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Marks Gate Junior School

High Achievement for All


What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.



At Marks Gate Junior School we use the Success For All Literacy strategy. 


Success For All is a whole school improvement strategy focused on consistent, dynamic and exciting teaching and learning of literacy. All learning in literacy lessons is done cooperatively meaning children work in teams of four, or with a partner, to discuss and explore their ideas. 


Pupils are grouped into classes according to their stage of learning in reading comprehension. This allows children to receive the teaching and learning they need at the appropriate level and with the correct amount of challenge needed to enable them to make accelerated progress.


Success for All is one of only 19 programmes across the world identified by Graham Allen in a significant HMI Report (January 2011)* that is 'proven to work'. It is built on forty years of research into the psychology of learning and has been successful in improving the learning outcomes for children across the world. 


Children are assessed regularly after eight week cycles of instruction and then regrouped to ensure they make rapid progression towards their Age Related Expectations and beyond. It is our aim at Marks Gate to ensure all children love literacy, experience working collaboratively and build their confidence, understanding and ability when reading and writing. 


Each document below outlines for each term which texts are taught to which year groups. It shows the name of the text, the genre and the reading and writing learning objectives.

Abacus Maths


At Marks Gate Junior School we use the Abacus Maths Scheme. Abacus is a unique maths toolkit that’s carefully crafted to help teachers inspire a genuine love of maths and help every child master mathematical concepts.


It is built on research into successful teaching in the UK by a team of expert authors and teaching practitioners to help teachers ensure mastery of skills for all. We use Assessment resources and tools to help us to track children’s attainment and their progress towards Age Related Expectations. We aim to instill confidence and ensure understanding and progression for every child.