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‘Where Children Come First’


Our Foundation Curriculum


At Locks Heath Junior School, we are proud of our Foundation Curriculum which we launched in September 2018. The curriculum is organised into 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. This enables us to plan activities that demand higher order thinking through comparison, evaluation and analysis.


Each topic begins with a ‘hook’ to engage the children and develop a desire to persevere with learning that is challenging.


Throughout the topic learning is memorable and experiential with children developing and refining a range of transferable skills. The topic provides the content and context for much writing in English and problem solving in mathematics.


Each topic culminates in an outcome where the children in some way present their learning to their parents or other members of the community.


Our foundation curriculum to reflects our core learning values of curiosity, independence, perseverance, imagination, teamwork, reflection and bravery.


We are still in the process of developing and refining some topics but please see the table below for further details of the learning taking place in each year group.


Year 3 Topics

Year 4 Topics

Year 5 Topics

Year 6 Topics

If you have any questions or require any further information about how the foundation subjects are taught at Locks Heath Junior School, please contact Mrs Natasha Farrell or Mrs Debbie Clarke. or