Prospect Hill

Junior School

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To value and respect everyone in our school, in our community, and globally

  • Positivity
  • Resilience
  • Opportunities
  • Understanding
  • Determination

Curriculum

We aim to help children develop skills, concepts, knowledge and attitudes through a curriculum content which is creative, relevant, exciting and differentiated. Wherever possible we aim to make our curriculum cross curricular. We try to provide first hand experience to enhance and enrich the curriculum and this is done through visits or visitors. An annual residential trip is arranged for the Year 5 children. We follow the National Curriculum 2014. Please click on the links below to read the expectations for English and Mathematics. 
Please find below our curriculum letters for each year group which outline what your child will be learning this term

For more information please look at our Curriculum Policy.

 

Dyslexia Friendly Award 

We were very proud to achieve this award in July 2012. We operate a Top 20 tips across the school to ensure all children can access support with their learning. We also achieved the award for 2018.  

 

Information Technology

We have 2 class sets of laptops and 2 class sets of i-pads  which are in regular use. Every Classroom has an Interactive Whiteboard.

 

Religious Education

Religious Education is provided in accordance with the Local Authority's agreed syllabus. The School will make arrangements for parents to exercise their right of withdrawal of their children from religious worship and instruction in accordance with Section 9 of the 1988 Education Act, should they request this.

 

Personal, Social, and Health Education and Citizenship

Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship underpins the life of the school. We use SEAL (social and emotional aspects of learning) to support this curriculum area. A drug abuse awareness programme is followed at Year 6.

 

Healthy Schools

All children are encouraged to drink fresh filtered water during the school day which is provided via water coolers. We encourage healthy eating via our Family Service catering systems and by encouraging children to eat fresh fruit, vegetables, dried fruit at playtimes.

We have the Healthy Schools status at Gold level.

 

ECO Schools

We have obtained ECO schools status at Silver level.  

Statement of Intent for R.E

 

At Prospect Hill Junior School we follow the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Nottingham and Nottinghamshire Schools. Religious Education (RE) is an essential component of a broad and balanced education and its place in the Basic Curriculum is statutory.

During RE lessons, the children will learn about the six principal religions represented in the United Kingdom (Christianity, Judaism, Islam, Sikhism, Hinduism, Buddhism). This is in line with the law, which states that, religious education should have regard to the fact that the religious traditions in Great Britain are in the main Christian, while taking account of the other principal religions represented in Great Britain.

In September 2015, schools in the County of Nottinghamshire were issued with the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, “RE for All”. Through the use of the Syllabus we use RE to enable our pupils to gain insights and knowledge to equip them as responsible members in our society. The Syllabus we follow encourages pupils to discover more about religion and world views on a range of topics. They are encouraged to express ideas and insights into key questions which face all human beings as we travel through life.

The three fold aims of RE in Nottinghamshire will ensure that our pupils:

1. know and understand a range of religions and world views which will allow them to recognise diversity which exists in our society.

2. can express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and the impact of religions and world views as they develop their own personal views on a range of issues

3. develop and use skills which will assist them to engage seriously with religions and world views

By following the Agreed Syllabus, RE will contribute to a whole range of school priorities. Their study will promote spiritual, cultural, social and moral development, as well as enabling them to consider British Values such as tolerance and respect for other who hold different world views. If you would like to know more about the Nottinghamshire Agreed Syllabus a copy is available for you to read in school.

 

Parents do have the right to withdraw their children from RE lessons and daily collective worship. Should you wish to do so, please speak to Ms Lumb.

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