School Staff and Governors 2
Our Vision and School Organisation 3
School Times 3
School Facilities 4-5
Breakfast Club 5
Partnership with Parents 6-11
Health, Welfare, and Pastoral Care 7
Child Protection 7
School Term Dates 7
Attendance and Uniform 8
Lunchtime arrangements 9
Lunchtime and after school activities 9
Transport, Homework 10
End of Key Stage 2 Assessments 10
Special Educational Needs 11
Gifted and Talented 11
The Curriculum 12
Literacy and Numeracy 13
Science and Computers in School 14
PSHE and Citizenship 14
Modern Foreign Language 14
Religious Education and Collective Worship 15
Physical Education and Sport 15
Design & Technology and Art 16
History and Geography 16
The information in this brochure is correct as at June 2012.
Governors take responsibility for the overall conduct of the school. Together they represent the
The School Staff The Governors
Ms L A Cook [Head] Chairman: Mr I Randall
Mr G Atkinson [Deputy Head] [Community]
[Telephone: 01328 862188]
Mr S Bamber
Miss B Woodyard Vice Chairman: Mr M Taylor
Mrs S Cole [Community Governor]
Mr M Cunningham
Mrs T Fleming Community Governor: Mrs S Dessent
Mrs E Haynes Vacancy
Miss R Hincks Vacancy
Mrs S Lambert
Mrs J Lound LEA Governors: Mr P Williams
Mr B Smith Mr D Callaby
Mrs D Steward
Miss C Tennent Headteacher: Ms L A Cook
Parent Support Adviser Elected Governors: Mr I Grand
Mrs G Hayes [Staff] Mrs T Fleming
Office Staff Elected Governors: Mrs K Bingham
Mrs V Griffiths [Office Administrator] [Parents] Mr P Clark
Mrs Burgis and Mrs J Reynolds [Clerical Assistants] Mrs D Moore
Mrs D Todd
Cover Supervisor Vacancy
Mrs C Barber
Associate Governors: Mr G Atkinson
Breakfast Club Supervisor [Staff] Miss C Tennant
Mrs P Bridges
Clerk to the Governors: Stephanie Palmer
Mrs E Battersby, Mrs S Brierley, Mrs K Griffiths,
Mrs P Goddard, Mrs L Hutchison, Mrs J Jones,
Mrs T Martin, Ms J Norman, Mrs R Rayner,
Mrs L Tarry, Mrs H Tuck, and Mrs Williamson
Mr D Futter [PE] Mrs R Rayner [Swimming]
Mr I Grand [Site Manager]
Mr R Colman [Assistant Caretaker]
Mrs V Belton, Mrs V Chapman and Mrs A Howes
School Meals Staff
Mrs N Riches [Cook Manager]
Mrs M Harbord [Assistant Cook]
Mrs S Buckley, Mrs V Bell,
Mrs R Beavis and Mrs S Wright
Mrs H Palmer
Mrs S Brierley, Mrs M Brown, Mrs L Brett-Reynolds,
Mrs C Dew, Mrs J Cooper, Miss N Gell, Mrs T Loades,
Mrs J Pannell, Mrs C Sands, Mrs D Todd and
Mrs H Tuck
School Crossing Patrol
Mrs L Tarry
Fakenham Junior School is a vital part of the Fakenham community, working with parents, governors,
schools and business.
Our Vision Fakenham Junior School’s personalised curriculum and a close partnership with families we
endeavour to maximise the potential of every child irrespective of gender, race, culture or ability.
We recognise that each child has their individual talents, social, academic, artistic, creative and physical.
We aim to support, develop and challenge children’s learning through a relevant and lively experience.
ICT is vital in our society, therefore it is a vital part of the curriculum and the learning experience at FJS.
We will give our children the tools to forge ahead in the wider community; the desire to learn, the ability
to question and the capacity to solve problems and make a difference.
Each child is the particular responsibility of one class teacher. Most of the curriculum is taught by this class
teacher, who is also the usual contact for children’s parents.
The school is mainly organised into Year Groups. Teachers from each Year Group work together to plan and
evaluate. Sometimes one teacher will lead work on a particular theme or subject with all the children. In
this way children gain the benefits of some specialist teaching. Parallel classes of children from the same
year group follow the same aspects of the National Curriculum.
The needs of children of different interests and abilities are met by the careful planning of a range of tasks
and activities, by group work and by careful grouping to support good teaching and learning.
