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English

At Bordon Junior School, we teach pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them.

Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop culturally, emotionally, intellectually, socially and spiritually. We believe that literature, especially, plays a key role in such development. Reading also enables pupils both to acquire knowledge and to build on what they already know.

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For those pupils who need additional help with their reading we follow the Little Wandle letters and sounds phonics scheme.  All staff have been trained in delivering this.

Mathematics

Our vision for learning mathematics at Bordon Junior School is to develop young mathematicians who use numbers flexibly, explore the ‘big ideas’ of mathematics and who understand they can use maths to solve problems in all aspects of life.

 

We aim to show children that mathematics is a highly creative discipline where logic, accuracy and the ability to discern patterns and break problems apart are key skills.

Personal Development

Personal development (PD) is a thread that runs through all areas of the curriculum at Bordon Junior School. It is an area that responds to the needs of the children and covers areas such as: PSHE, SRE, forest school 2020.

 

Take a look at the video to see PD in action. 

Science

At Bordon Junior School, we block our Science to allow the children to explore subjects fully and to allow everyone's focus to be on the objectives of the unit.

 

We are aiming to create inquisitive scientists who are curious about the world around them. Our aim is for everyone to work scientifically and deepen their own learning through experimentation and exploration.

There is clear progression in disciplinary knowledge as pupils learn more about how to work scientifically.

Our computing curriculum aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • can understand and apply the concepts in computer science, including abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation

  • can analyse problems in computational terms, and have repeated practical experience of writing computer programs in order to solve such problems

  • can evaluate and apply information technology, including new or unfamiliar technologies, analytically to solve problems

  • are responsible, competent, confident and creative users of information and communication technology

Progression in computing takes into consideration the 3 main content areas that pupils develop knowledge of:

  • computer science

  • information technology

  • digital literacy

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Spanish

We teach Spanish across the school using Primary Languages Network and Click2Teach, which is a scheme designed to be delivered by non-specialist teachers.

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History

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The Bordon War Memorial near One Stop.
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At BJS, we develop a natural curiosity about the past. Our units are planned to give an introduction to the methods of historians and show a chronological sequence of important events. We build understanding from things or places pupils already know about, for example in Year 6, we visit the local Military Cemetery to research the wartime experiences of soldiers stationed in Bordon during World War One.

We aim to give pupils a lifelong passion for finding out about the past and we often hear from our former pupils that they have continued their love of History by choosing to study the subject at G.C.S.E. level and beyond.

Geography

Pupils develop a growing understanding of the wider world including knowing the location of the main countries and capital cities of the U.K., Europe and the Americas. They need to grasp important geographical concepts such as ‘climate’ and use geographical language such as ‘equator’, ‘latitude’ and ‘hemisphere’. The units are designed to introduce them to increasingly complex aspects of human and physical geography for example, through our unit on Coasts in Year 3 and studying Volcanoes and Earthquakes in Year 6.

Throughout the school, we want the experience of finding out about Geography to be fun and interactive. We support this with fieldwork visits, for example to Old Winchester Hill in Year 4, through using digital programs such as Google Earth and through challenging activities such as analysing earthquake data in Year 6.

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Design Technology

Design Technology is a creative and practical subject. It provides opportunities to solve problems and develop ideas individually and as part of a team.

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Religious Education

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Through Religious Education lessons at Bordon Junior School, children acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of principal religions within the United Kingdom and globally. They explore their own attitudes towards religion and start to develop their own beliefs. Children will develop positive attitudes of respect towards their multi-faith and multi-cultural community and learn to respect individuals and treat everyone with dignity.   

Following the Hampshire syllabus called ‘Living Difference’, we ensure all pupils learn about major world faiths as well as religions less well-known. We are linked to the local ‘Standing Advisory Council on Religious Education’ (SACRE).  

Music

At Bordon Junior School we aim to:

  • Create the opportunity for every child to learn a musical instrument

  • Play and perform, using voices and musical instruments with increasing accuracy, control, and expression

  • Improvise and compose music for a range of purposes

  • Listen with attention to detail and recall sounds

  • Use and understand staff and other musical notations

  • Appreciate and understand a range of live and recorded music drawn from different traditions

Physical Education

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​Sport and physical activity is for everyone. We aim for our pupils to:

  • develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities

  • are physically active for sustained periods of time

  • engage in competitive sports and activities

  • lead healthy, active lives

Art

At Bordon Junior School, we aim to provide the children with a range of opportunities to become experienced and talented artists.

We focus on three units throughout the year; Drawing during the Autumn term, Painting in the Spring and other artistic techniques in the Summer. The children learn about 3 different artists each year to explore their talents in order to inspire their own. They go through a journey of practising the necessary techniques, exploring an artist, planning and then completing their final outcome in order to produce a piece of Art they can be proud of. Our intention is to give pupils the tools to become life-long inspired and talented artists.

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Our knowledge-based curriculum covers wide ranging of areas of study.

It aims to achieve our vision by:

  • Providing a rich and diverse curriculum where first-hand experience makes learning meaningful

  • Ensuring that our school is a safe and caring place, where children can confidently grow, becoming immersed in their learning

  • Fostering close links with parents and our link schools so that education is a continuous and supportive process

  • Acknowledging and celebrating achievements, ensuring everyone is valued and that their contributions and views are respected

  • Promoting empathy, tolerance and understanding so that all children grow to become responsible and caring citizens

  • Supporting our children to become active and respected within the local community
     

Please contact the school office for copies of any curriculum information.