'Tell me and I'll forget; show me and I may remember; involve me and I'll understand'
Chinese Proverb

This section of our site details how we approach learning at Copley Junior School including the academic curriculum, the extra curricular activities we offer, and you can also visit individual class pages to find out more about class activities.

The curriculum at Copley Junior School is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that are offered to enrich the experience of the children. It also includes the 'hidden curriculum' - or what the children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others whilst developing knowledge.

We aim to foster a lifelong love of learning, through adopting a highly practical and cross-curricular approach to learning. Our creative curriculum aims to deliver a twenty-first century education that will equip our children with the skills required to be an independent and responsible citizen. The curriculum is the means by which the school achieves its objective of educating children in the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need in order to lead fulfilling lives.

We value the way in which all children are unique, and our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as for people of all cultures. We respect each child in our school for who they are, and we treat them with fairness and honesty.