Our Curriculum Overview
"To be the best that we can be"
Here at Johnson Fold we pride ourselves on understanding all our children and meeting their needs however great or small.
Our school covers three phases:
1. Early Years Foundation Stage (age2-5)
2. Key Stage 1 (age 5-7)
3. Key Stage 2 (age 7-11)
For details of our approach to reading in school, please click on the tab "A word from our subject leaders - Reading"
We follow the EYFS Curriculum that consists of:
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Communication, Language, Listening and attention
Understanding of the World
Expressive Arts and Design
Key Stage 1 & 2
At Key Stages 1 and 2 we follow the National Curriculum 2014. Within which we teach the following subjects:
Reading, Writing, Maths, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art& Design, Design Technology, PE, Music, French and RE.
At Johnson Fold our curriculum does not begin and end with the national requirements. We strive "to be the best that we can be" and foster this approach in all that we do. We embellish and enhance our curriculum to meet the needs of the children. Woven through all the areas of learning and subjects mentioned, is a tailored syllabus of Personal, Social, Health Education that covers the lifelong skills needed to become successful citizens of the future.
Our curriculum extends beyond the classroom not least because of our extensive grounds. We are able to make use of a floodlit Astroturf, playground, large patio area with seating for quiet time, a storytelling area, trim trails, tyre park, vegetable plot and forest, all within our secure school boundary. Our EYFS children are benefitting from their own secure outside area. We are located on the doorstep of Moss Bank Park and Barrow Bridge Village as well as being but a stones throw from the West Peninne Moors and Smithills Hall. Because of this access to the outdoors, we actively encourage learning outside the classroom.
We work closely with Bolton Schools Music Service which enables us to offer musical instrument lessons in the form of the guitar, violin and recorder and get involved with the annual Bolton Festival of Music.
We play an active role in inter schools sports competitions within our cluster of Bolton schools and the wider area. Last year we entered teams in leagues or tournaments for: Football (boys, girls Y2-Y6), Tag Rugby, Cross Country, Handball, Cricket, Hockey and Sports Hall Athletics.
We have our own children's kitchen which is fitted out with 6 children sized cooking areas. We strongly believe in children learning how to cook and wash up after themselves! An important life skill.
We extend the learning in the classroom with visits to museums and places of interest to compliment the work done in school. Recently children have been to Blackpool Tower (including the sky walk!); Blackpool Lifeboat Station; Manor Adventure Activity Centre and Bolton Museum.
We endeavour to make our curriculum unique, matched to the needs of our children so that they leave our school not only with a broad and balanced curriculum but "a suitcase of happy memories."