At Marfleet we want to give all our children the best start in life academically and as citizens. Above all, we want them to be highly literate, able to access all the learning necessary to prepare them for a complex, changing, technological and competitive world.
We want all our students to be ambitious for themselves and about their futures. We will provide the pathways and support for them to realise their ambitions.
Alongside our statutory core subjects of Reading, Writing, Maths and Science, as laid out in the National Curriculum, our wider curriculum includes:
- MFL (Portuguese)
- Design and Technology
- Roots (Healthy Minds and Bodies)/PHSCE (Personal, Health, Social, Citizenship, Emotional)
- PE, including swimming
Some of these subjects are delivered by specialist staff.
At our school we recognise children’s individual learning needs. We strive to create an environment and opportunities that enable all children to achieve success. For some, this might involve personalised support, small group work or parents and staff working in partnership with our SEND team.
At Marfleet we want to ensure all learners, receive the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Our curriculum extends beyond the academic, technical or vocational. It provides for our wonderful children broader development, enabling them to develop and discover their interests and talents. We want our children to leave us well rounded, respectable and ready for the world!
- It is much more than a ‘curriculum’ it is what we believe in as a school
- It has been built with every single Marfleet child in mind
- Its focus is on developing the ‘Whole child’ not just their academic ability
The Marfleet Learning Goal (MLG)
- Based on the principles of the EYFS curriculum to MLG has an wholistic approach.
- To meet MLG in each year group (1-6) children need to meet ARE in all areas of the curriculum.
- If a child is not going to meet MLG then the teacher must intervene – not just in core subjects! like they would in EYFS.
- Personal Development is the MOST important strand and is the driving force behind the other 2 strands.
|Personal development||Creative curriculum||Core|
|SET (social-etiquette training)
ERT (emotional-regulation training)
Theme of the week
Roots (SRE, SEMH, PSHE)
Characteristics of effective learning
Challenge time (continuous provision)
Art and design
Computing (including computer science)
All creative curriculum subjects are carefully planned for by teachers and managed by the school’s ‘Creative curriculum’ manager supported by our in school subjects specialists and trust champions. It is carefully mapped out from EYFS to year 6 ensuring there is a clear focus on both skills and knowledge progression as well as a focus on developing subject specific vocabulary. Every two weeks children in each key stage will focus on 1 main driver taken from the ‘Creative curriculum’ this is explored through Discovery-teacher lead time and also through challenge time provision. Each key stage will focus on skills progression within the same subject area across the 2 week period – this is to ensure there is a clear development of skill throughout the year groups. In conjunction with skill development the ‘Driver’ based subject content ensures the curriculum is delivered in a way that allows children to transfer key knowledge to long-term memory. The knowledge and skills based medium term planning ensure that the curriculum is sequenced so that new knowledge and skills build on what has been taught before and can work towards clearly defined end points.
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