Welcome to Costessey Junior School

The Costessey Curriculum


The Costessey Junior School curriculum has been carefully designed to achieve the following aims:

  • All children should learn essential skills and knowledge that will prepare them for tje next stage in their learning.
  • Develop an understanding of a broad range of curriculum subjects.
  • Provide all children with an integrated curriculum that benefits from links between subjects.
  • Children should be challenged and engaged with their learning.
  • Underpinning this is the belief that we should be support the personal qualities children need to be good citizens.

This is achieved by using half termly units, which are based around a theme to excite and engage the children.

  • Each of the units starts with an exciting event that ‘hooks’ the children’s interest into a project.
  • The curriculum is then taught by making links between subjects where appropriate.
  • At the end of each unit we have a celebration event which recognises the contribution of the children and shows the relevance of their learning in the wider world.

thumbnail of 1. CIS and CJS Topic Overview 2017 – 2018

We use the Read, Write, Inc phonics scheme for any children who need further consolidation of this work from KS1.

Further information about the National Curriculum can be found here. We are ensuring that we keep up to date with the developments regarding the new curriculum and will make any changes that we feel will benefit the children’s learning.

Parental Involvement

At CJS, we value the contribution parents make to their children’s learning. Therefore the units the children are studying are shared with parents in advance, along with suggestions doe how they can support their child’s learning. This information can be found under the year group tabs in the ‘Learning’ section. Parents also have the opportunity to visit their child’s class once each half term for a ‘surgery’ where they can look at their child’s work and talk to the class teacher.