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Curriculum and Enrichment at OPJS

At OPJS we believe in a broad and balanced curriculum to ensure that our children enjoy and immerse themselves in education and learning.  


The vast majority of subjects, and related objectives and outcomes, are taught and delivered through a thematic approach.  Although Maths is taught as a discrete subject across the school, through the White Rose curriculum, it is often linked to the theme.  There are six separate termly themes, each with a designated book for each whereby work recorded and assessed.  The themes are organised as follows:


Term Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Term 1 Beyond the Magic Kingdom Picasso Leonardo Harry Potter and the Dragon's Egg
Term 2 A Flash of Light and a Splash of Colour The Romans Saxon Invasion The Final Frontier
Term 3 Roll Up! Roll Up! Castles Soaring Summits Vicious Vikings!
Term 4 Walk like an Egyptian The River's Journey Running Wild Heroes
Term 5 The National Gallery's Take One Project
Term 6 The Hunters and the Hunted Gorgeous Georgians Celebrate! Performance!
All Year OPJS's 125th Anniversary Celebrations


The OPJS curriculum also includes:

  • A weekly lesson of French and are also exposed to other languages through 'Language of the Term', language based visits to local secondary schools and 'European Day of Languages'.  
  • Two hours of curriculum time PE.
  • A discrete weekly PHSE and RE lesson that follows the relevant and national curriculum.
  • Y5 participate in a weekly 45 minute swimming session at a local pool.
  • Every Friday all children participate in 'Enrichment' activities as part of the broad and balanced curriculum at OPJS.  This 45 minute session encompasses a range of different activities ranging from Animation through to Yoga with the aim of expanding our children's horizons even further!  A powerpoint with all the activities is below and thank you to Mr Newman for organising as well as the whole staff for providing these great opportunities!

Follow the links below to access both the class and subject pages of our website:

Class Page:

Subject Page: