Learning at Newhall Community Junior School
Explore, Question, Think!
We believe that all staff promote a love for learning and have a clear understanding of how children learn.
Planning, teaching, learning and assessment will be tailored to suit the needs of all learners.
Our aim is for all children to become self-regulated learners through well-structured lessons, which demonstrate the ability to Explore, Question and Think. A clear goal is communicated to all children who are then given the opportunity to Explore, using concepts such as story, drama, or technology, Question the learning, to support mastery, and finally Think through and expand concepts to develop greater depth. In doing so, children will access prior learning, reflect on strategies used and retain new knowledge, long term.
Lessons are planned and taught using the model below:
Newsletters to parents:
Each year group send home a NEWSLETTER outlining what your child will be learning. These can be found within your child's Class Page.
The 99 Club
The 99 Club aims to raise standards in Maths through encouraging children to improve their mental calculations when attempting quick-fire multiplication and division problems. The idea is that, with repeated practice, the scheme will result in increased speed and confidence when tackling mental maths problems.
Children are given 10 minutes to complete the maths problems, if they can answer all questions correctly, they move onto the next club. Success is celebrated through the award of a Head Teacher’s Certificate during Celebration assembly. Children can download practise sheets from the school website on the class pages.
This scheme consists of eleven Clubs for the children to work through:
11 Club - 11 questions (doubling numbers 1 to 10)
22 Club - 22 questions (repeated addition 1 to 10)
33 Club - 33 questions (2x, 3x, 5x, and 10x tables)
44 Club - 44 questions (1x, 4x, and 6x tables)
55 Club - 55 questions (7x, and 8x tables)
66 Club - 66 questions (9x, 11x, and 12x tables)
77 Club - 77 questions (inverse division facts)
88 Club - 88 questions (mixed multiplication and division facts)
99 Club - 99 questions (mixed multiplication and division facts)
Children who supersede the 99 Club can move onto the new prestigious Achievement and Ambassador Club. This will be a superb achievement so these children will receive special badges as an award.
Science at Newhall Community Junior School
At Newhall we aim to deliver an engaging, practical and stimulating science curriculum which excites our children and encourages them to make links through the wider curriculum. We achieve this through high quality teaching and promoting a sense of curiosity through exploration, questioning and thinking about the world around them.
Below are our core science principles which were written by both our staff and children and underpin our science curriculum.