Children may arrive on the premises from 8.30a.m. when the playground gates will be open.
Unless it is wet they stay outside in the playground.
is open from 7.30am
All children can buy breakfast
in the hall from 8.15am.
School begins with registration at 8.45a.m.
Break 11.15a.m. to 11.30a.m.
Lunch hour 12.30p.m. to 1.30p.m.
School finishes at 3.15p.m.
The school is fortunate to have a large site with plenty of facilities.
We have our own indoor, heated, all-year-round swimming pool. The pool is used regularly for parents and
toddlers swimming classes.
There is a large school field and playground for the full range of games and athletic activities.
The School Hall provides excellent space for gymnastics, dance and drama. The school has a specialist
Year 6 children enjoy the special facilities of their own block. This helps to provide a quiet area to support
their learning and development. The recently refurbished ICT suite is in constant use by pupils and staff.
This mirrors the very popular school library and the reading room for Years 3 and 4.
Governors, staff, friends and children are working together to improve the site, developing the outdoor
environment including the allotments and pond.
A large number of local organisations now use the school’s facilities.
Please contact the school office if you would like further information.
Breakfast club operates from 7.30am to 8.45am each day, offering activities, supervision and food! From
8.15am pupils and staff can enjoy cereals, toast, bacon rolls and drinks, all at a very reasonable cost in the
cafeteria, found in the school hall.
Parents and the School
Communications - Informal contact is welcomed. This can be done any time. First, have a word with the
class teacher concerned and share your worry. We will always do our best to iron things out with you.
Lesley Cook, the Headteacher, is available most mornings from 8.50am-9.10am otherwise please contact
Mrs Griffiths for an appointment at a mutually convenient time. In special circumstances a home visit can be
School newsletter - the school publishes a fortnightly Newsletter and diary on alternate Fridays. This is
published on the website and can be emailed to you. Special arrangements can be made for those without
a home computer.
Home School Partnership
A good partnership between home and school depends on a flow of information both ways. Please use the
homework diary for simple messages, or visit the teacher.
We ask all children to come to school equipped with pen, pencil, ruler, crayons and pritt stick in a pencil
You can arrange to see your children’s work at any time by contacting the teacher. Feel free to come in
when your child says ‘Please come and see what I have done today.” If you are visiting or helping in school
you need to sign in at the Office and sign out when you leave.
Mrs Griffiths maintains the register of emergency contacts for each child’s family. It is vital that the school is
notified of changes immediately.
Parent/teacher consultation meetings - in October parents are invited to a ‘Meet the Teacher Evening’
to discuss settling-in issues and expectations. Parents and pupils are expected to attend the Pupil Progress
Meeting in February, to discuss pupil’s achievement and targets.
School report – In July you will receive a full, written report on your child's progress and achievements in
the past year.
PARENT HELPERS are always welcome in the school. Please volunteer ! Some parents are able to help on
a regular basis, e.g. part of a morning each week, listening to children read, assisting small groups with
practical craft activities or helping children find the books they need from the school library. You may also
be able to help your child’s class on an educational visit to a place of interest locally. If you would like to
help please contact your child’s class teacher or the School Office as all volunteers need to complete a CRB
The Friends of Fakenham Junior School are an active parent-led group who contribute a great deal to
the life of the school and its pupils. They organise a variety of enjoyable fund-raising events, and donate
significant funds to the school each year for extra facilities. We always need members for the committee, or
to help with events. [Contact the Office Administrator for further information]
Security is a priority for keeping the children safe. During the school day, access is only available though the
front entrance. Entrance from Holt Road is accessed by using the intercom system.
For some activities, designed to enrich the curriculum, a specific voluntary contribution is requested. Visits
to places of interest, residential experience, musicians’, artists’, and actors’ visits to school are some
examples. Without sufficient voluntary contributions such important events may be cancelled. All schools
benefit considerably from the voluntary contributions made by parents – contributions of time, and of
The school wishes every child to have the same curriculum opportunities. No child will be barred from an
event because of financial circumstances. Special funds are available to support children in this case.
[Parents are advised to contact the Head or class teacher. Requests are handled in confidence.]
However if you are unhappy with the service provided, there is a formal, county-wide complaints procedure
for all to use. Details are available from the School Office or on the Norfolk Schools website.
Health, Welfare and Pastoral Care
At school we like to know each pupil very well, discovering their interests, hopes and fears. Children are
encouraged to manage their own behaviour. The School expects good behaviour from all pupils.
