Subject timing allocations
There are no statutory requirements for time allocated to subjects in primary school, however, at OAJ we carefully timetable each term so that we are providing pupils with a well-rounded curriculum.
English and Maths sessions are timetabled daily. Science, Music, PE and RE are timetabled weekly.
We often teach subjects such as Art and DT in a block, meaning we spend a several consecutive sessions over a short period rather than a slot of an hour a week, for example we may deconstruct, design, make, evaluate and improve a toy car in a week thus covering the term of DT skills in five afternoons.
Geography or History is taught across a term through a topic.
Children at OAJ can expect to have:
|Weekly||Over the year|
|Maths||5 -7 hours||180 - 252 hours|
|English||5 - 7 hours||180 - 252 hours|
|Science||1.5 -2 hours||54-72 hours|
|ICT||Integrated into other curriculum areas|
|Design Technology||Often blocked||36 hours|
|History||Termly topic||30 hours|
|Geography||Termly topic||30 hours|
|Art and Design||Often blocked||36 hours|
|Music||1 hour||36 hours|
|PE||2 hours||72 hours|
|Modern Languages||1 hour (KS2 only)||36 hours|
|Religious Education||1 hour||36 hours|
|PSHE and Citizenship||45 minutes 27 hours|
Key Stage One and Early Years pupils have longer play sessions than KS2, hence the range of times.
Do remember that reading, writing, speaking and listening skills are used throughout the day.
A whole day may be dedicated to a specific area while on a trip – for example much of the RE for a term will be learnt in a day trip to the Buddhist centre.