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Our Curriculum 2021-2022

Our Intent: What do we want for our pupils?

At Melbourne Junior School, we aim to empower every child to take ownership of their learning; our curriculum is designed to facilitate this with opportunities for children to explore their own learning, ask questions, pick the level of challenge that suits them, and to support and mentor each other. Pupils are widely read, motivated to learn and enthusiastic to develop their skills. They are encouraged to became active and to engage in a variety of extra-curricular activities giving them windows into the worlds of sport and the arts. We enjoy a high level of engagement from parents and carers, who are keen to support children’s learning beyond the classroom. We aim to inspire children's curiosity through offering a range of off-site visits and inviting visitors into our community.


Our curriculum is a vehicle for the development of expertise, providing opportunities for children to practice skills needed for later life and to develop a thirst for knowledge through engagement in a broad variety of topic areas. We aim to include all our pupils, ensuring that our curriculum is accessible to those with a special educational need or disability and those with English as an additional language. We use all subjects to stimulate discussion and to raise new questions. All subjects are equally valued. Our aim is to create curious, reflective, creative and energetic life-long learners. 


Our recovery curriculum 2021 2022 – How do we intend to come back from Covid?

The Covid-19 pandemic has required us to plan a recovery curriculum which enables all our children to re-engage with their formal education and to recover any skills and confidence lost during the two periods of national lock-down as well as supporting children to recover learning and confidence lost during periods of self- isolation.


Our recovery curriculum has allowed children to rediscover an enthusiasm for learning, rebuild relationships and reintroduce the skills required for successful learning. On return to school in September 2021 we aim to be teaching our full curriculum, but elements of our recovery curriculum will remain in place. Carefully chosen whole class reading texts and picture books have been used to re-inspire our whole school passion for reading and all the other learning that this brings.  Our Maths and English curriculum will aim to recover lost learning through revision of previous year’s objectives and engagement with current curriculum requirements.

We will also retain our blended learning systems so that children who are out of school are able to continue with their studies. We are using of Microsoft Teams to help pupils stay on track whether they are self-isolating or out of school with their whole bubble.

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Recommended Reading Texts for Each Year Group