Teaching the Curriculum
Montgomery Junior School has spent a considerable amount of time consulting with children, parents and staff about our ambitious new curriculum, which was launched in September 2019.
Following the requirements set out in the National Curriculum for England (2014) we aim to ensure each curriculum area is taught in an engaging and relevant way using a range of teaching approaches. For each subject area a balance of knowledge and skills will be taught to the children with the aim that a deep and rich curriculum inspires a life long love of learning in all of our children. We aim to take the children on at least two trips a year to widen their learning experiences and to invite a variety of different visitors into school to provide extra specialist tuition in certain areas such as drama or PE.
In 2019-2020, prior to the partial school closure, we increased the amount of extra curricular PE on offer and some exciting new additions were included; for example- MJS Bootcamp & Rugby. There may be charges for some of the extra curricular sports offered depending on the providers.
The required content within the latest National Curriculum (set out in English, mathematics, science, art & design, computing, design & technology, geography, history, languages, music and physical education) is mapped out within our long-term framework, divided into year groups. Early morning and extra-curricular provision adds further opportunities for many children. Intervention support is offered throughout each year to children for whom this is deemed necessary.