The behaviour policy is based on a number of reward systems – including a house points and good work
assemblies which recognise effort and achievement in all aspects of school life.
All pupils at FJS should be well mannered and polite. As well as a pattern of reward, there is a clear system
for consequences which are imposed if poor behaviour becomes a problem. We always try to address these
problems in partnership with parents.
The class teacher is responsible for the children’s welfare. Further help is available from the Pastoral Support
Assistant, Deputy and Headteacher.
The school also has a Parent Support Adviser. (PSA) All parents can visit the PSA to discuss non curriculum
issues from home and school which may have an impact on their children’s learning. The PSA can also
arrange home visits when necessary.
Health and Welfare
Minor injuries are dealt with by staff with First Aid Certificates. Parents/Carers will always be contacted for
more serious injuries. If a child is too ill to join in class activities he/she will be sent home immediately, for
this reason it is vital that the school has up to date contact numbers.
A Classroom Assistant has responsibilities for children taking regular medication. Please let her know of any
particular difficulty or medical need your child may have. Medication cannot be administered without a
signed form of parental consent.
A School Health Advisor supports our school. She works closely with staff to implement aspects of the
school’s Health and Sex Education programmes and will see parents by arrangement.
All Norfolk schools are required to follow the Norfolk Safeguarding Children Board Guidelines designed to protect
children from abuse. Serious concerns for children’s well-being and safety will be reported by the Head to the
Social Services. A copy of the Norfolk Guidelines is available for reference in the School Office.
School Term Dates
Autumn Term Spring Term
Thurs. 6 Sept – Fri. 21 Dec 2012 Tue. 8 Jan – Wed. 27 Mar 2013
Half Term Half Term
Mon. 29 Oct – Fri. 2 Nov 2012 Mon. 18 Feb – Fri. 22 Feb 2013
Mon. 15 Apr – Wed. 24 July 2013
Mon. 27 May – 31 May 2013
May Day: Mon. 6 May 2013
If your child is absent from school we ask you to contact the school. Telephone the Office (01328 862188) from
8.30a.m. Messages can be left on an answer machine when the school is closed. The Office Staff will contact any
family who have not informed us on the first day of the pupil’s absence. Unless we hear from you we have to
record absence in the register as “unauthorised”. Frequent, lengthy or unexplained absences are followed up by
school staff and the PSA. In more serious cases this will be referred to the Attendance Improvement Officer who
is based at Children’s Services, Market Street, North Walsham, NR28 9BZ Tel: 01692 409540.
We have 284 pupils on roll. At time of printing the level of unauthorised absence is 0.27% with authorised
absence being 4.1%.
If your child needs to visit the doctor, dentist or hospital during school time please ensure that the school
office is informed. We ask you, on these occasions, to collect and return children to the school office, to sign
These should always be taken during school holidays. In exceptional circumstances the Headteacher may
authorise up to 10 days annual leave only in one academic year. A request should be made to the School Office.
All children wear school uniform. This contributes to a feeling of belonging and pride in the school.
Boys and girls may wear green fleeces and rain jackets with the school logo, which are available through the
Girls select from: Grey tunic, skirt or grey flannel trousers. White blouse with school tie or a white polo
shirt. Green school pullover or school sweatshirt, white socks or grey/green tights. Black school shoes and
white socks. For Summer, green/white check dresses or green polo dresses, tailored grey shorts, a white
Boys select from: Grey shorts or long Trousers. White shirt and a school tie or white polo shirt. Green
school pullover or school sweatshirt. For Summer, tailored grey shorts with white shirt or polo-type short-
sleeved shirt. Black school shoes and grey or white socks.
P.E. Kit Dark shorts, white sports shirt or ‘T’ shirt and plimsolls for P.E. indoors. For outdoor games a tracksuit
or old sweatshirt and joggers, and a pair of sports trainers. Please make sure that all equipment fits properly ( it
can be upsetting when children cannot change quickly) and that trainers and plimsolls are not past use. Flapping
soles and no laces can be dangerous during P.E. sessions.
Please make sure that children have the correct kit in school on the correct day. This information will be in the
Swimming kit: costume/trunks, hat, and towel.
Jewellery is not appropriate for school. Small stud earrings are acceptable; however children must be able to
remove these for P.E.
Hair: should remain natural colour in a reasonable and practical style.
