Our School Curriculum

At Black Combe Junior school we are proud of the rich and creative curriculum we offer through a broad range of experiences and activities. The aim is to motivate, enhance and support learning by making learning meaningful and enjoyable.The school offers a well resourced and high quality learning environment.

At Black Combe Junior school some subjects are planned and taught within themes or projects, whilst others may be taught separately. We follow the programmes of study as written in the National Curriculum.

The ‘basic’ school curriculum includes the national curriculum’, as well as religious education and sex education.                                       

The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject.  For further information follow this link : https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum/overview    


At Black Combe we  have embraced the use of technology to enhance learning and have been recognised as an I.C.T. hub school. We share our expertise and resources with other schools in the local area and further afield. Black Combe School is good at helping all pupils access the curriculum what ever their need. 


More details about the curriculum your child will be covering and the themes and topics they are learning about can be found on your child's class page and on our dedicated Curriculum Page.




 Black Combe School recognises that it is important for all children to develop a love and appreciation for reading as it lays the foundation for a child’s success in school and in everyday life.

 We aim to approach reading with the intention of sparking the curiosity and imagination of young minds.

 At Back Combe we foster this love of reading and develop fluency and confidence of reading by:

  • Providing high quality meaningful and motivational opportunities to read
  • Providing high quality teaching of reading

At Black Combe we will teach fluency and accuracy using a range of strategies including

  • Using   effective questioning and activities to maximize higher cognitive demand, knowledge and understanding.
  • The use of Letters and Sounds and Nessy to support high quality phonics teaching reinforced by regular use of Lexia Reading
  • Providing a range of graded scheme books and texts appropriate to age and ability (Accelerated reader).
  • Guiding independent readers to select appropriate and progressively more challenging books from the library (Junior Librarian).

Choosing a book in the Library