At Marshfield Primary our school curriculum is built around the National Curriculum, key skills and, most importantly, the needs of our learners and school values.
We believe that every child has the right to an inspiring, engaging and meaningful curriculum that not only enables them to reach the highest academic standards, but enables them to thrive as citizens in tomorrow’s world.
We review our curriculum annually and work together as a teaching team to ensure that every child in every class has had the opportunity to learn the knowledge and associated skills from the national curriculum at least once. We then enhance the curriculum further using 3 key drivers and children’s interests. Our curriculum drivers are reviewed annually and changed or adapted if needed. Our current drivers are:
Ambition: children are self-motivated and keen to extend and develop their learning further. Children aim high and try their best. They do this by asking questions, being motivated and inspired and see learning as a life skill not just something that happens in school. They set goals and have ownership over what they learn and pursue their own interests
Creativity: (the act of turning new and imaginative ideas into reality) children develop the ability to perceive the world in new ways, to find hidden patterns, to make connections between seemingly unrelated phenomena, and to generate solutions
Global Citizenship: children understand the world around them and their place within it. Children appreciate the diversity of our world and understand the responsibilities we all have. They take an active role in their community, and work with others to make our planet more equal, fair and sustainable
Our school year is split in to 6 term and ‘topics’ are covered on a termly basis. Every subject is taught across a year but not every subject is taught every term: this enables teachers and learners to fully engage with a subject area more intensely and develop richer and deeper understanding. Maths and English is taught daily and links with topics are made where they are deep and meaningful and add to learning. RE and PSHE are also taught termly and the values and skills from these areas flow into daily teaching allowing children to reflect on their learning, feelings and wellbeing. Additional opportunities such as visits to Life skills, Bikeability training and First Aid are an integral part of our provision.
Out teaching team works extremely hard to ensure that all of our children are taught and experience a curriculum that is inspiring, challenging and meaningful; preparing children for their futures.
Termly overviews can be found here.