What is our Intent? What are we trying to achieve with our curriculum?

At Newport C of E Junior School we believe that the curriculum encompasses every experience the children encounter during their time at school.

We have developed an inclusive curriculum that ensures that all pupils have access to each of the National Curriculum subject areas as well as range of other learning opportunities in order to reach their full potential.

We aim to promote an understanding of diversity in a variety of ways through our key values of compassion, courage and community.

Our curriculum is responsive to events around us; it evolves to changing needs, it builds on the children’s Cultural Capital and prepares them to leave us able to make a difference.


Implementation. How do we deliver our curriculum?

Our curriculum is delivered through exciting and engaging learning opportunities for our children. We deliver Maths, English and all curriculum subjects through the National Curriculum.

A love of reading forms the bedrock of our curriculum and is used to develop learning in all areas of the curriculum.  A broad and balanced curriculum experience is delivered to our children which engages and meet the needs of children in our school setting.

The curriculum is regularly reviewed and revised to ensure that it engages and challenges all our children.
We believe that children learn best when:-
• they are clear about what it is that they are supposed to learn,
• they are provided with well-planned and stimulating learning opportunities that are matched to their abilities.
• the environment is secure, stable and stimulating
• their self-esteem is high
• they understand the purpose of the learning and see relevance to their own experience
• they understand the ways in which learning takes place and given opportunities to reflect on this
• the learning builds on prior knowledge and understanding
• success criteria are explicit and models are provided
• the learning is active and collaborative
• student questioning, reflection, and discussion are encouraged
• independent learning and thinking is facilitated and encouraged
• there are opportunities for creativity, utilising different learning styles
• they can self-assess, know what they need to do to improve and are able to set appropriate targets
• they have opportunities to transfer skills, knowledge and understanding to other contexts
• they are challenged effectively to extend their own learning
We believe children learn best through a curriculum which is inspirational, engages the children and reflects our stated aim:-

Every child should leave our school with the confidence, ability and desire to make the world a better place”.

What is the Impact of our curriculum? What difference is our curriculum making to our pupils?

School leaders and teachers regularly measure the impact of our curriculum through the monitoring of teaching and learning, assessment and on-going self review.

School leaders and teachers talk about the impact of our curriculum and feed this into our school development cycle.

We talk to children, we undertake learning walks, we look at books and we review the curriculum as subject leaders. Parents talk to us about the exciting opportunities we provide for our children through our curriculum.




Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Curriculum Statement At Newport Junior School

We recognise that the personal development of children – spiritually, morally, socially and culturally (SMSC) – plays a significant role in their ability to learn and achieve.
Read more about SMSC in the documents below:
SMSC Policy 2021

Protected Characteristics in the Curriculum


NJS Phonics Overview

NJS Reading Curriculum Overview

Reading Book Year Planner

Reading Progression at NJS

Reading Assessment Grids



English Curriculum Autumn 2023

Y3 Writing Assessment Grid 2023

Y4 Writing Assessment Grid 2023

Y5 Writing Assessment Grid 2023

Y6 Writing Assessment Grid 2023

Speaking and Listening

NJS Speaking and Listening Policy and Curriculum Overview


NJS-Art-Curriculum-Overview FINAL

NJs Art Assessment Grids

NJS Art Policy

NJS Art Appreciation Autumn Year 3

NJS Art Appreciation Year 4 Autumn

NJS Art Appreciation Autumn Year 5

NJS Art Appreciation Autumn Year 6


NJS Maths Curriculum Overview

NJS Maths Assessment

NJS Maths Calculation Policy

NJS Maths Fluency Statement

NJS Maths Problem Solving Overview

NJS Multiplication Check Approach


NJS Computing and Online Safety Curriculum Overview

NJS Computing Assessment

NJS Computing Policy


NJS DT Curriculum Overview

NJS DT Assessment


NJS French Curriculum Overview

NJS French Assessment

NJS MFL Policy


NJS Geography Curriculum Overview

NJS Geography Assessment

NJS Geography Policy


NJS History Overview

NJS History Assessment

History Policy 2024


NJS Music Curriculum Overview

NJS Music Assessment

NJS Music Policy

NJS Music Development Plan


NJS PE Curriculum Overview

PE Knowledge and Skills Progression

Protected characteristics of PE

NJS PE Assessment

NJS PE Policy


NJS Science Curriculum Overview

NJS Science Assessment

NJS Science Progression

NJS Science Policy

 Beliefs and Values

NJS B&V Curriculum Overview

NJS B&V Assessment

NJS Compliance with Telford and Wrekin Agreed Syllabus

NJS RE Policy


NJS RSE Policy and Overview


Parents Guide to RSE


NJS PSHE Assessment


SMSC-mapping-links to Jigsaw


British-Values-mapping-links-by-puzzle-and-year-group Leaflet

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