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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 Running Wild Harry Potter and the Dragon's Egg
Term 2 A Flash of Light and a Splash of Colour The Golden Ticket Leonardo The Final Frontier
Term 3 Roll Up! Roll Up! The Romans Soaring Summits Vicious Vikings!
Term 4 Shang Dynasty The River's Journey Steam! Heroes
Term 5 The National Gallery's Take One Project
Term 6 The Hunters and the Hunted Gorgeous Georgians Saxon Invasion Performance!


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 30 minute swimming session at a local pool.
  • A weekly hour long session entitled 'Wellbeing Wednesday' that focusses upon health and wellbeing.
  • Each term OPJS holds an 'Enrichment Day' whereby, as part of the broad and balanced curriculum, a range of different activities ranging from Animation through to Yoga take place. The aim of this day is to expand our children's horizons even further! Snapshots of some of the activities are 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:

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