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Curriculum

At Belmont Junior School, we teach a curriculum that is broad in its scope that meets all National Curriculum requirements and goes further to enrich, enthuse and excite children in their learning. 

We know that children do well in school, and in life, when they have a wide and rich vocabulary at their fingertips. The carefully sequenced and coherent curriculum at Belmont ensures that children’s existing knowledge is built upon each year. Our curriculum aims to extend their vocabulary through their study of different subjects as they move through our school. 

We know that learning is best when children’s experiences are first hand and ‘real’ so take a creative and practical approach wherever appropriate and make links between subjects where it will help to embed children's knowledge and reinforce vocabulary. Our Belmont Curriculum Handbook gives more detail about what is taught at each stage in our school in each subject.

Belmont Curriculum Handbook 

Our school values of Generosity of Spirit, Perseverance, Collaboration and Learning develop children’s characters to prepare them for life beyond Belmont Juniors and into adulthood, not just while they are at our school. These values are continually reinforced by all staff and are encouraged, recognised and rewarded when children display them, whether in the classroom or at play.
You can find out more about what your child is learning by going to the Year group page at the following links:

                                                 

 You can also see our curriculum maps for each year group for more detail:
Year 3 curriculum map 

Year 4 curriculum map

Year 5 curriculum map

Year 6 curriculum map

We take children's personal development and their integration into a society where they are active and contributing members as fundamental to our role as educators of the next generation of leaders and members of society. In order to achieve this, we enrich the children's lives beyond the National Curriculum through a wide range of activities, projects and approaches including the following:

  • developing independence and resilience through: a whole school 'growth mindset' approach; residential visits for all year groups; sailing lessons for Y6
  • child-led fundraising and enterprise activities 
  • Make a Difference Challenge empowering children to make a difference in their communities
  • gardening lessons
  • keeping chickens and employing 'chicken keepers'

 We also offer all children in school the opportunity to attend an overnight residential experience in every year group – from 1 night away in Year 3 to a full week away in Years 5 & 6.  We work alongside Moat Mount Outdoor Centre, Pendarren House and the Outward Bound Trust to organise these residential visits which offer a unique opportunity to develop children’s independence, resilience, social and physical skills.