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Classes & Curriculum

How is the school organised?

At Cliff Park Junior School we have 14 classes which allows us to have 3 classes each in Year 3 & 6 and 4 classes in  Years 5 & 4. These year groups are split into the 'Lower School' (Years 3 and 4) and the 'Upper School' (Years 5 and 6).

Teachers and teaching assistants work closely together to plan and provide opportunities for learning within their year groups and across the school.

Our classes are:

Lower School

Year Three Year Four
Blackbird Wren
Sparrow Wagtail
Robin Chaffinch

See our Year 3 and Year 4 pages for more information

Upper School

Year Five Year Six
Bittern Peregrine
Avocet Marsh Harrier
Heron Kestrel

See our Year 5 and Year 6 pages for more information


Please take a look at our Lower and Upper School pages on the right to find out more about the classes and curriculum.

The Junior School covers Key Stage 2 (ages 7-11) of the National Curriculum

The Government have released a New National Curriculum which was implemented from September 2014.  The National Curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens.  As an Academy, Cliff Park Junior School, along with Cliff Park Infant School, adopt the National Curriculum as a basis for planning and expectations for our children from Year 1 right the way up to Year 6.

The National Curriculum shows the statutory areas that the children must be taught by year group for the core subjects (English, Maths and Science) and non-core.  All non-core subjects are broken down by Key Stage.

Please note also that children currently in Year 6 will be completing work and assessment based on the previous National Curriculum for English, Maths and Science.

Marking and Feedback

Marking and feedback at Cliff Park Junior relates to the aims and values of the school as a whole, and seeks to acknowledge the children's achievements, at the same time as helping them to understand any challenges or problems they may be having. We support all children equally, regardless of aptitude; fair, positive, and clear feedback and marking helps us to achieve this. We aim to inform parents of these principles, including our individual work marking structure:

 V - Verbal feedback given work
Pink highlighting - means THINK - pink is the part of the work that needs improvement.
Green highlighting - means GREAT - green is the part of the work that's something to be proud of.
Initials where work is marked by staff member other than class teacher.

If you would like to view our full Teaching and Learning Policy, inc. Marking and Feedback Procedures, please click the link below.

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