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Curriculum

Curriculum at Marnel Junior School
 

Intent

Our bespoke curriculum is designed to inspire and excite our children by learning through first hand experiences and learning relevant to the 21st century. Our curriculum is a skills based global curriculum which we feel are critically important for future success. We believe that global learning helps pupils make sense of the increasingly complex and rapidly changing world in which they live. Our curriculum enables pupils to think critically about world issues and to develop an awareness of the impact our own actions can have on others. 

 

Implementation

Our curriculum is planned and delivered across our school to enable clear progression in skills and understanding. The three themes children are exposed to across all year groups are:

  • Social justice and equity
  • Identity and diversity
  • Sustainable development

The projects children are exposed to enable the children to explore these themes through relevant and purposeful ideas and are underpinned by a key text chosen to enrich and embed the learning.

 

These themes are coupled with our core learning behaviours in each term to support the children with their learning. These learning behaviours are:

  • Open minded
  • Resilience
  • Respect
  • Co-operation
  • Reflectiveness
  • Tolerance

 

The National Curriculum is mainly taught within our cross curricular projects though on some occasions, it may be necessary to teach a subject area separately.

 

Each project starts with a key question and an activity to excite and engage the children with the project.  They all finish with an outcome, where, on occasion, parents are invited in to school to celebrate and share their children’s work. English is taught within projects, where the project experience leads onto writing for a real purpose.

 

Each project across the year has a key subject driver at its heart, throughout the year the children will experience a project driven by:

  • STEM
  • Geographical enquiry
  • Historical knowledge and understanding
  • Appreciation for the arts
  • PSHE and Wellbeing

 

Impact

Through our curriculum we aim to encourage independence and an enquiring mind with a thirst for learning. Our children enjoy the cross-curricular and linked approach to our learning journey’s and are able to show progression through the repetition of global themes year on year.

 

Our aim is for children to leave Marnel Junior School equipped to face challenges and with the skills and desire to achieve their full potential whatever path they choose.

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