Junior School
Creative Curriculum

Encouraging Style, Wellbeing and Curiosity

All the staff at Moorland Junior School are committed to providing an enriching and exciting curriculum to our children. We believe that all aspects of our curriculum enables our children to grow and develop into confident and well-rounded individuals. The staff ensure each aspect of the curriculum is taught creatively, capturing each child’s interests and learning styles.

Within the Junior School each child is given the opportunity to push their own personal boundaries in their daily fun and exciting English and Maths lessons. We assess each child’s understanding in English and Maths at the end of each half term. Due to our frequent assessment any misconceptions children may have can be highlighted and addressed quickly, enabling our children to show continuous progression throughout the year.

Private Tuition is offered to our Junior children each week, four nights per week. The sessions are taught by the Junior School teachers in small groups or one to one. These sessions are provided to give the children the opportunity to work with a teacher on their English and Maths targets, which have been highlighted from our assessment tests. Providing these sessions to the children has proven to increase the children’s progress and secure each child’s knowledge and understanding of any misconceptions they may have.

We believe having a varied curriculum is vital to allow each child the opportunity to progress in different areas and shine through their own personal interests and talents. We give our children the experience of different languages in our French and German lessons and also bilingual sing each week. We work along side an award winning drama company ‘Ribcaged’ to offer the children interesting drama lessons and also provide the children with weekly lunch time lessons, to work towards the Arts Award. Our children also have the privilege of being taught by two ex-professional English gymnast nationals in their weekly Gymnastics lesson at the BEST Centre, as well as having a swimming lesson each week.

We understand it is important for the children to have a secure understanding of the ever changing world around them. We provide a weekly PSHE lesson to give the children the opportunity to discuss and understand different personal, social, health and economic topics.

We endeavour to provide our children with a creative, fun and exciting curriculum in which they can grow and achieve. We give the children the opportunity to strive for academic success, as well as ensuring they make wonderful memories and push their own personal boundaries on their Moorland School Journey.

If children are excited, curious, resourceful and confident about their ability to figure things out by exchanging opinions with adults and other children, then they are bound to go on learning, particularly when they are away from the classroom, and throughout the rest of their lives.

- Miss Emily-Rose Dawber - Head of Juniors & SENCO

Ballet & Football

Alongside classroom based learning, children have the opportunity to take part in a ballet lesson every week, taught by professional ballet dancers: Lynsey and Simon within our on-site, specially designed studio.

Children who perform well in class and display outstanding behaviour, are selected to be part of the Elite Football team ranging from Year 3 to Year 6. This is additional to the weekly football lesson coached by our Head of Football Development, Charlie Jackson.