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Pear Tree Community Junior School

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Curriculum

Curriculum Review

 

As a new school we have begun a full curriculum review to ensure that we have a broad and balanced curriculum that matches the needs of our pupils as well as covering the statutory requirements.

 

A full and comprehensive curriculum will be posted on the site by the start of the academic year 2018-19. Please visit our Year Group Pages for details of what pupils are studying this term.

English

The English curriculum at Pear Tree will promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written language, and develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The school will follow the National Curriculum which will ensure all our pupils:

 

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate

Maths

The Maths Curriculum at Pear Tree will provide a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject. The school will follow the National Curriculum requirements, supported by Maths No Problem, to ensure our pupils:

 

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions

Wider Curriculum

The school follows the National Curriculum. Moreover, the wider school curriculum in 2018-19 will reflect and celebrate our diverse community. A core theme, of either Science, History or Geography, will lead the learning across the school each term. The curriculum will be knowledge based, whilst also allowing pupils to develop key learning skills including enquiry, problem solving and evaluating. In addition, a key emphasis will be based on developing a rich and varied vocabulary.

 

A variety of planned activities and visits throughout the year will bring the learning alive and ensure pupils are engaged in their learning. The arts will be woven through to ensure learning is broad and balanced and our pupils develop morally, socially, spiritually and culturally. 

 

Physical Education and activity will be a cornerstone of our curriculum enabling our pupils to lead long healthy and active lives. The computing curriculum will ensure our pupils are digital learners and are well equipped to navigate the modern world.

Pear Tree Promise

Perseverance

Enquiry

Aiming high

Reflection

Teamwork

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