Our Curriculum

'Knowing well, thinking well, communicating well.'

We are very proud of our school curriculum.  In fact, we want it to be the best Primary School curriculum in the world!  We are hugely ambitious in the breadth and depth of knowledge we want our pupils to gain in their subjects.  It has been designed using a 'Trivium' approach and we have worked to develop it with the writer and leading Educational Consultant Martin Robinson. The 3 phases of a Trivium curriculum are:

  • Developing rich foundational knowledge

  • Thinking and deepening our understanding through questions, discussion and debate

  • Communication and expressing our learning

 

You will see this approach running through all of our subjects and lessons.  Each subject has been carefully planned out so that pupils make great progress - whatever their starting points.  You can find out more about each subject by clicking on the links in the menu above. An overview of our whole school curriculum is below.

We take great care in ensuring pupils make progress by carefully organising and sequencing the knowledge, understanding and skills we want them to acquire in each subject as they move through our school - this is called a progression model.  We also know how important it is to break learning down into small steps and to regularly review it, so we make sure this has been planned for too.

Parents can help by talking with their child about the subject using the 'Knowledge Organisers' on the subject and year group pages.  These can be great to support your child by quizzing them and for finding out more.  These are the key ideas we want our pupils to know in each subject for that half term.  

If you would like to find out any more about our school's curriculum, or have any questions, please contact your child's class teacher or Mr Le Bredonchel (Head Teacher).  

 

Contact Us:

Lesley French (Reception) 01271 863463

email: admin@ilfracombe-jun.devon.sch.uk

Head Teacher Mr Le Bredonchel

SENDCO Miss Claire Tanner

Address

Ilfracombe Junior School

Princess Avenue

Ilfracombe Devon EX34 9LW