Birkenhead School

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Juniors

The Junior years provide great opportunities for children to participate in an increasing range of exciting activities which will broaden their school experiences through sport, music, art, drama and club activities.

Juniors provides a broad, balanced curriculum which builds upon traditional standards whilst embracing new technologies and promoting the arts and future skills development. Over the four years in Juniors, children are increasingly taught by a number of specialist teachers. This means that, whilst they are predominantly taught by their Form Teacher in Year 3, where great emphasis is placed on consolidating skills in English and Mathematics as well as establishing good routines, by Year 6 they are experiencing a range of teachers with different teaching styles and individual specialisms. This makes for easier transition into Seniors at age eleven.

The curriculum for Juniors includes:

English, Maths, Science, History, Geography, Art, DT, IT, Modern Languages, Music, Future Skills Development, PSHE, RE, PE, Games and Swimming (Summer Term).

For Years 3 to 6, all Games and PE lessons are delivered by specialist teachers as are Music, Art and Modern Languages lessons.

Children in Years 3 and above follow a programme of Modern Foreign Languages and, additionally, Year 6 pupils have a weekly period of Classical Studies. These are all delivered by specialist teachers. All forms have a weekly timetable and homework is set regularly.