‘Fun, experience-based and purposeful.’
This phrase drives our curriculum and is at the heart of the teaching we bestow upon the children. At Emmanuel Junior Academy, we want to inspire our children to be life-long learners, by sharing knowledge and skills of different subject areas to prepare them for life beyond. Creative, whole-school and thematic contents are used to develop the children’s imagination, enhanced by appropriate visits and home learning.
Our curriculum is built around the objectives set out in the National Curriculum which now covers the following subjects: English (including Reading, Writing and 'SPaG' - Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation), Mathematics, Science, Religious Education, Computing, Physical Education, History, Geography, Art and Design, Design Technology, Music, Languages and Personal Social Health and Economic education (PSHE).
Teaching in the core subjects (English and Mathematics) is fully bespoke to each individual child whilst adhering to our curriculum overviews to ensure they experience the full range, depth and breadth of the national objectives as well being engaging, challenging and interesting.
The foundation subjects are taught based on a whole school approach where each term our learning is based around a specific theme, following a clear four stage cycle of learning:
As an Anglican and Methodist School, a minimum of one hour a week of the teaching timetable is dedicated to RE. However, in reality, the RE Curriculum and the development of our ‘Christian Values’ underpin every aspect of learning in school. Throughout the school week, children are involved in daily collective worship and there are many opportunities for focussed reflection through the use of Gospel stories and prayer.