Suppliers of uniform
The School Office sells a variety of uniform items plus swimming bags and hats. Order forms are also available in
the School Office for sweatshirts and waterproof jackets/fleeces. These all have the school name and are sold by
the Friends of the School. Contact Mrs Griffiths (01328 862188) for availability and prices of all items. The
Friends of Fakenham Junior School provide a book bag for every new pupil.
Parents are also asked to provide their child with a craft apron, for messy, practical work involving glue and
paint. [A man’s shirt, with shortened sleeves and elastic at the wrists, makes an ideal coverall.]
PLEASE NAME ALL CLOTHING CLEARLY
The school policy is fruit only for snack time. Children can buy fruit from the trolley or bring fruit from
Most children purchase a lunch each day from the school cafeteria. A menu of popular hot and cold options
are available. Healthy eating is actively encouraged. Children pay for the food they choose with cash
(brought to school each day in a named purse) or with tokens. Tokens are provided for children eligible for
free school meals. There are two sittings at lunchtime. All pupils are expected to keep the dining area
clean and tidy. Children take turns to wipe trays.
You may wish your child to return home at lunchtime for a meal. Please inform the class teacher if your
child is going home for lunch. Children may choose to bring a packed lunch to eat in the School Hall.
Lunchtime supervision in the cafeteria/hall and on the playground/field is provided by a team of mid-day
supervisors led by Mrs H Palmer.
Free School Meals
Parents who have any enquiries about this or any other support can obtain application forms, in confidence,
from the School Office. These should be completed and forwarded to the school. If your child usually has a
packed lunch, but would occasionally like to join the special event meals, fill in the forms now. It could save
Lunchtime and after school activities
Clubs are held for a range of activities. Sporting clubs include those for football, netball, cricket and
swimming. Clubs take place during the lunchtime or after-school. There is a charge for some activities.
Children who live more than three miles from the school may be entitled to a free bus pass on a Norfolk
County Council school bus. Spare places on these school buses may also be purchased by those not eligible
for free transport.
Contact the School Transport Section, County Hall, Martineau Lane, Norwich. (Tel. No. 0344 800 8003) email
Homework helps children to learn more, and raise their achievements
Parental support is important. Children need to develop a “homework routine”. They benefit from a quiet
place to study, unhindered by television or other interruptions. They need your parental interest and help.
All children have a homework diary. This must be brought to school every day. All homework requirements
are outlined in the Homework Booklet.
National Curriculum Tests
End of Key Stage 2
Teacher Assessment Results 2011
Level Maths English Science
1 0% 0% 0%
2 6% 3% 3%
3 14% 17% 7%
4 33% 58% 79%
5 47% 22% 11%
Test Results of pupils at
Level 4 and above from 2009
2009 2010 2011
Maths 74% 87% 75%
English 76% 93% 77%
Special Educational Needs
Children’s needs vary. The school’s response is flexible to meet the wide range of needs children have. We
support children with educational, medical and behavioural needs, as well as providing challenges for the
more able pupils.
We are able to draw on the expertise of a range of services, including doctors, speech therapists, and
medical workers. The school Special Educational Needs Co-ordinator (SenCo) and a School Support Team
from Norfolk Children’s Services meet termly. This provides advice from an educational psychologist, and
from advisory special needs teachers.
So that we can best meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs within each class we work hard
to match the work set to the capabilities of all children.
Whenever possible we use additional adults, teachers and classroom assistants, to work with children in
smaller groups. Specific intervention strategies, such as sound discovery are used to support the learning of
children who require additional support.
We endeavour to work closely with parents. Regular parent consultation meetings provide opportunities to
talk about individual education plans and to discuss ways parents and school can work together to provide
the best education for the children, because we care about the achievements of all children. We challenge
the able and support those with difficulties. We value the well being of each child.
The FJS Special Educational Needs Policy reflects the statutory requirements of the SEN Code of Practice.
Gifted and Talented
It is recognised that children should be educated in a way which enables them to work at the highest level
possible with their ability and interest, both for the good of others and for their own satisfaction.
We welcome the challenge of providing an appropriate, supportive curriculum to enable each pupil who has
been identified as one of the most-able or talented to reach their full potential. This is done through
extension activities, such as open-ended tasks and activities which promote higher order thinking and
We also aim to provide enrichment activities, such as school clubs, projects with Fakenham High School,
visiting experts and focussed group work.
The school will seek to discover and utilise a range of strategies to challenge these pupils in line with the
National Quality Standards.
The National Curriculum and The Norfolk Agreed Syllabus for RE, provide a detailed framework of
requirements within which teachers plan the work of their classes.
