Curriculum

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Cove Junior School is a non-denominational junior school catering for pupils from seven to eleven years of age and is maintained by Hampshire County Council. We currently have around 295 pupils on roll.

The School is organised into 11 mixed ability classes of between 25 and 30 pupils. Children are taught by their class teachers for all subjects as we feel this builds strong relationships and enables flexibility. Learning Support Assistants are used in a variety of ways to support pupils and to facilitate the appropriate level of challenge, no matter what the ability of the child.

In Lower School, years 3 and 4, pupils are taught in vertically grouped class, with Years 3 and 4 working together, supporting each other. In Upper School we spit the pupils into three classes of Year 5 pupils and three classes of Year 6. We feel that this helps to prepare the older pupils for the challenges that they face when they move on to secondary school.

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We aim to provide a curriculum that is rich, broad and creative. Key skills such as problem solving, thinking skills and working with others are essential to teaching and learning across the school. We place a high priority on the Personal, Social and Health Education programme, as well as providing many opportunities for learning outside the classroom.

We are committed to ensuring that we provide many enriching opportunities such as residential visits, Shakespeare's Schools Festival and Young Voices. The teaching of Computing skills is important in later life. At Cove we ensure that it is an integrated part of the pupils learning that gives the pupils the chance to work tablets and netbooks, as well as desktops and laptops.