At Hove Junior School our aim is to deliver an exciting, relevant, broad and balanced curriculum that equips the children with essential skills for life in the 21st century.
Choosing our Topics
The choice of topics is discussed at School Council meetings. School Council reps are given a lot of information and guidance in relation to the sort of issues they need to consider when feeding back to their classes. For example, how topics are chosen needs to facilitate and ensure breadth and balance across curriculum areas (e.g. not three “history based” topics in a year) and how key local/national/worldwide events need to be taken into consideration (e.g. Olympics, World Cup, 100 year anniversary of World War 1, Brighton Festival etc).
Our key curriculum priorities are to:
Develop pride in work (handwriting, presentation, etc)
Develop creative approaches to teaching and learning
Develop life skills
Ensure we use the local environment/community
Ensure children read for pleasure
Develop confident writers
Ensure children are literate, numerate and develop emotional literacy/intelligence