Our engaging curriculum is teamed with exciting teaching methods and the latest technologies to create a unique, long lasting learning experience. An emphasis is placed on the core subjects of English, Maths and Science whilst promoting skills such as initiative, leadership, problem solving, communication and teamwork.
The latest Curriculum newletters can be viewed here:
Our latest GJS Skills Tracker (the skills we teach) can be viewed here:
GJS Skills Tracker 2017 - This links directly with our Target Tracker assessment tool.
Our latest Long Term Curriculum Overview can be viewed here:
Key Instant Recall Facts (Key skills to be worked on at home)
At Greenleys Junior School we believe that the ability to read is fundamental to pupils’ development as independent learners. In order to read across the curriculum with fluency, accuracy, understanding and enjoyment, pupils need to be equipped with a range of strategies, drawing on and combining knowledge of context, grammar, punctuation, phonics and word recognition.
In our school, the principles of Ruth Miskin’s ‘Read, Write, Inc.’ programme are endorsed throughout all year groups. Intervention strategies are also put in place to support all children in becoming confident and competent readers, enabling them to fully access all areas of the curriculum. Reading development is closely related to speaking and listening, and writing, so it is by immersion in text, reflecting and talking about it, and by experiencing the writing process for themselves that children come to understand the wonderful relationship which exists between author and reader. It is through their critical and imaginative engagement with texts that pupils’ reading of fiction, poetry and non-fiction texts enables them to make sense of the world and their place in it. We have four themed libraries in school which need to be seen to be believed - areas include an indoor garden, a child’s bedroom and a golden sandy beach! We encourage reading in all areas of life.
We believe that every child in our school will be taught the necessary skills to progress from Greenleys Junior School, to any secondary school, equipped with the skills they need to succeed as lifelong learners.
Through the curriculum we deliver we aim to raise standards and increase rates of progress. Primary education is not only about targets and results in league tables (it is much more than that): we believe that by developing skills in a stimulating, enjoyable environment, we help children develop as individuals.
We want children to have a memorable experience at Greenleys Junior School. We aim to encourage and inspire them to achieve in life and to aim to exceed their potential. We will develop the attitude of wanting to learn as well as needing to learn, not just for their junior career, but for life.