We work with colleagues from our partner Infant and High Schools in Fakenham to ensure that children
achieve high standards and make good progress throughout their schooldays, and beyond.
Fakenham Infant School visit Year 3 Year 4 cooking at
on Egyptian day Fakenham High School
In Key Stage 2 children’s learning is promoted through a variety of subject-focussed lessons and a series of
subject-based topics, sometimes integrating several aspects of study and introducing diversity of culture,
faith and ethnicity.
Parents can contribute to topic work, for example, by encouraging their children to undertake background
research in the local library. We value this help!
First Hand Experience
Children learn best when their attention is caught and their imaginations are stimulated by lively teaching.
Direct observation leads to questioning and discussion. Children are encouraged to pursue their
investigations in the school library, through using a computer, or by other means. In this way independent
and enquiring minds are fostered.
Visits and visitors play an important part. Both local day visits to places
of interest, and residential visits further afield are important. There are
opportunities to take part in a residential visit in Years 5 and 6.
Year 6 Residential Visit Years 5 and 6 Residential Visit to France
Literacy provides the main framework for learning throughout the curriculum. We aim for children to
understand what they hear and read, and to be able to express themselves clearly in speech and writing.
Literacy taught at FJS is based on the Primary Framework. This includes work in speaking and listening,
reading and writing. Speaking and listening is developed through oral activities such as group/class
discussion, presentations and drama.
Lower School Pantomime Book characters during Readathon week
Children read a variety of literature at school including plays, poetry, stories and non-fiction texts. Home
reading is encouraged and recorded in the Homework diary. All families are expected to support reading at
Children have opportunities to develop their writing in a range of forms, for a variety of purposes and
audiences. Handwriting and spelling are taught as inter-related skills and as part of the writing process that
involves re-drafting and proof reading.
Mathematics is a highly valued part of the curriculum at Fakenham Junior School. As a result of this, at least
an hour a day is dedicated to this subject.
The usual format of a mathematics lesson will include a short starter which will have a counting activity in it
and a warm up game or short activity to practise
mental skills or provide the children with skills which
will help later on in the lesson. The main part of the
session will include some teacher input and children
taking part in an activity to help them to learn. The
lesson will culminate in a plenary, which will be an
opportunity to look at any misconceptions, to apply
what they have learnt to a new context or to give them
a flavour of what they’ll be learning during the next
At Fakenham Junior School, we recognise the
importance of children being able to use and apply their
learning, and to solve problems and puzzles in
Mathematics. We take every opportunity to use our
maths for practical purposes such as: making lemonade when we’re learning about capacity and using our
measuring skills when deciding where to plant trees in the school grounds. We place a high emphasis upon
children being able to calculate mentally. These skills are taught and rehearsed on a daily basis.
Science is a stimulating and exciting part of children’s education where they learn how to explore their
Throughout the school the children will study a wide range of topics with lots of practical and engaging
activities where they will learn that the techniques of scientific investigation are fun! The outdoor
environment will be used in the children’s learning.
Science teaching also makes an important contribution to the personal and social development of children.
Computers in School
The school is well equipped to surpass the needs of the National Curriculum for Information Communication
Technology (ICT). Our well equipped ICT suite allows all pupils to work individually at a high specification
PC without the need for children to share. Since 2006, every class has had its own Interactive Whiteboard
and the use of digital voting systems. This has allowed all children to interact with the learning environment
and take a more active part in lessons. The school network allows children to access their work using the
classroom PCs, laptops or the ICT suite computers.
The school has high-speed, filtered Internet access
that the children can use for safe communication
and research. E-safety is an important issue for
young people and is taught through the ICT
Children develop skills in word processing, e-
mailing, programming, data handling, spreadsheets
and work with audio visual projects. They use a
variety of programmes and a wide range of
hardware. We use Google mail and docs, providing
the children with a cloud based system allowing
access to work and communication wherever the
child has internet access. Wherever possible the
school chooses open source software that is
available, free, for use at home. This allows
children to continue their learning outside the classroom without the expenditure required to buy commercial
Information communication technology is a rapidly changing, everyday necessity for all of us. The pupils at
Fakenham Junior School will be well equipped for whatever the technology of tomorrow might offer.
PSHE & Citizenship
Personal, Social, Health Education and Citizenship aims to give pupils the knowledge, skills and
understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives. Children are taught these skills
through all subjects as well as having planned lessons on key issues, which alternate with child led class
councils. Alongside this is the school council. This helps to ensure that the pupils’ voice is heard and
impacts on the school and community.
