Curriculum 

At Branston Junior academy, we believe that life is an unwritten page...our mission is to prepare children for an exciting and unknown future by encouraging:

Resilience

Reflection

Responsibility

Respect

Relationships

Together we will support children to write their own unique adventure, because 'Learning is a habit for life'!

 

Termly topics - we have a four-year cycle of exciting topics - each one includes a 'Wow Day' whereby the children either make a visit, have a visitor into school or we hold a spcial event of our own. This exciting day enables everyone to have a shared experience and helps to put the whole topic into some sort of context.

Learning - our curriculum is devised to not only help your child to learn new skills, knowledge and understanding; but also to help your child to develop their 'learning skills' overall.

Costs - although we endeavour to keep any costs to a minimum and use fundraising money where possible; sometimes we ask for a voluntary contribution from parents, to help pay for an exciting activity.  

Remote Education Provision

Remote Learning at Branston Junior Academy,

At Branston Junior Academy, we use Microsoft Teams as a platform for our remote learning provision. All pupils at the school have been provided with a log in to access relevant “teams.” These teams may include: class teams and also subject specific teams. Through their class team, children will be able to access all of their assignments, meet with their teacher and fellow pupils and also post messages on the class wall about the learning.

Our remote learning provision consists of a daily registration and overview of the day- involving all pupils from the class and the class teacher. During this point, the teacher will check attendance and explain the learning and tasks to be completed- it is compulsory that children attend these registration meetings as it is also a way for us to check on the well-being of our pupils.

Children will receive a minimum of 4 lessons per day- these will always include: Maths, English, Reading and then at least one other additional curriculum subject (Science, D&T, History, Geography, Art, RE, PE, PSHE, Music, French or Computing.) These sessions can take many forms and be structured in a range of ways- they may use Oak Academy lessons, teaching videos, teaching PowerPoints, online quizzes, activities to complete or tasks to do- they also may require children to submit photos of their activities- which they can do through the assignment hand in page on Teams.

Once completed children will be required to hand in work- so that the teacher can see it and check it. Teachers will send feedback to children on their work as and when they professionally feel it is beneficial. They may also show positive praise within the class team.

Throughout the day, class teachers will be available on Teams- via the class wall- by tagging their class teacher, children will be able to get a prompt response to support them with their work.

Children will also be invited to an optional end of day meeting- which will consist of small groups of children meeting with their teacher to discuss the learning from that day and to ask any questions.

Click here for additional information on our remote provision. 

Assessment

We use a six stage approach to assessment. This enables us to track if children are making expected progress or above expected progress and if they are in line with the age expected standard. We will make parents aware through parents sessions and reports whereabout their child is working and what they need to do in order to improve.

We hold a session based on our assessment approach to support parents every year at the beginning of the Autumn term. Below is the support documentation which you may find useful to gain an understanding of what is expected of a child throughout their 4 years at Branston Junior Academy.

Year 3/4 Guidance Booklet

Year 5/6 Guidance Booklet

Our Topics

Year 1

2020-2021 

Year 2

2021-2022

Year 3

2022-2023

Year 4

2019-2020

 Under the sea To infinity and beyond!  Branston at War  Walk like an Egyptian 
 Chocolate  Extinction!  British Settlers Eco Warriors
 Extreme Earth  Inventors  Rainforests  The Olympics

 

How are the children at Branston Junior Academy assessed? 

We directly track children's progress in Numeracy, Reading, Writing, SPaG and Science. For these subjects, children will be given a stage number which directly coincides with the expected attainment for a year group. E.g a child working at Stage 3 is working at the expected standard of a Year 3. This stage will then be further broken down into B (beginning), P (progressing) and E (embedded.) For non-core subjects we use skills booklets which allows children and teachers alike to track their progress and keep a written record of strengths and areas for development. 

Our Curriculum

All children are taught the full range of National Curriculum subjects, through specific Key Skills. These include the core subjects of English, Maths and Science; and the foundation subjects of History, Geography, Art and Design, Music, Drama, Design and Technology, French, Art, PE and Games, together with RE and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). Information Technology (IT) is taught across the curriculum in the core and foundation subjects. 

Maths Curriculum

Below is a link to an overview of our maths curriculum- this document includes National Currciulum Objectives, Key vocabulary, models and images used and calculation methods+ guidance on these methods:

BJA Maths Curriculum

We focus throughout Year 3 to Year 6 on a progressive system of introducing both written and mental methods for the 4 operations. We also focus on embedding maths skills through the combination of varied fluency, reasoning and problem solving.

English Curriculum

Below is a link to an overview of the Year 3/4 and Year 5/6 literacy curriculum:

English Year 3/4 curriculum

English Year 5/6 curriculum

RE Curriculum

We follow the 'Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus' for Religious Education.

 

Porgression Maps

Click on here to see our 'Progression' documents for all subjects.

 

Click on the links below, to find out more information about the 'Intent', 'Implementation' and 'Impact' of each subject.

Art

Computing

Design Technology

Drugs Education

Geography

History

Maths

Modern Foreign Languages (MFL/French)

Multi-Cultural Education

Music

Physical Education (PE)

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)

Religious Education (RE) and Collective Worship

Reading

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Science

Speaking and Listening

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