All children in England work within the National Curriculum which was introduce in September 2014. This is divided into key stages. At Lymington Junior, the children work within Key Stage 2 (KS2) which covers the school Years 3 to 6 – for children aged 7 to 11 years old.
At the start of September following your child’s 7th birthday, he/she will move into Year 3 and qualifies for entry into our school. Each September, children progress into the next year group, until they leave us to embark upon their Secondary School careers at the end of Year 6.
At Lymington Junior we present the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum for England and Wales (additional information available via this link) – or the Locally Agreed Syllabus (Living Difference III) in the case of Religious Education – within the school’s own broad and balanced approach.
We also teach a robust curriculum for all aspects of Health and Relationship Education, informed by the Jigsaw scheme of work (more information about this can be found here).
The subjects within the National Curriculum are:
Living Difference III covers:
Each term the individual year groups publish and share their Curriculum Newsletter. These tell you exactly what your child will be learning that term. In addition, termly curriculum meetings are hosted in school to help you to understand what is being taught and how you can help support this at home.
We also publish the curriculum overviews below to keep you informed as to what your child will be learning in their year group.
For more information about the intent, implementation and/or impact of ‘Curriculum LJS’, please read our Curriculum Policy and/or the relevant Year Group's Long Term Overview (below) or don't hesitate to speak to a member of the team.
Maths at LJS
To support long term progression in Mathematics we have worked closely with Lymington CE Infant School to develop an over arching policy for progression in calculation across our two schools.
The resulting documents (below) have been specifically designed to include explanations and diagrams to help you to support your child’s learning at home.
Times Tables at LJS
We have also worked hard as a school to develop and embed a coherent approach to the teaching; learning and assessment of times tables at LJS. The policy below outlines what we expect to be achieved in this area within each year group.
English at LJS
At LJS we follow a book driven approach to teach reading and writing. The books used as the 'drivers' have been carefully selected to engage the children in their learning and provide them with good examples of different styles of writing, appropriate to their age.
Grammar and punctuation lessons are usually embedded within a sequence of English lessons. Handwriting and spelling are generally taught separately.
The children are heard to read frequently in school and they progress through our own ‘LJS reading ‘scheme’ before becoming 'free readers' and are allowed to choose their own books to read from our very well stocked school library.
The following documents outline what we focus on in English at LJS and may help you to support your child's learning at home.