The Windmills Junior School

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Curriculum Intent 

 As a school, we have set our curriculum intent with our children at the centre. All of our subject intents link to our main curriculum intent:

  • To engage the children to learn key concepts and knowledge that will inspire ambition, lead to academic success and support them in their later employment.
  • To broaden our children’s horizons, exploring concepts that provoke a personal response or opinion, thinking about their place in the world and encouraging them to develop as global citizens.
  • To be aware of different points of view in order to develop a greater tolerance of others and to express their views appropriately.
  • To look specifically at the key themes of democracy and equality in order to understand how societies have evolved.

 Most of our topics are history led and are based around the key themes of settlement, democracy, monarchy, empire and wealth and poverty. These key themes run in a progressive way throughout the history curriculum so that the children build upon and revisit prior concepts and learning.

We have been working really hard over the last year to update and improve our curriculum provision to make the learning as inspirational and meaningful to our children as possible (whilst still covering the National Curriculum). We have used staff meeting time and INSET days to really focus on this – it is an exciting time and the teachers have been amazing at grasping this opportunity to think about what we are teaching and how to provide the most interesting and relevant learning opportunities possible for your children.

What we teach and when we teach is changing to ensure clarity in progression in skills and knowledge. Don’t presume that just because a certain topic or event has happened in the past it will happen this year! We are improving things for the better rather than just doing what we have historically done.

Our curriculum is designed to develop our children as self-assured and confident individuals who are fully prepared for their transition into secondary school and beyond, as well as fully equipped with the literacy and numeracy skills needed for a successful future.

Take a look at each year groups learning page, on there are full details of the curriculum for each term.

Click here for Year 3

Click here for Year 4

Click here for Year 5

Click here for Year 6

 The Windmills Junior School Reading intent 2023.pdfDownload
 The Windmills Junior School RHE-PSHE intent 2023.pdfDownload
 The Windmills Junior School Science intent 2023.pdfDownload
 The Windmills Junior School subject History 2023.pdfDownload
 The Windmills Junior School Writing intent 2023.pdfDownload
 Yr 3-6 Discovery RE Overview of Syllubus.pdfDownload
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