JS Curriculum

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Overview

“By the end of Reception most children can read well, write in sentences using simple punctuation, add and subtract competently, use mathematical language and solve number problems.  They are articulate and have a good vocabulary.  They enjoy creative work and can manipulate a range of ICT equipment.  All make excellent progress.” ISI Report 2013.

We aim to give pupils opportunities to realise their potential and become life-long learners, able to contribute positively to tomorrow’s world. We lay foundations for them to develop into interesting, confident adults, keen to learn and able to tackle the challenges that lie ahead.

A broad curriculum runs throughout the school using a weekly timetable structured to provide a healthy balance of academic subjects, Music, Drama, Art and Sports. The curriculum is brought to life in stimulating lessons from inspirational teachers, who make learning exciting and enjoyable whilst teaching the girls to question and take on responsibility for themselves and others. Combined with excellent facilities, our pupils have all they need to become interested learners, encouraged to think independently, express their thoughts and opinions confidently and make excellent progress in all subjects.

We divide our Junior School into two parts; our Pre-Preparatory (Pre- Prep) Department includes our Early Years provision (i.e. our Nursery and Reception Classes for girls aged 2 ½ - 5) as well as girls in Years 1 and 2 (age 5 – 7). Our Junior Department includes girls from Years 3 to 6 (i.e. age 7 – 11).

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