The junior school refers to a school for children aged between seven and eleven. The junior school provides level two secondary education, also called elementary school (in the US education system) or primary school (in some other countries). It is known as LP or Lower Primary school in India.
The said school consists of classes one to five. Formal school learning begins at the age of five, where a child attends an infant school (kindergarten) for two years, and then, junior school till the age of eleven.
Children before reaching the teenage age are curious learners and capable of exemplary critical and complex thinking. They are involved in creating and questioning everything they see, hear, or read about. Therefore, junior school learning progression is vital.
Effective teaching methods are used in this period. Students here are introduced to both textbook learning and to the class activities outside in the local area.
Despite cultural or political differences in different nations, the primary curriculum in lower primary schools generally focuses on subjects like writing, reading, arithmetic (mathematics), social studies, general knowledge, and science.
Age seven to eleven is an adaptive age where children grasp what they see or hear. The environment around them is a tremendous influence on their development.
For example, a child’s transition from kindergarten to junior school includes wearing a school uniform and carrying books to school, which makes a big impact in terms of discipline and lifestyle.