Junior Curriculum

Colman Junior School has changed the curriculum for 2023/24. We have as a school moved to a new curriculum called CUSP for a number of curriculum areas. These are English, Science, History, Geography, Art and Design. Design Technology and Music.

CUSP (Curriculum with Unity Schools Partnership) is a curriculum revolution. Written by Alex Bedford, Unity SP’s Primary Adviser, CUSP is:

  • ‘Connected’
  • ‘Cumulative’
  • ‘Coherent’

CUSP is underpinned by evidence, research and cognitive science. Modules are deliberately sequenced for robust progression and allows teachers to focus on the lesson.

There is an emphasis on oracy and vocabulary acquisition, retention and use to break down learning barriers and accelerate progress. A rich diet of language and vocabulary is deliberately planned for.

Specific skills are discreetly taught and practised so that they become transferrable. The sequenced modules activate prior learning, build on skills and deepen knowledge AND understanding. Learning, vocabulary and content is cumulative; content is learned, retrieved and built upon.

Some subjects are not covered by CUSP. These are Maths, Computing, PE, PSHE, MFL and RE.  

Maths is taught following the White Rose Maths Scheme. 

For MFL we do British Sign Language in year 3, Spanish in year 4 and French in year 5 and 6. 

Interim Executive Headteacher - Catherine Wright
Chair of Governors - Karen Gardner

Colman Infant School
Colman Road, Norwich NR4 7AW

Colman Junior School
South Park Avenue, Norwich NR4 7AU