Our Curriculum

We are proud of our curriculum at Long Buckby Junior School. 

The children learn three themes every year with each one either having a history or geography focus.  Each of the themes revolve around different texts.  Part of the success of this approach is that the focus is initially kept a secret from the children until they have investigated the different clues given and used their thinking skills to determine what it might be.  The children are excited every term by the thought of a new theme.

History and Geography are taught as separate subjects following the plan that can be seen here.

The Learning Objectives for History and Geography have been mapped out across Years 3 to 6 to ensure a coverage of the relevant programmes of study:

History Learning Objectives

Geography Learning Objectives

For some subjects the school follows a scheme of work. 

In Music we use the Charanga scheme, as recommended by the Northamptonshire Music and Performing Arts Trust. 

In Computing we use the iCompute scheme.  The objectives for each year group are shown below:

Year 3/4 A Computing Objectives

Year 3/4 B Computing Objectives

Year 5 Computing Objectives

Year 6 Computing Objectives

The PE curriculum is designed around 7 key areas of the PE curriculum which are linked to specific sports with multiple opportunities built into the long term plan for the children to learn a skill.  Swimming is taught in Year 5.

Year 3/4A PE Overview

Year 3/4B PE Overview

Year 5 PE Overview

Year 6 PE Overview