Curriculum Intent and Implementation
At Monkleigh Primary School the curriculum we are designing aims to build upon children’s prior learning, provides first-hand learning experiences, allows the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, development of outstanding oracy, knowledge, concepts and values. We provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.
It is our intention for our pupils to leave our school with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.
Teaching and learning at Monkleigh Primary School is underpinned by our core values.
SMILE – Children enjoy being at school and love learning
SHARE – We all work together and support each other
SUCCEED – Every child succeeds!
Our aim is to provide all the children access to a broad and balanced curriculum which is interesting, engaging and provides a range of differentiated learning opportunities and challenge, which will develop a life-long love of learning.
The National Curriculum sets the standards that all primary schools must meet to ensure that they provide their pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. Our curriculum development is designed to develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum and beyond, so that our children can flourish and reach their potential.
The curriculum for each mixed age class is designed to ensure coverage and progression across all subject areas. Click on the link for our 2 year rolling programme for each class. Monkleigh_Rolling_Programme.pdf
We recognise children’s prior learning, encourage the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers. Children are supported to achieve their potential and progress with confidence to the next phase of their education.
Our approach to teaching and learning supports our curriculum by ensuring that lessons build on prior learning and provide opportunities for guided and independent practice.
The wider curriculum
We continue to embed our school values and opportunities for engagement, creativity and challenge. Children are provided with further opportunities to build their key skills and enhance them in the wider curriculum.
As a school, we recognise the importance of the parental role in securing each child’s success. Parents play a hugely important role in supporting their child’s reading journey and are encouraged to regularly support with learning spellings and maths knowledge such as times tables facts.
Statement of Impact
The curriculum at Monkleigh Primary School is well planned and thought-through to enable a wide range of engagement, not only within class but in providing out of class opportunities to enable children to develop themselves as learners and encourage each child to be as independent as they can be. We intend that the impact of our curriculum is that children will be academically and physically prepared for the next phase of their education. They will be able to decide what is right and what is wrong, and will be resilient learners. Teachers track the progress of individuals in all areas of the curriculum to inform assessments which are shared with parents in reports and during parents’ evening appointments throughout the year.