Our Curriculum


At Black Horse Hill Junior School, we ensure that we fully cover the National Curriculum, while enabling the children to develop the behaviours and habits that they will need to become independent and effective learners.

Our curriculum enables us to build strong relationships, celebrate diversity, encourage respect and build a sense of community, in which we live by our school values of: Perseverance; Friendship; Motivation & Hard Work; Politeness & Good Manners; Respect; Kindness; Honesty and Excellence.

Responsibility is an essential part of our curriculum and we encourage children to take on key roles, become involved in the community and be proactive in protecting the environment for future generations.

We aim for children to leave our school with a sense of belonging and are proud that they have developed the confidence and skills needed to be learners for life.


Where possible, our curriculum is delivered through a cross-curricular approach, so that the children will enjoy an immersive, fulfilling and rich experience of learning. Our children will experience a logical sequence of planned topics across the Key Stage, which will enable the children to make meaningful links with their learning.

To enhance our curriculum, we ensure that we provide first hand learning experiences that allow the children to develop curiosity and creativity. This could be in the form of visits, experts into school, experience days, speakers in assembly, etc.

Where subjects do not have links to the topic, they are taught as discrete lessons, following sequences of carefully planned lessons, enabling progress to be built upon prior learning and achievement.


The impact of our curriculum is measured through pupil voice interviews, where we talk to them about the knowledge that they have gained and their enjoyment of subjects. It is also measured through checking that the work in children’s books is of an appropriate level and that they are building on prior learning. Subject leaders will also collect and analyse attainment data annually, using it to further develop their subject area. The impact can be seen on high quality displays around school and on our social media stream.


To find out the Intent, Implementation and Impact of individual subjects, please click on the links below. Some of our curriculum areas are currently under review, but will appear here very soon: