• 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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Geography

At Joy Lane, we believe that Geography is an important subject which helps pupils to understand their links with and effects on the natural world and also their interdependence with other people and places in the wider world. Geography develops children’s visual literacy and ‘graphicacy’ skills through their encounters with different types of maps and diagrams in addition to the broader concepts of place and scale. We value the principles of ESD (Education for Sustainable Development) and actively incorporate these in our Geography curriculum and over-arching School ethos. Through our Eco-School activities we promote a respect for the natural environment and geoencourage the idea of ‘living lightly’. Our school’s seaside location and spacious grounds mean that Geography can really be brought to life through outdoor learning and fieldwork opportunities. We believe that children become most engaged in the subject through the process of active, purposeful enquiry and discovery and that through this, and their own natural curiosity, we as teachers will assist them to ‘think geographically’. By studying our world through the processes which shape it, and the people who live in it we aim to develop our pupils’ ‘personal geographies’ so that they can become knowledgeable and skilful global citizens equipped to live responsibly in the 21st century.

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 Geography

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