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Shelton Junior School

Together, we learn, trust & succeed.

Our Curriculum

Vision

At Shelton Junior School, our curriculum is designed to enable children to reach their full potential by developing a love of learning; building positive relationships; and encouraging a desire to succeed. In short: Together, we learn, trust and succeed. Find out more about our aims and ethos

Values

Our curriculum encompasses not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide. Reading and developing a rich and varied vocabulary underpin every aspect of our curriculum.

The curriculum at Shelton is further enhanced by our commitment to children’s well-being and a values-based education, including the Fundamental British Values and Protected Characteristics. Through these, we provide learning experiences which are the building blocks for our future collaborators, innovators, leaders and, more than anything else, young people who understand what it means to be human.

POWER Curriculum

At Shelton Junior School, our POWER curriculum gives us the

  • Power to achieve our dreams, and the
  • Oracy skills needed to be successful.
  • We are kind to each other and care for our school, community and planet.
  • Everyone is equal and treated with respect.
  • Reading for knowledge and pleasure gives us the POWER to succeed!

Superpowers

Our Shelton Superpowers underpin all aspects of school life as we seek to nurture these qualities in all children in our care:

  • Perseverer –  resilience
  • Reflector –  reflectiveness
  • Investigator –  curiosity
  • Thinker –  concentration
  • Collaborator –  collaboration

Curriculum Organisation

Children study the core subjects of reading, writing and maths during their morning sessions, with this work and knowledge often linking to their wider foundation subject learning during the afternoon.

Children learn the foundation subjects by studying 3 term-long topics each year with a history, science and geography focus to ensure that children obtain a broad range of knowledge and skills.

Our foundation subject curriculum knowledge content is split into a 2 year curriculum.

Year 3 & 4Year 5 & 6
Year AYearly overview 3 & 4 – Year AYearly overview 5 & 6 – Year A
Year BYearly overview 3 & 4 – Year BYearly overview 5 & 6 – Year B

Subjects

At Shelton, we follow the National Curriculum and children study the following subjects:

MathsWritingReadingScienceArt & Design
Computing Design TechnologyHistoryGeography Modern Foreign Languages (French)
MusicPEPersonal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) & Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)Religious EducationSpiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development & Fundamental British Values (FBV)

Subject Content

Following the disruption caused by the COVID pandemic, we are currently reviewing the content of each subject ready for the 2021-22 academic year. Full details for all subjects will be published shortly.

Maths

Writing
Year 3 & 4 – YEAR A
Year 3 & 4 – YEAR B
Year 5 & 6 – YEAR A
Year 5 & 6 – YEAR B

Reading
Year 3 & 4 – YEAR A
Year 3 & 4 – YEAR B
Year 5 & 6 – YEAR A
Year 5 & 6 – YEAR B

Science

Art & Design

Computing

Design Technology

History
Year 3 & 4
Year 5 & 6

Geography

Modern Foreign Languages (French)

Music

PE

Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) & Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Religious Education

Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development & Fundamental British Values (FBV)

More Information

For further information about our POWER curriculum, please contact your child’s class teacher or contact the office and we’ll be happy to share further information.