Alfred Street Junior
ALFRED STREET
Junior School

Telephone: 01933 353762

ENGLISH

The school follows the guidelines set out in the National Curriculum and the National Literacy Strategy. This encourages the children to read and write with confidence, fluency and understanding. The school has always emphasised the importance of these skills and has traditionally expected high standards. It is appreciated if parents listen to their children read on a regular basis and help them to learn spellings.

MATHEMATICS

The school offers a range of mathematical activities to all its pupils in number, algebra, shape, measurement and data handling. We recognise the value of practical work, investigations, calculator-based activities, computer skills and mathematical games. Applying mathematical skills and knowledge to real-life situations is vital and we endeavour to make the learning of mathematics meaningful and enjoyable emphasising the need for mental strategies and enabling the children to solve problems in a variety of ways.

The co-operation of parents in sharing the task of practising tables and telling the time is essential.

SCIENCE

Our children are encouraged to develop the intellectual and practical skills which will allow them to explore and investigate the world of science. We seek to develop in our children a fuller understanding of scientific phenomena, the procedures for scientific investigation and how science influences everyday life.

It is our aim that the children should develop knowledge and understanding of:

  •  scientific enquiry
  • life processes and living things
  • materials and their properties
  • the physical processes of science.

 

INFORMATION & COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY

We aim to provide opportunities for our children to develop competence and confidence in using Information and Communication Technology to support their learning. The school follows the Northamptonshire Scheme of Work. The activities they will experience will enable them to develop skills in:

  • Communicating information through word processing, desktop publishing,  graphics, music production, multi-media presentations and the use of the Internet.
  • Handling information through databases and CD-ROM.
  • Controlling movements of objects and machines through the development of a series of commands.
  • Monitoring changes such as temperature by using computer linked sensors.
  • Modelling (experimenting with different options to discover the effects) through the use of spreadsheets and adventure games.

Our ICT systems are protected to ensure that only appropriate internet sites can be accessed. You will be asked to sign a Permission for Controlled Internet Access form.