Our Curriculum Vision
Please note: The curriculum documents found in this section are working documents and as such, are subject to changes, teachers notes, comments and highlighting. They represent the most up-to-date information about our curriculum, of which we are very proud.
Our broad curriculum provides a wide range of exciting learning opportunities, which offer pupils challenging, collaborative and creative experiences. Pupils are equipped with the skills, attitudes, knowledge and dispositions to be successful learners. Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum which can be found by clicking the link below. We have developed our provision to ensure we provide our pupils with a knowledge-rich education to ensure their success as they move into their next stage of their learning. The curriculum reflects the diverse backgrounds of our school community and pupils see themselves represented within the curriclum. The National Curriculum document shows the statutory objectives for the knowledge, skills and understanding that we teach at Coombe Hill Junior from Year 3 to Year 6.
Children will experience:
Exciting motivating topics and learning opportunities
Explicit and meaningful links across subjects
Rigorous skills progression
Speaking and listening, reading, writing and maths opportunities across subjects
Opportunities for independence, collaboration, leadership, questioning, problem solving, imagination, creativity and practical experiences.
Opportunities to explore and work in the natural environment
Access and use of a broad range of up to date equipment and resources
Opportunities to embrace the outdoors
Opportunities to stay safe and healthy
Visits, trips and talks which motivate, enhance topics and engage learners
Opportunities to pursue their own interests
Opportunities to reflect, recognise and celebrate achievement
The National Curriculum (2014) is central to our school offer and can be found here.
We aim for every child to:
We think constantly about the pupils in our care, providing a stimulating, safe and happy environment in which they can thrive.
For some pupils, there are plenty of opportunities to continue to learn and develop after school, for some perhaps opportunities are limited and, for others, school provides most of the cultural capital that supports learning and progress. At least 16 per cent come from homes where there is or has been some disadvantage.
We have a significant number of pupils who are tutored for grammar school, experience academic pressure and rely on what they have learnt by rote; some of our pupils are hindered by fear of failure. These pressures can reduce the time that they have to play freely outside.
What we provide
High focus on reading and building vocabulary through real books in Book Study, Reading Skills and Power of Reading
Rights Respecting Schools initiative (Silver)
Festival assemblies and events throughout the year
Helpful Heroes interpretors
Broad RE curriculum developed with emphasis on sharing and respect
LEAH (Learn English At Home) group to help parents who are new to English support their children
Faith-based events and celebrations
Wide range of clubs
Founding school for The Spark School Book Awards
Visits by Theatre companies
Immersive curriculum days
Annual Shakespeare Performance
Visits by museums
External school choir performances
Pupil Council visit to Parliament
Strictly Coombe Dancing
Emphasis on fundraising and stall days, including supporting Lunchbowl Charity
Books Days and Writers’ Week
Drama productions in Year 4, 5 and 6, including use of specialist teacher, public speaking competition
Homework Club, reading squad
Ukuleles learnt in Year 3
Outstanding Learner Disposition
Focus on rewards and celebrations
Emphasis on ‘events’ and creative hooks in lessons to engage and inspire a love of learning
Collaborative work, especially through Google Chrome
Growth Mindset Approach through the school
Maths Hub's curriculum focus on understanding and explaining
Outdoor Learning Day each term
Use of grounds for other lessons
Lots of Sports competitions
Our creative curriculum: