The Curriculum at Lowerhouse Junior School
- The curriculum at Lowerhouse Junior School is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all pupils and gives them the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for their future lives. We instil, ‘A lifelong love for learning,’ in our children each day.
- It ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.
- The curriculum celebrates diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community, while supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
- The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the appropriate skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in preparation for their next stage of education. At Lowerhouse Junior School, it is of the utmost importance that the curriculum considers the development of the whole child as well as their academic success.
- The National Curriculum is delivered using an integrated topic approach taken from the Lancashire County Councils half termly overviews. From this, staff then map out the academic year, taking into consideration wider experiences and opportunities for the children, as well as the most appropriate teaching and learning sequence needed for our children to embed their knowledge as well as applying them into a range of other subjects also.
- Our curriculum is underpinned by the school’s Core Values (Aspiration, Resilience, Respect, and Integrity) and these are taught on their own and through other areas of the curriculum, including assemblies. The spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of our pupils and their understanding of the core values of our society are woven through the curriculum.
- Pupils have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through assemblies, performances, competitions and events that are often involving other schools. We believe that developing their independence and motivation as learners will in turn prepare them for their roles in the community in the future.