We use the Cornerstones Curriculum Framework as a starting point from which to personalise the planning and resourcing of our wider curriculum. We believe that children deserve a broad and balanced curriculum that enables them to develop a deep understanding of each subject and the inter-connections between them. We deliver many of the subjects in our wider curriculum (such as Geography, History, Science, DT and Art) through themed Learning Journeys. Each half term, the children complete a different Learning Journey which has a predominant subject focus but also draws in the other subjects too. The Cornerstones approach uses a clear pedagogy that is built on academic research and years of practical teaching experience. This approach successful supports, engages and motivates our children to learn more and do more. There are four key elements:

Engage Stage

  • This is to ‘hook’ learners in with a memorable experience.
  • Sets the scene and provide the context for learning.
  • Asks questions to find out children’s interests.

Develop

  • This is the section focused on teaching facts and information for deeper understanding and knowledge.
  • Demonstrate new skills and allow time for consolidation.
  • Provide creative opportunities for making and doing.

Innovate

  • This area provides imaginative scenarios that encourage creative thinking.
  • Enables children to apply previously learned skills.
  • Encourages enterprise and independent thinking.

Express

  • Opportunities for reflective talk and shared evaluation.
  • Celebrates and share children’s success.
  • Identifies next steps for learning.

Important message

School Information

(Updated 10 April 2024)

Dear Parents & Carers, 
 
Welcome to another fantastic term at Emmbrook Junior School. We hope you’ve all had a fabulous holiday and a well deserved rest. Pleas find a below a list of dates for the coming term. This list is not definitive and may be subject to change (so make sure you keep an eye out for emails) but should give you a good idea of what’s coming up this term. 
 
Many thanks from the EJS Team
 

15th April First Day of Term

17th April Year 4 America Day

18th April – PTA committee meeting (7pm)

26th April – PTA Comedy Night

6th May Bank Holiday

6th – 12th May Deaf Awareness Week

20th May – Y6 Trip to Marwell Zoo

23rd May – Exhibition Morning

27th May Bank Holiday

27th May – 31st May Half Term

3rd June Inset Day (School Closed)

6th June – Y5 Trip to Lego Land

7th June – PTA Ice Cream Fridays begins

12th June – Y4 trip to Blue Reef Aquarium

22nd June – PTA Summer Fair & Circus

26th June -Transition Day

8th July – Year 6 Production (1.30pm)

9th July – Year 6 Production (6-7.30pm)

10th July – Y3 trip to Roald Dahl Museum

11th July – Sports Day

18th July – Year 6 Leavers Party, 6.30-8.30pm

19th July Last Day of Term 2pm finish

You can find term dates for next year on our website.