5 Rs 

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:






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

A Brief Overview 

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. We also have a celebration of learning day at the end of each topic to enable the children to reflect on their achievements and allow them to analyse their achievements and progress. 

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 understanding of "how they learn." We carefully plan progression in children's subject based knowledge and skills. 

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 or visit.  

Our Curriculum

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:

Maths Progression Document 

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 are links to key documents which summarise our English Curriculum: 

Talk 4 Writing Progression document

Handwriting scheme and overview

Reading Progression Document

Reading overview 

Spelling Coverage Document 

Reading and Writing Progression Overview

Science Curriculum 

Below is a link to the Science two year progression document: 

Science Progression Document 

Non Core Curriculum 

All children are taught the full range of National Curriculum subjects. These include the core subjects of English (Reading, Writing, SPaG and Speaking and Listening), Maths and Science; and the foundation subjects of Compuitng, 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) is taught across the curriculum in the core and foundation subjects. 

We carefully plan for progression of skills and subject-content knowledge using our progression document which you can access here: (PROGRESSION DOCUMENT) Click on icons to quickly navigate to subjects. 

RE Curriculum

Our RE curriculum and progression document is based on the document below: 

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

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



Design Technology




Modern Foreign Languages (MFL/French)


Physical Education (PE)

Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)


English (Writing, Reading, SPaG, Speaking and Listening)



Click on the links below, to find out more information about the 'Intent', 'Implementation' and 'Impact' of other areas of focus in our curriculum:

Drugs Education

Relationships and Sex Education (RSE)

Collective Worship

Multi-Cultural Education

Our Topics

Year 1


Year 2


Year 3


Year 4


 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 within the parameters of 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.  

We use a range of methods to inform the assessments we make of pupils, these may include: on-going in class assessment, marking and analysis of work- to inform formative assessment, pre and post unit assessments, end of year assessments and overall teacher judgement. 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.

Lower Key Stage 2 Curriculum booklett 

Upper Key Stage 2 Curriculum booklett 

Remote Education Provision (In case of class, school or national lockdowns)

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.