Joydens Wood Junior School

Our Bespoke Curriculum at Joydens Wood Junior School

At Joydens Wood Junior School we deliver our experience curriculum in a way that ensures the maximum positive impact on our children. Our lessons evoke emotions and strive to totally immerse the children in an experience that is memorable and enjoyable.  Our curriculum teaches the children through a number of experiences over the year which develop the children’s natural inquisitiveness.

Our curriculum is planned and sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and towards its clearly defined end points. Our aim is to provide the knowledge and skills that pupils need in order to take advantage of opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

We aim to equip pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Our understanding of ‘knowledge and cultural capital’ is derived from the following wording in the national curriculum: ‘It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

There are also occasions throughout the year when the whole school undertake a joint experience. An example of this is the Art Experience where many beautiful pieces of art are created collaboratively across the year groups. 

The school follows the National Curriculum guidelines in Maths, English, Science, Computing, Design Technology, Geography, History, Art and Design, Music, PE, MFL, Personal Social Health Education (PSHE), Citizenship and the Kent Guidelines for Religious Education. Each teaching member of staff leads a subject area within the school. It is their responsibility to oversee a broad curriculum coverage, based on the national curriculum and monitor the teaching, learning and assessment of their subjects too.