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Southbourne Junior School Curriculum

At Southbourne Junior School our curriculum is organised into topic led learning journeys for each year group with a whole school topic in the last summer half term based on a current or topical event.

Children receive daily English and Mathematics lessons although these are often linked to their topic work. Some subjects are taught dicreetly due to the nature of the content. These include subjects such as Music, PE, RE and computing.  

Other subjects are taught alongside each other through a theme or topic. Subjects such as History, Geography, Art, Design & Technology and Science lend themselves well to this approach. These subjects are taught in depth during the topic. The school ensures that over the academic year all pupils receive a balanced curriculum which meets the requirements laid down in the National Curriculum. Our topics take an enquiry based approach often opening with a question or a statement to be explored by the pupils. 

We enhance our curriculum by offering pupils the opportunity for numerous off-site visits or enrichment workshops and visitors, over the course of the year. We view this as an integral part of the learning experiences that pupils can expect at Southbourne Junior School.