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Pocklington Community Junior School

Curriculum

Our Regretless Curriulum

Our curriculum is based on 6 key values which have been chosen by the pupils, parents, governors and staff. These values are what we believe all children in our care should develop in during their time with us. These underpin everything we do – how we work with pupils, the work we plan, the activities we do and how we treat each other. If you believe that these are the values your child should develop, then Pocklington Community Junior School is the right school for your child to attend! Our key values are;

  • Honesty
  • Respect
  • Confidence
  • Independence
  • Aspiration
  • Hard work

We believe that if every child develops these values, not only will they also meet all of the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum, but they will also leave ready for the next stage of their lives and with character. We believe in an ‘Enquiry-Led’ approach to learning and we are developing the children’s questioning and curiosity as we make the transition from a ‘topic based’ approach to our ‘Enquiry-led’ model. This will be a journey of discovery for pupils and staff but fully supports both the national curriculum and our key values.

A full copy of our curriculum is available to download here – Our Regretless Curriculum

As a school, we are more than happy for other educational establishments or individuals to use our curriculum in any way that they feel will benefit children, however we respectfully request that anyone using our materials acknowledges the source and provides a link to this webpage.

Religious education is delivered in line with the East Riding of Yorkshire’s agreed syllabus.

Music

As a school we believe in the power of music. Not only is the enjoyment of music part of most adults daily lives, it also provides the opportunity for children to have to work together, develop listening skills, think creatively and enjoy the beauty and simplicity of music. We have a very active group of 1:1 and small group music teachers who work with us from the authority teaching the trumpet, trombone, french horn, guitar, flute, clarinet, violin, piano – to name but a few! We have also been offering percussion tuition since Spring 2016.

PE Provision

The school directly employs a specialist PE teacher who will teach sport, dance and PE skills to all of our children. Prior to working with us, Mrs Cheshire worked at Longcroft Secondary School in Beverley. Mrs Cheshire is delivering energetic and inspiring lessons to the children weekly and will also be providing dedicated teacher training for PE and sport as part of our Sports Premium program. She also has responsibility for entering the school into sporting tournaments and leading our entry into Rock Challenge each year. We are delighted to have a member of staff dedicated to tailoring sport to both the school and individual needs.