliberate practice. To limit cognitive load, our curriculum aims to build schema in children’s long-term memory.
Our formal curriculum is further enhanced by a wealth of extra-curricular opportunities for pupils to extend their knowledge and understanding and to improve their skills in a range of artistic, creative and sporting activities.
Please note, as we reflect and evaluate the impact of the pandemic on our children, we are adapting and prioritising our curriculum in order to secure their progress. We are doing this by focussing on children's personal and emotional needs as well as using ongoing assessments to identify and address gaps in learning. We have reintroduced our RML phonic scheme as we realise the impact of the pandemic on pupils.
Please see information for each subject in the links below. If you would like any further information, please don't hesitate to get in touch using the information on the 'Contact Us.'