Because we recognise the importance of English and Maths as the basis for all learning, they are taught daily in dedicated sessions. Where appropriate, links are made to the termly topic which provides us with an overarching theme for each year group, each term. These are usually led by Geography, History or Expressive Arts with other subjects feeding into, supporting or extending the topic; however, we do not force links where they don't exist; subjects such as Science will generally be taught discretely and separately.
Maths teaching and learning at BJS strives to provide every child with the skills, knowledge and understanding required in order for them to achieve their full potential in the modern world. We emphasise the importance of developing secure mental maths strategies alongside formal written methods in order to provide a sound basis for calculation. We also focus on using and applying mathematical skills in practical problem solving situations within real and meaningful contexts. By offering a wide range of mathematical challenges across all ability ranges, we are able to ensure that every child is challenged to extend their knowledge and skills. Where possible, children have the opportunity to use and apply mathematics across the curriculum.