The curriculum at Milton Park Primary School is designed to reflect the needs and interests of our children and its content is organised into project themes with meaningful context. We believe that the individual needs of our children are best served through an enriched curriculum that enables children to meet age related expectations and embed and master that learning. The curriculum meets the requirements of the “National Curriculum for England 2014” in full.
Through the delivery of our curriculum we will:
• Encourage all children to develop life long learning skills
• Allow children to gain essential knowledge, skills and understanding for future life
• Provide all pupils with access to broad and balanced learning which is inspiring and engaging
The Foundation Stage Curriculum consists of 3 prime areas of learning:
• Communication and language
• Physical development
• Personal, social & emotional development
And the four specific areas of learning:
Understanding the world
Expressive arts and design
At Key Stage 1 & 2 the curriculum consists of:
Five core subjects:
Additional subjects taught:
Design and Technology
Modern Foreign Language
Personal Health and Social Education
At Milton Park Primary School the staff plan together to ensure that the curriculum is fully covered and that the children are taught skills which build on their previous learning. Please see the subject progression maps below.
The curriculum is theme based. Each phase follow a programme of topics based on different subjects, mainly history, geography and science with other subjects woven in. Literacy and Numeracy underpin the entire curriculum. We plan termly curriculum maps that show the themes and content for each year group. These are available on the individual year group pages.
At Milton Park Primary School, teaching teams plan together to ensure progression and consistency. They also ensure children are included in the planning process and their thoughts, ideas and questions are taken into account. Each class displays their learning through a series of loops on a working wall. Loops of learning is a way of sharing with the children why they are doing something, what is the quality of the learning they aspire to and can move beyond and the steps they might need to take in order to get there. It is about making learning visible for the children.
At Milton Park Primary School we believe that all children are individuals with unique needs. We acknowledge that a number of children will have special educational needs at some point during their time with us and pride ourselves on the support we can give them. We try to identify these needs as early as possible and keep parents informed of any concerns we may have. We believe this to be a two way process and value parental contributions at all stages. Children who have specific abilities and talents are also recognised within the school and all children's achievements are celebrated. Children with English as an additional language, whilst not considered to have special educational needs, are given support both within and outside the classroom, to develop their language and communication skills. We also value their home language and culture and optimise opportunities for sharing these experiences.
If you would like to know more about our curriculum, please ask to speak to any of our subject leads, Phase Leaders or our Curriculum Leader Gail Matter.