The curriculum that we offer pupils at Locks Heath Junior school is designed to:
Be enjoyable, engaging and memorable
Equip children with a love of learning;
Equip children with the skills and attitudes they need to continue with their education and fulfil a happy and rewarding life.
Develop the children’s ability to reason and make informed choices
Meet the needs of all our pupils.
Meet the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014.
The majority of learning occurs within three main cross-curricular topics per year. Topics have a lead subject that is either History or Science and are enquiry based around a concept. English and Maths learning links to these subjects in order that learning can be meaningful and purposeful wherever possible, but some aspects of English and Maths are taught discretely. Geography is taught through continuous provision and where this links to topics. Similarly, where PE, Music, Art, Design Technology and Computing legitimately link to a topic these are taught in a cross-curricular way. Some discrete teaching is necessary to ensure coverage. RE is taught according to the Hampshire Syllabus – Living Difference. The Modern Foreign Language taught at Locks Heath Junior School is French. Children have access to specialist teachers for aspects of their Music, PE and French teaching.