At Middlestone Moor Primary School, our curriculum is designed to provide our children with the knowledge, understanding and skills they need for their education now and a foundation for learning in the future. We aim to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that meets the needs of all children.
Themes central to our vision and ethos are:
- skills for learning (Gem Powers).
These key themes are interwoven throughout our curriculum intent.
We recognise that some of our children face barriers to learning, which our curriculum is designed to address. These barriers include: limited life experiences, limited vocabulary and the need to develop greater resilience and critical thinking skills. In recognition of the context of the start points of many of our children, we have a strong focus on the teaching and learning of maths, English and vocabulary as a lack of skills in these areas could affect future career options.
Our aim is that when children leave Middlestone Moor Primary School they will:
- achieve their full potential in Numeracy and Literacy.
- have a wealth of cultural capital through the knowledge and experiences that school has provided.
- have sufficient self-esteem and high aspirations for them to pursue success in the future.
- understand themselves as a learner, have positive attitudes to learning and a toolkit of learning skills they can continue to draw upon.
- be tolerant, respectful and empathetic to others with moral character.
- be able to make informed choices regarding physical and mental health.
Our curriculum ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning. Our curriculum celebrates diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of the community while supporting the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that children are well prepared for life in modern Britain. Our curriculum not only covers the statutory aspects of the National Curriculum but also maximises opportunities to take account of our local heritage. Our subject’s leaders are currently carefully building a curriculum with appropriate coverage, content, structure and sequencing.
In our aim to introduce children to the “best that has been thought and said,” we would not only hope to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement, but also teach the children to evaluate for themselves what is the “best” and to be confident in their own opinions.
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