At Upton Juniors we aim to instil children with an enthusiasm for learning and prepare them for future life.
We want all children to experience success and enjoy their learning whilst at school. We aim to achieve this through high standards of learning and teaching within a happy, structured and caring environment.
The skills of true thinking (reasoning, creativity, judgement and memorisation) allow individuals to grow intellectually. Our children are given the chance to perform these mental operations at an appropriate level for their development, in accordance with the National Curriculum.
Through a variety of teaching and strategies, we aim to instil children with an enthusiasm for learning and prepare them for future life. Teaching methods, ranging from whole class ‘chalk and talk’ to individual personalised programmes of study are chosen, as appropriate, to meet the task or skill focussed upon.
During the course of the year, the children will encounter a range of teaching methods. They will mainly be taught by their own class teacher, but there will be times when teachers are exchanged enabling us to best use the individual expertise of a large, talented teaching staff.
Our curriculum strives to ensure breadth and balance and makes it difficult to work within the parameters of separate subjects for all of the school day. In fact, children learn faster and more effectively when skills and the concepts are linked between subjects at the same time.
We plan topics carefully so continuity and progression are smooth and aid development. Topics enable us to identify skills, concepts, knowledge and ideas from individual subjects and bring them together in a cohesive way.
Our children are taught in their mixed ability class groupings, with all children studying the same area. However, work is appropriately differentiated (either simplified or extended) to match all ability levels.
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
Our cookies ensure you get the best experience on our website.
Please make your choice!
Some cookies are necessary in order to make this website function correctly. These are set by default and whilst you can block or delete them by changing your browser settings, some functionality such as being able to log in to the website will not work if you do this. The necessary cookies set on this website are as follows:
A 'sessionid' token is required for logging in to the website and a 'crfstoken' token is used to prevent cross site request forgery. An 'alertDismissed' token is used to prevent certain alerts from re-appearing if they have been dismissed.
We use Matomo cookies to improve the website performance by capturing information such as browser and device types. The data from this cookie is anonymised.
Cookies are used to help distinguish between humans and bots on contact forms on this website.
A cookie is used to store your cookie preferences for this website.Cookies that are not necessary to make the website work, but which enable additional functionality, can also be set. By default these cookies are disabled, but you can choose to enable them below: