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.

 

COMPUTING

We aim to provide opportunities for our children to develop competence and confidence in computing to support their learning.

Children will be taught to:

  • Design, write and debug programs that accomplish specific goals, including controlling or simulating physical systems; solve problems by decomposing them into smaller parts
  • Use sequence, selection, and repetition in programs; work with variables and various forms of input and output
  • Develop logical reasoning to explain how some simple algorithms work and to detect and correct errors in algorithms and programs
  • Understand computer networks including the internet; how they can provide multiple services, such as the world-wide web; and the opportunities they offer for communication and collaboration
  • Utilise search technologies effectively, appreciate how results are selected and ranked, and be discerning in evaluating digital content
  • Select, use and combine a variety of software (including internet services) on a range of digital devices to design and create a range of programs, systems and content that accomplish given goals, including collecting, analysing, evaluating and presenting data and information.
  • Ensure they use technology safely, respectfully and responsibly; recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour; identify a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact