Bolsover Church of England Junior School

Bolsover Church of England Junior School

With Faith, Hope and Love, we grow together.

Horsehead Lane, Bolsover, Derbyshire, S44 6XH.

info@bolsover-jun.derbyshire.sch.uk

01246 822324

Wider Curriculum

Wider Curriculum

While learning at home, our pupils attending the Virtual School will continue with their learning sequence that they would be being taught in school with  live, or pre-recorded, teaching inputs delivered daily to pupils.

 

As we do in school, we will continue to follow our curriculum overviews. Further information about our school curriculum can be found here.

 

Check out the following sections below to find out how each of the wider curriculum subjects will be taught in the event of a full lockdown (or bubble closure) to pupils learning at home.

Science Religious Education

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Science at Bolsover's Virtual School

How do we teach Science virtually to those pupils working at home?

While learning at home, our pupils attending the Virtual School will continue with their learning sequence that they would be being taught in school with live, or pre-recorded, teaching inputs delivered daily to pupils.

As we do in school, we will continue to use the Science overview (found on the school website) to support teaching inputs and resources - independent activities will be posted on your child’s Class Dojo portfolio for them to complete. Where necessary, resources have been adapted to complete at home. 

How do we assess your child's progression in their knowledge, skills and vocabulary?

  • Children's work is assessed, marked and feedback is given on their answers and the standard of their work before a new lesson is taught.
  • Misconceptions are addressed and children are given the chance to access a smaller group, or even one to one to help, through break out rooms with a teacher or teaching assistant on Zoom. This will aim to address their specific needs and understanding and where necessary, deepen their knowledge. 
  • Vocabulary is shared in line with our school's Science Curriculum which is shared at the beginning of a topic and re-enforced throughout teaching and through 'sticky knowledge' displays. 
  • Children are assessed through their understanding of the key vocabulary used in Science. This is mainly through verbal discussions and through software such as Padlet, Kahoot and other collaborative technology. 

Additional Online Resources:

KS2 Science - BBC Bitesize

Science Home School Resources

National Academy Science Resources

 

Science Policy Addendum:

Science Curriculum Addendum

Religious Education (RE) at Bolsover's Virtual School

How do we teach RE  virtually to those pupils working at home?

While learning at home, our pupils attending the Virtual School will continue with their learning sequence that they would be being taught in school with  live, or pre-recorded, teaching inputs delivered daily to pupils.

 

As we do in school, we will continue to use the Understanding Christianity resource to support teaching inputs and resources - independent activities will be posted on their Class Dojo portfolios for them to complete. Further information about Understanding Christianity can be found here.

 

How do we assess your child's progression in their knowledge, skills and vocabulary?

  • Children's work is marked and feedback is given on their answers and the standard of their work before a new lesson is taught.
  • Misconceptions are addressed and children are given the chance to access a smaller group, or even one to one to help, through break out rooms with a teacher or teaching assistant on Zoom. This will aim to address their specific needs and understanding and where necessary, deepen their knowledge. 
  • Vocabulary is shared in line with our school's RE scheme of work which is shared at the beginning of a topic and re-enforced throughout teaching and through 'sticky knowledge' displays. 
  • Children are assessed through their understanding of the key questions asked in RE. This is mainly through verbal discussions and through software such as Padlet, Kahoot and other collaborative technology.  

 

Additional Online Resources:

KS2 Religious Education - BBC Bitesize

Religious Education lessons for Key Stage 2 students - Oak National Academy (thenational.academy)

RE at Primary level (natre.org.uk)

 

R.E Policy Addendum:

Religious Education Curriculum Addendum

History Geography

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History at Bolsover's Virtual School

How do we teach History virtually to those pupils working at home?

While learning at home, our pupils attending the Virtual School will continue with their learning sequence that they would be being taught in school with live, or pre-recorded, teaching inputs delivered daily to pupils.

As we do in school, we will continue to use the History overview (found on the school website) to support teaching inputs and resources - independent activities will be posted on your child’s Class Dojo portfolio for them to complete. Resources have been adapted to complete at home. Alongside the delivery of resources for those at home to use.

How do we assess your child's progression in their knowledge, skills and vocabulary?

  • Children's work is marked and feedback is given on their answers and the standard of their work before a new lesson is taught.
  • Misconceptions are addressed and children are given the chance to access a smaller group, or even one to one to help, through break out rooms with a teacher or teaching assistant on Zoom. This will aim to address their specific needs and understanding and where necessary, deepen their knowledge. 
  • Vocabulary is shared in line with our school's History Curriculum which is shared at the beginning of a topic and re-enforced throughout teaching and through 'sticky knowledge' displays. 
  • Children are assessed through their understanding of the key vocabulary used in History. This is mainly through verbal discussions and through software such as Padlet, Kahoot and other collaborative technology.
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Additional Online Resources:

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History Policy Addendum:

History Curriculum Addendum

Geography at Bolsover's Virtual School

How do we teach Geography virtually to those pupils working at home?

While learning at home, our pupils attending the Virtual School will continue with their learning sequence that they would be being taught in school with live, or pre-recorded, teaching inputs delivered daily to pupils.

As we do in school, we will continue to use the Geography overview (found on the school website) to support teaching inputs and resources - independent activities will be posted on your child’s Class Dojo portfolio for them to complete. Resources have been adapted to complete at home. Alongside the delivery of resources for those at home to use. Current Geography topics include; Tremors in Year 3, Road Trip USA in Year 4 and Frozen kingdoms in Year 6.

How do we assess your child's progression in their knowledge, skills and vocabulary?

  • Children's work is marked and feedback is given on their answers and the standard of their work before a new lesson is taught.
  • Misconceptions are addressed and children are given the chance to access a smaller group, or even one to one to help, through break out rooms with a teacher or teaching assistant on Zoom. This will aim to address their specific needs and understanding and where necessary, deepen their knowledge. 
  • Vocabulary is shared in line with our school's Geography Curriculum which is shared at the beginning of a topic and re-enforced throughout teaching and through 'sticky knowledge' displays. 
  • Children are assessed through their understanding of the key vocabulary used in Geography. This is mainly through verbal discussions and through software such as Padlet, Kahoot and other collaborative technology.

Additional Online Resources:

Geography Policy Addendum:

Geography Curriculum Addendum

 

Art & DT Music

Art and DT at Bolsover's Virtual School

How do we teach Art and DT virtually to those pupils working at home?

While learning at home, our pupils attending the Virtual School will continue with their learning sequence that they would be being taught in school with live, or pre-recorded, teaching inputs delivered daily to pupils.

As we do in school, we will continue to use the Art and DT overview (found on the school website) to support teaching inputs and resources - independent activities will be posted on their Class Dojo portfolios for them to complete. Resources have been adapted to complete at home. Alongside the delivery of resources for those at home to use.

  

How do we assess your child's progression in their knowledge, skills and vocabulary?

  • Children's work is marked and feedback is given on their answers and the standard of their work before a new lesson is taught.
  • Misconceptions are addressed and children are given the chance to access a smaller group, or even one to one to help, through break out rooms with a teacher or teaching assistant on Zoom. This will aim to address their specific needs and understanding and where necessary, deepen their knowledge. 
  • Vocabulary is shared in line with our school's Art Curriculum which is shared at the beginning of a topic and re-enforced throughout teaching and through 'sticky knowledge' displays. 
  • Children are assessed through their understanding of the key vocabulary used in Art. This is mainly through verbal discussions and through software such as Padlet, Kahoot and other collaborative technology.

    Additional Online Resources:
  • KS2 Art – BBC Bitesize
  • STEM
  • KS2 Design and Technology – BBC Teach
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    Art & Design/DT Policy Addendum:

    Art & Design Curriculum Addendum

     Design Technology Curriculum Addendum

     

Music at Bolsover's Virtual School

How do we teach Music virtually to those pupils working at home?

While learning at home, our pupils attending the Virtual School will continue with their learning sequence that they would be being taught in school with live, or pre-recorded, teaching inputs delivered daily to pupils.

As we do in school, we will continue to use the Music overview (found on the school website) to support teaching inputs and resources - independent activities will be posted on your child’s Class Dojo portfolio for them to complete. Resources have been adapted to complete at home. Alongside the delivery of resources for those at home to use.

How do we assess your child's progression in their knowledge, skills and vocabulary?

  • Children's work is assessed, marked and feedback is given on their answers and the standard of their work before a new lesson is taught.
  • Misconceptions are addressed and children are given the chance to access a smaller group, or even one to one to help, through break out rooms with a teacher or teaching assistant on Zoom. This will aim to address their specific needs and understanding and where necessary, deepen their knowledge. 
  • Vocabulary is shared in line with our school's Music Curriculum which is shared at the beginning of a topic and re-enforced throughout teaching and through 'sticky knowledge' displays. 
  • Children are assessed through their understanding of the key vocabulary used in Music. This is mainly through verbal discussions and through software such as Padlet, Kahoot and other collaborative technology.
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Additional Online Resources:

KS2 Music - BBC Bitesize

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Music Policy Addendum:

Music Curriculum Addendum

Computing P.E

                                           

Computing at Bolsover's Virtual School

How do we teach Computing virtually to those pupils working at home?

While learning at home, our pupils attending the Virtual School will continue with their learning sequence that they would be being taught in school with live, or pre-recorded, teaching inputs delivered daily to pupils.

As we do in school, we will continue to use the Computing overview (found on the school website here) to support teaching inputs and resources - independent activities will be posted on your child’s Class Dojo portfolio or on Purple Mash for them to complete. Resources have been adapted to complete at home. Alongside the delivery of resources for those at home to use.

How do we assess your child's progression in their knowledge, skills and vocabulary?

