At South Stanley Junior School we want our curriculum to be full of opportunities for pupils to explore the world in which they live, developing curiosity and skills which can be used across a range of subjects.
We want to provide real-life experiences to deepen and develop their interest and love for learning. We aim to stimulate their thinking, drawing upon first-hand experience as well as consideration and appreciation of the ideas, thoughts and achievements of others.
It is our aim to provide children with the skills to enable lifelong learning as well as the desire to pursue this whole-heartedly.
At South Stanley Juniors we teach for maths mastery. What does this mean?
At a glance:
- Evidence-based approach to teaching maths
- Helps pupils develop a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of maths
- Inclusive approach where all children achieve
- Slower pace which results in greater progress
- Endorsed by the Department for Education, NCETM and OFSTED
- Pupils learn to think mathematically as opposed to reciting formulas they don’t understand
- Teaches mental strategies to solve problems such as drawing a bar model
Teaching maths for mastery ensures that children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures. There is an emphasis on understanding rather than simply learning methods and facts.
At SSJ we use the above approach consistently across all classes.
Use of CPA (Concrete, Pictorial, Abstract) approach.
The concrete, pictorial, abstract (CPA) approach to maths is an essential technique within teaching maths for mastery and is used consistently across our school. CPA means that when approaching new ideas in maths, children have a hands on active approach to learning, using a range of practical resources (concrete) which can be handled and physically moved around. Once confident, they move to picture representation of the new learning and finally to abstract maths representations. For example simple addition might be developed and supported by combining counters, buttons, sweets or other concrete objects before showing pictures of these and then finally to abstract number sentences (2 + 2 = 4).
Year Group Maths Overviews:
You can view or download an overview of what is taught in each year group by clicking on the links below:
If you would like more information please click on the links below or speak to the maths lead teachers in school – Mrs H Thomas/Miss B Slater
At South Stanley Junior School, we aim to engage and develop confident, articulate children who are able to communicate and express themselves through written and spoken words. We strive to develop a love for reading and writing which will serve them well throughout the rest of their lives.
Year group topics inspire themes for reading and writing but there is a clear emphasis on developing essential skills for reading, writing and speaking and listening. There is also an emphasis on giving children the technical knowledge and language through which they can discuss and improve their work, helping them to become reflective, life-long learners.
The following year group overviews show links between topics, genres for writing and reading texts across the school year:
You can view or download our curriculum overviews and view more detailed information about our approach to the National Curriculum by clicking the links below:
Links to our computing, MFL and music curricula will be uploaded soon…
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum please contact school.
Find out what your child will be learning – visit the Class Pages to see our curriculum in action.
SMSC and British Values
At South Stanley Junior School we promote the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils. We have a duty to prepare our children for life in modern Britain and to keep them safe. Find out more about SMSC and our approach to British Values by clicking here: SMSC & British Values .
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At South Stanley Junior School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
For more information about our Curriculum
To find out more about the Curriculum we follow please do not hesitate to contact you child’s class teacher or our Main Office on 01207 232059.
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