Cromer Curriculum


At Cromer Junior School we believe in providing a broad and varied curriculum - a rich blend of arts, sciences, humanities and sports. It is our aim for all children to try all things, being given the opportunity to explore and excel at any number of different subjects/activities.
Mornings are generally a mixture of Mathematics and English learning whilst afternoons tend to be exploring other subjects. Topics can be entirely focussed on a single subject (e.g. Geography) or could be a combination of different disciplines. Our approach to learning across the curriculum centres on extending learning through responding to key questions.
The school has a well-resourced library and good computing provision to support extensive research. Homework may be used to further develop lines of enquiry.`    
Visits and visitors are used to enhance learning throughout the school. STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) days complement our commitment to providing interesting contexts for learning in these linked areas. Live Arts Week is another example of how special events enrich learning in the foundation subjects.

Year Group assemblies and The Gallery are designed to share learning with parents. All children read (Accelerated Reader) for 30 minutes 4 times a week. Reading activity can be followed by parents online.

The information in the document links below are intended to give you an overview of what is taught at Cromer Junior School. If you would like further information, please speak to your child's class teacher or the Headteacher.

Curriculum Map

English:

Reading
The Accelerated Reader programme is used in our classrooms everyday. Books have been leveled according to their difficulty using a system developed by Renaissance Learning. Each child undertakes a STAR Test to work out their reading range. Pupils can then select books from within their range to read in class for 30 minutes every day. They then take reading and vocabulary quizzes based upon what they have read. Through 'Home Connect', parents can view children's progress.
STAR Tests are taken every term to monitor progress.
Pupils will also be exposed to an extensive range of texts read during their English lessons.

Writing
Our pupils are given the opportunity to write in a wide range of genres. Each year group will plan to cover spelling, grammar and punctuation within the topics shown on the tables below. Spellings are tested once a week. Year 3 pupils continue to develop their phonic knowledge through specific sessions.

Year 3 Spelling Overview

Year 4 Spelling Overview

Year 5 Spelling Overview

Year 6 Spelling Overview

 

Mathematics

In line with the 2014 National Curriculum, children are given daily opportunities to develop their mathematical fluency, problem solving and reasoning.

Mathematical fluency is taught daily for approximately one hour in blocks of two weeks.

Children are assessed at the beginning of each block to identify and prioritise the teaching and learning for that block, They are then assessed at the end of each block, in order to measure the progress they have made and highlight any areas of development that still require attention.

Remaining gaps in knowledge and understanding are tackled rigorously in intervention sessions in the week following each two weekly block.

Learning times tables is a high priority at Cromer Junior School. Children are taught their times tables in short sessions, separate to the maths lesson, on a daily basis.

Base Maths year overview

Year 3 Maths year overview

Year 4 Maths year overview

Year 5 Maths year overview

Year 6 Maths year overview

Science

Whole School Science year overview