  • Children's work is assessed, marked and feedback is given on their answers and the standard of their work before a new lesson is taught.
  • Misconceptions are addressed and children are given the chance to access a smaller group, or even one to one to help, through break out rooms with a teacher or teaching assistant on Zoom. This will aim to address their specific needs and understanding and where necessary, deepen their knowledge. 
  • Vocabulary is shared in line with our school's Computing Curriculum which is shared at the beginning of a topic and re-enforced throughout teaching and through 'sticky knowledge' displays. 
  • Children are assessed through their understanding of the key vocabulary used in Computing. This is mainly through verbal discussions and through software such as Purple Mash, Padlet, Kahoot and other collaborative technology.
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Additional Online Resources:

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P.E at Bolsover's Virtual School

How do we teach P.E virtually to those pupils working at home?

While learning at home, our pupils attending the Virtual School will continue with their learning sequence that they would be being taught in school with live, or pre-recorded, teaching inputs delivered daily to pupils.

As we do in school, we will continue to use the P.E overview (found on the school website here) to support teaching inputs and resources - independent activities will be posted on your child’s Class Dojo portfolio for them to complete. Usually, this will be posted to be then submitted as a video task.

Where necessary, some teaching sequences and units of learning have been adapted and amended due to the need for specialist equipment/apparatus. We have then amended our whole school overviews to take this into account.

How do we assess your child's progression in their knowledge, skills and vocabulary?

  • Children's work is assessed and feedback is given on their movements and actions.
  • Vocabulary is shared in line with our school's P.E Curriculum which is shared at the beginning of a topic and re-enforced throughout teaching and through 'sticky knowledge' displays. 
  • Children are assessed through their understanding of the key vocabulary used in P.E. This is mainly through verbal discussions and through observing videos submitted.

Additional Online Resources:

Qualitas P.E At Home Sessions

P.E with Joe Wicks

BBC Bitesize KS2 P.E

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P.E Policy Addendum:

P.E Curriculum Addendum

Languages - French PSHE

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Languages at Bolsover's Virtual School

How do we teach Languages virtually to those pupils working at home?

While learning at home, our pupils attending the Virtual School will continue with their learning sequence that they would be being taught in school with live, or pre-recorded, teaching inputs delivered daily to pupils.

As we do in school, we will continue to use the Languages overview (found on the school website) to support teaching inputs and resources - independent activities will be posted on their Class Dojo portfolios for them to complete. Resources have been adapted to complete at home. Alongside the delivery of resources for those at home to use.

How do we assess your child's progression in their knowledge, skills and vocabulary?

  • Children's work is marked and feedback is given on their answers and the standard of their work before a new lesson is taught.
  • Misconceptions are addressed and children are given the chance to access a smaller group, or even one to one to help, through break out rooms with a teacher or teaching assistant on Zoom. This will aim to address their specific needs and understanding and where necessary, deepen their knowledge. 
  • Vocabulary is shared in line with our school's Languages Curriculum which is shared at the beginning of a topic and re-enforced throughout teaching and through 'sticky knowledge' displays. 
  • Children are assessed through their understanding of the key vocabulary used in Languages. This is mainly through verbal discussions and through software such as Padlet, Kahoot and other collaborative technology.
  • Through using the Language Angels website, pupils access and end of unit check. This can be accessed both in school and at home.

, or pre-recorded, teaching inputs delivered daily to pupils.

As we do in school, we will continue to use the Languages overview (found on the school website) to support teaching 

 

Additional Online Resources

 

    Languages Policy Addendum:

    Languages Curriculum Addendum

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    PSHE at Bolsover's Virtual School

    How do we teach PSHE virtually to those pupils working at home?

    While learning at home, our pupils attending the Virtual School will continue with their learning sequence that they would be being taught in school with live, or pre-recorded, teaching inputs delivered daily to pupils.

    As we do in school, we will continue to use the PSHE scheme of work - Jigsaw. The overview (found on the school website) to support teaching inputs and resources - independent activities will be posted on their Class Dojo portfolios for them to complete. Resources have been adapted to complete at home. Alongside the delivery of resources for those at home to use.

      

    How do we assess your child's progression in their knowledge, skills and vocabulary?

    • Children's work is marked and feedback is given on their answers and the standard of their work before a new lesson is taught.
    • Misconceptions are addressed and children are given the chance to access a smaller group, or even one to one to help, through break out rooms with a teacher or teaching assistant on Zoom. This will aim to address their specific needs and understanding and where necessary, deepen their knowledge. 
    • Vocabulary is shared in line with our school's PSHE work which is shared at the beginning of a topic and re-enforced throughout teaching and through 'sticky knowledge' displays. 
    • Children are assessed through their understanding of the key vocabulary used in PSHE. This is mainly through verbal discussions but could be through software such as Padlet, Kahoot and other collaborative technology.

     

    Additional Resources:

    KS2 PSHE & Citizenship - BBC Bitesize

     

      

    PSHE Policy Addendum:

    PSHE Curriculum Addendum

     

     

     

     

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