Sex and relationship education is taught at FJS as part of the PSHE/Science curriculum. It gives children the
opportunity to develop skills such as assertiveness, responsible decision making and self awareness at an
age-appropriate level. Parents are invited to view a copy of the Health and Sex Education policy and discuss
the matter with the Headteacher.
Modern Foreign Language
At FJS we learn Spanish in Years 3 and 4, then French in Years 5 and 6. Learning vocabulary, we listen to
native speakers and repeat the language in various games to enable us to develop conversational skills. We
learn about different festivals and traditions of other countries.
Religious Education aims “to help pupils to understand what religion is, and to know how different people
worship and embrace their religion.”
At this school RE is taught in accordance with Norfolk’s Agreed Syllabus. We are a multi-cultural school.
Though our main religion is Christianity we learn about many other religions and practices. Children are
encouraged to develop an understanding of the beliefs, values and traditions of a range of religions and
cultures and further their picture of the faith of the local community and the diversity of others, nationally
A copy of the Norfolk Agreed Syllabus can be viewed at the school.
Collective worship is held daily in a variety of groups. Assemblies are essentially non-denominational. They
are led by members of staff and by visitors, including local clergy.
Families with specific beliefs have the right to withdraw their child from collective worship and/or Religious
At Fakenham Junior School we believe that physical activity experienced in a safe and supportive
environment makes a vital contribution to a pupil’s physical, social, intellectual an emotional development.
Physical activity provides opportunities for pupils to be competitive, creative and to face up to different
challenges as individuals, in groups and in teams.
We have our own swimming pool and swimming instructor giving the children the chance to develop
swimming skills and water safety. During PE children are encouraged to take part in a wide variety of
activities to promote enjoyment in taking exercise, which will be continued into adulthood as part of a
The school also provides an extensive out of hours learning programme throughout the year, many free of
Children regularly compete in many inter school competitions and against other schools in the North Norfolk
and Norfolk School Sport Cluster competitions.
Fakenham Junior School has a practical approach to music, which includes opportunities for singing and
instrumental work, composing music and lyrics, and listening to a wide range of musical styles from a variety
of cultures. Children are encouraged to perform their work to others.
Further teaching is provided by specialist,
peripatetic instrumental teachers. Tuition is
currently provided in the violin, ‘cello, flute,
clarinet, saxophone and guitar.
Children at FJS can take part in lunchtime
Music Clubs at various times during the
school year. Music is fun and we encourage
all pupils to take part.
Design and Technology
Design and Technology prepares pupils to participate in tomorrow’s rapidly changing technologies. They
learn to think creatively and to become problem solvers. Our children learn to combine practical skills with
an understanding of aesthetics, social skills and environmental and health issues. As they do, they begin to
reflect on and evaluate design technologies past and present and their uses and effects.
Throughout this subject, the emphasis is very much on learning through experience.
‘Tell me and I forget – show me and I may remember – let me do it, and I learn.’
Art gives children the opportunity to develop their creativity through investigating different ideas from a
range of starting points, such as stories, music, other cultures or other subject areas, e.g. history and
Children experiment with a wide range of materials, from pencils and paint to fabrics and clay, to practise
and develop techniques. They work independently and in groups to create 2d and 3d final pieces from a
small to a large scale which is celebrated through display.
The children look carefully at pieces of work that have been produced by other artists and use this to guide
them with their own ideas. This requires them to think about different interpretations and supports them in
evaluating their own and others work.
Children have opportunities to work on their knowledge, skills and understanding through art experience
days linked to topics and themes of other subjects.
Children study important episodes and developments in British history; Romans, Anglo-Saxons and Vikings,
Life in Tudor Times and Britain since 1930. They also learn about life in Ancient Egypt, and about aspects of
Year 5 Tudor Day
Children are encouraged to recognise why people did things, and why events happened. They use
photographs and pictures, artefacts, written accounts and museum displays as sources of information. They
identify differences between ways of life from different periods and cultures.
Geography allows us to understand the world that we live in. Children investigate how and why places are
the way they are, our interactions with these places and how they can be managed in a sustainable way for
future generations. Places and people are studied both locally and globally, with appropriate links
investigated between geography, science, mathematics, literacy, PSHE and R.E. Opportunities for fieldwork
are exploited in all year groups, in order to motivate and enthuse our young geographers as they learn more
about their changing world.