• The curriculum provides pupils with a rich blend of experiences. It promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development successfully and prepares them well for the next stage of their education.

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  • "I feel happy about learning here, its exciting what we get to learn"

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  • "We have a lot of after school activities to choose from."

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  • "I really love my year group teacher who inspired me and helped me through tough times."

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  • "We are very pleased with the progress that our daughter has made at Joy Lane and feel that this has put her in good stead for the rest of her learning life - thank you."

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  • "My child’s class teachers are available for me to speak with them at the end of every day if l so wish – this is very reassuring."

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  • "There are a lot of opportunities to learn different things"

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  • "We have tons of fun things here like a swimming pool, nice lunches and I think the teachers are really special"

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  • "We have the best playtimes with lots of areas to play in."

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  • "If we ever have a problem, the teachers always deal with it and help us."

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History

How do you know who you are unless you know where you’ve come from? How can you tell what’s going to happen, unless you know what’s happened before? History isn’t just about the past. It’s about why we are who we are – and about what’s next. Tony Robinson, Actor and Television Presenter

By tapping in to our young children’s natural curiosity about the changes in the world around them and to the people in their own lives we can begin to hisdevelop their historical awareness and understanding. Change, continuity, diversity and perspectives are some of the key historical concepts which we endeavour to develop as we help them to investigate their local history, Britain’s past & that of the wider world. By investigating significant people, places and events through a range of different experiences and enquiry-based approaches (such as drama, off-site visits, artefact handling and source interrogation) we encourage our children to ask questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

In the Curriculum Overview document (link below) you will see a basic outline of the knowledge, understanding and skills to be covered. How teachers organise, interpret and teach this may vary and is subject to change.
Curriculum overview for History

Year 5 English Heritage

On Monday 25th April 2016, Year 5 were fortunate enough to take part in an educational workshop at Dover Castle that was filmed for an English Heritage promotional video.

As well as learning more about castles and history, the children gained a behind-the-scenes look at how programmes are filmed. A professional cameraman and director led them through each scene, and they soon became experts at not looking at the camera and delivering clear lines.

Another great achievement for Joy Lane children and staff!

Click here to watch the video in full or visit English Heritage website

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