Our Curriculum and Timetable

Our organised and structured curriculum prepares children very well for secondary school.

We feel that young children learn best through well planned, relevant and fun activities that take into account their previous experiences and build on what they need to know next. At Leys Junior School, we strive to achieve this by making learning fun and accessible to all children, in an environment where they can feel cherished and secure, thus enabling them to develop into confident, independent and successful learners.

English and Maths

All classes follow a daily English and Maths lesson; these are timetabled as morning sessions.  For these sessions children work in different groups so they can access the curriculum at the stage that they are at. We have two additional sets for Maths and English to ensure our groups are small. Most have around 20 or less children in each set.


Science is organised around themes which allow the children to revisit concepts as they progress through school.  This is a very 'hands on' subject which includes lots of investigational approaches.

Foundation Subjects

Here at Leys Junior School we are fortunate to have many specialists in a curriculum subject. The specialist teacher plans for the whole school and often teaches more than one class.  This gives our pupils the very best education possible.  

History and Geography

We teach our History and Geography through whole school topics.  Each topic has a fun launch and a clear end product.  Please look at our children's tab to access our project leaflets to see some of the fun we have!

All children have 2 hours of Physical Education each week. They learn a variety of skills such as Gymnastics, Athletics, Ball and Game skills, and many others. There are also extra-curricular activities available throughout the week run by teachers, as well as trained external professionals. Children have many opportunities to take part in competitions. Children in Years 5 and 6 have the opportunity to go swimming as part of their P.E curriculum as well.

Computing is taught in a time-tabled week block covering a series of ICT areas such as touch typing, computer programming, excel and word. Laptops are used in the classroom for this, as well as being used as a resource for other curriculum areas as well.

French is taught to all year groups by a fluent French teacher.

All children learn an instrument, how to compose and music appreciation. 

Art and Design
Our dedicated art and design room means children can be creative without worrying about the mess!

Children learn about Christianity, Islam and Hinduism.

Children learn about good relationships, being a good citizen, how to look after their money and how to look after themselves.

Outdoor Education
All children in Year 3 and Year 4 enjoy Forest School and Outdoor Science.  All years also have an adventure day in school time. In Year 5 the children can attend a one night residential and in Year 6 the children can attend a two night residential to support their independence and confidence.


Our Timetable

8:30am - Children can be on our supervised playground from this time

8:50am - Bell rings. Children complete a Morning Activity during registration

9:10am - 9:30am - Assembly

9:30am - 10:30am - Lesson 1 (Maths)

10:30am - 10:45am - Break

10:45am - 11:15am - Lesson 2 (Collaborative Reading)

11:45am - 12:15am - Lesson 3 (English)

12:15pm - 1:15pm - Lunch

1:15 - 2:20pm - Registration then Lesson 4

2:20pm - 2:30pm - Break

2:30pm - 3:30pm - Lesson 5


If you wish to find out any more information about the fun and interesting curriculum that we are following please contact the school.