Curriculum

The Curriculum

Alton Park Junior School aims to develop each and every pupil to their full potential. To do this, we teach a broad and balanced curriculum.We use a wide range of strategies to appeal to pupils’ different learning styles and needs. Active learning, speaking and listening, drama, paired and group work, as well as direct teaching, are used across the year groups. Whenever possible learning is cross-curricular and linked in themes or ‘Topics’. Learning is further enhanced by school trips, visiting authors and theatre companies. We regularly invite specialists into school to enhance the children’s’ learning further. 

National Curriculum

The basic requirements for our school curriculum for Key Stage 2 are laid down by the National Curriculum and consists of;

Core Subjects

English
Maths
Science
Computing

Foundation Subjects

Geography
History
Design Technology.
Art
Music
PE

 

PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) being a good citizen
Citizenship
Spanish (formally taught from year 3 up)

In addition, we follow the Essex agreed syllabus for RE.

What we are learning

To find out further details on what is being taught in each subject during the current term, you can view the curriculum maps on each year group page linked below.

We also aim to keep parents updated on any new initiatives which we undertake and to actively involve you in your children’s learning.

Below is more information on our Curriculum at Alton Park.

Curriculum Links

We have researched and recommended a selection of websites that are safe to use. They are a mixture of learning tools and games that are both fun to play but are also educational. We aim to make learning fun.

Links from our website: Our website includes hyperlinks to other websites owned and operated by third parties; such hyperlinks are not recommendations. We have no control over the contents of third party websites, and we accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.

General

Primary Games

Education City

ICT Games

SEN Teacher

Dance Mat Typing

Teaching Ideas

Literacy

Lexia

BBC Bitesize Key Stage 2

Renaissance Learning

British Council

Mathematics

Teaching Time

Mathletics

Teaching Tables

Maths Playground

BBC Bitesize Key Stage 2

Rich Mathematics

Science

BBC Bitesize Key Stage 2

PSHE

Welcome to the PSHE section

Within this section you will find:

Sports

Sport is central to school life at Alton Park and there is a wide range of opportunities both during and outside the school day. All abilities are catered for – you don’t have to be Wayne Rooney to play football for Alton Park! We emphasise teamwork, fair play and sportsmanship.Oh, and we like winning too, of course! The recent successes of our teams in football, netball, athletics, rounders, cricket and hockey demonstrate the ability and attitude of our children. They also have the opportunity to learn to swim and to take part in more unusual sports like squash, golf and climbing. 

Sports Premium

View how our Sports Premium grant is allocated here.