Normanton Altofts Junior School

Our Curriculum


At Altofts the curriculum is designed to reflect the children’s interests, engaging pupils and building on prior experiences. Our aim is to develop the children’s independence, collaborative learning skills and overall to become resilient lifelong learners through a creative literacy rich curriculum.

Provision for extra-curricular opportunities and enhancement of the curriculum through school trips and visitors is seen as a priority to develop their thirst for new experiences and knowledge.

We aim to instil a love of learning, so that by the time they leave our school, children are equipped with the skills, attitudes and dispositions they need to become well-rounded individuals and life-long learners.


Altoft Junior engages in all learning styles using a variety of resources including , National Curriculum Statutory Guidance, Wakefield Agreed RE syllabus, Power Maths and spelling shed, which support the  teaching of the curriculum.

The school has recognised the use of clear, focused learning intentions and success criteria as an effective tool in gaining intended learning outcomes. In lessons we provide opportunities for study but we strive to provide as many recall and application activities as possible to support the retention of knowledge and understanding. 

Curriculum Impact

The impact of the curriculum is evident in the outcomes for all pupils.