We follow the Nigerian National and British Curriculum. All pupils at Margaret Johnson Academy are taught to improve their skills in Reading, Writing, Speaking, Listening, Spelling and Phonics daily. It is important that our students become good listeners and effective communicators and be able to work within a group, to listen carefully, share, report and discuss events /topics together. Reading: is fundamental to learning and we strive to help students become confident readers who are able to understand and apply their skill of reading for the rest of their lives. We teach reading through a number of different approaches; whole class reading, guided reading, one – one – reading and reciprocal reading. Hand-writing: students are taught how to hold a pencil, how to scribble and draw and how to control writing instruments. They are taught how to write their names with pencils, crayons, markers etc. Spelling: is taught through the systematic teaching of spelling rules and are consolidated by dictations. Punctuation and Grammar: are taught both as discreet lessons and integrated into the writing time-table etc.
is essential to everyday life and necessary to for financial literacy and children’s knowledge of maths in these early years, predicts their math achievement later in life.
NURSERY: Our nursery students learn about shapes, such as square, circle, triangle. Students are introduced to “Number Sense”. Teaching Math language terms like “add” and “subtract” Teaching space and location: asking students to point at things that are far and near etc.
PRIMARY: We ensure that students develop confidence and mental fluency with whole numbers, counting and place value – count to and across 100, forward and backwards, beginning with 0 or 1 or any given number. Students will also be taught how tow to recognise, describe, draw, compare and sort different shapes –using the related vocabulary. Students are taught mental calculation strategies within a mental starter session class for 20 minutes each day and are taught in ability learning groups, etc.
Science is a core aspect of our curriculums because we live in a scientific and technological age, where children need to acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to prepare them for the future. At the early stage, students learn science (nature or the characteristics of plant and animal groups) through games, charts and play. They proceed to the learning of Animals (– including looking at human body, recognising animal groups and sorting these animals) and learning of Plants (basic structure, life circle, what they need to grow etc.).
Margaret Johnson Academy is well resourced for ICT. We have Interactive white boards, Table/ Lap-tops, Television, C.D Players etc., to promote more effective learning in the classroom. It also ensures that each student is able to develop his/her ICT skills, using a variety of technology at their disposal.
We follow the national syllabus for Religious Education. Children learn about the beliefs and practises of the major world faiths, with a particular focus on Christianity and Islamic religion. Note: parents have the right to withdraw their children from religious education
At Margaret Johnson Academy, we speak the English language. However, we teach French from Transition class to Basic 6. We want our students to understand and speak French. Students start with songs and then progress to acquiring an impressive range of French vocabulary to improve their general behaviour.
Are a weekly sport lesson and the physical activities day in Margaret Johnson Academy is every Wednesday. Students practice movement skills and activities such as throwing, catching, kicking, running, jumping and hopping through various challenges /activities. Physical Education lessons help students learn basic skills and rules of sports, using modified rules and equipment. Physical education is essential for students as it is a source of exercise which allows them to keep fit, flexible and healthy. Kids who indulge in PE are more active and perform better in and outside the school because it develops their resilience. It helps students to learn from failure, increases confidence/energy and life skills such as teamwork, respect and fair play.