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Our Curriculum 2021-2022

Our Intent: What do we want for our pupils?

At Melbourne Junior School, we aim to provide our children with a broad and balanced curriculum based on the knowledge, skills and attitudes that will help them to thrive in the wider world and in the next stages of their education.


Our curriculum follows the National Curriculum but we strive to seek out opportunities, experiences and knowledge that will help our pupils to become global citizens who are tolerant and open to the different cultures and communities that make up the UK. 


We aim to empower every child to be an active participant in their learning, encouraging them to ask questions, be curious, discuss their views and opinions and reflect on the progress that they make. We emphasise the discreet teaching of a full range of curriculum subjects, allowing our children to, year on year, build the knowledge and skills to succeed in many different areas. Our wider curriculum offers our children the opportunity to take part in a range of sport and music as well as the chance to take part in visits and events that enrich their learning. Woven throughout our curriculum are our core values that prepare our children to be PROUD of their education, becoming learners who are: Purposeful, Resilient, Organised, Understanding and Dedicated. 


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. 



The implementation of our curriculum focuses on the discreet teaching of all National Curriculum subjects.  We deliver carefully planned, sequential units of work that allow children to build on prior learning. We place a high value on the teaching of rich vocabulary; the careful selection of reading material to encourage our children to become life long readers; and, on the need to revisit and consolidate prior learning of both skills and knowledge through frequent retrieval practice.




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Recommended Reading Texts for Each Year Group