The Curriculum

The school endorses the aims outlined in the Norfolk Children’s Services "Statement of Policy for the Curriculum".  The principles of the curriculum are that it should be broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated.  These principles should relate to the development of skills, knowledge, concepts, values and attitudes.  Much of our work follows the programmes of study laid down in the National Curriculum.  A copy of the Local Authority's Policy Statement, the National and Drayton Junior School Curriculum documents and schemes of work are available for inspection at school.

Each National Curriculum year group is divided into three mixed ability classes where the class teacher is largely responsible for the pastoral care and the delivery of the curriculum to the children in their class.  As the children progress through the school, greater use is made of specialist teaching in preparation for transfer to high school.

The curriculum is delivered by a combination of specific subject teaching and a cross-curricular approach.  The average amount of time devoted to each subject every week is detailed below:

The Curriculum Balance for 2016/2017

Subject Year 3 Year 4 Years 5 Year 6
English 5 hr 30 min 5 hr 30 min 5 hr 30 min 5 hr 30 min
Maths 5 hr 5 hr 5 hr 5 hr
Science 2 hr 2 hr 2 hr 2 hr
Humanities (His & Geog) 2 hr 2 hr 2 hr 2 hr
Design & Technology 50 min 50 min 50 min 50 min
ICT 1 hr (min) 1 hr (min) 1 hr (min) 1 hr (min)
Art 50 min 50 min 50 min 50 min
Music 1 hr 1 hr 1 hr 1 hr
PE (inc. swimming) 2 hr 2 hr 2 hr 2 hr
French 40 min 40 min 1 hr 1 hr
Religious Education 1 hr 1 hr 1 hr 1 hr
PSHE & Citizenship 40 min 40 min 40 min 40 min

Curriculum Overview