Jessop Primary School

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Creative Curriculum

Introduction

We will continue to ensure that the curriculum offered to   children at Jessop is not only fun and enjoyable but also leads to children achieving their full academic potential. Our logo says ‘ Excellence together with our community’ as we truly believe that it is with the partnership with parents and staff that children will be able to develop into well rounded  individuals. Our Partnership with London Music Master continues and we will ensure that trips enhance the curriculum.

We believe that the curriculum subjects should be linked so that learning becomes more purposefully and meaningful for children.  Learning will be taught through whole school and year group topics and themes. The skills in Mathematics, Reading, Writing and ICT will be used throughout the curriculum.  The Children will also be asked to produce a homework project connected to the term's topic.

Ofsted Quote

Teachers have excellent subject knowledge, very high expectations and plan a range of activities that inspire and

enthuse pupils in lessons.

Teachers make excellent links across subjects providing practical experiences to make learning more relevant to pupils and to develop curiosity.

There are good links between subjects with IT being used across the curriculum and themes being introduced throughout the school year. Literacy and numeracy are the key focus for all parts of the curriculum, with pupils making outstanding progress in both areas.

With our unique approach to the creative arts, we share a specialist music teacher with our partner school. Music provides a weekly highlight of the curriculum which supports pupils' cultural development.

Visits to local places on interest help to bring the curriculum to life. Ofsted

National testing and assessment takes place at the end of Years 2 and 6. In addition to this, teachers make regular and on-going assessments of children's achievements which are reported to parents annually.

Ofsted Quote

Outstanding teaching of early reading skills and regular sessions that link letters and the sounds they make in the Early Years Foundation Stage and in Years 1 and 2 provide a very good foundation for children to learn to read. In Key Stage 2 guided reading sessions encourage pupils to analyse texts and respond to authors’ use of

language.