Curriculum

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 

At Key Stage 1 & 2 the curriculum consists of: 

The Core Subjects:

English   Maths    Science
 
The Foundation subjects:
  • Religious Education 
  • Computing
  • Physical Education
  • Geography
  • Modern Foreign Language
  • Design and Technology
  • History
  • Art
  • Music
  • Personal Health and Social Education 

Enrichment weeks

 

We shape our curriculum to reflect the ethos, aims and values of our school which are summarised in our motto:

 

Every Day a Learning Adventure!

 

Throughout the year we build in a number of curriculum enrichment days and/or weeks where we focus on one aspect of learning or subject area.

At Milton Park we place a strong emphasis on developing creativity in all areas of a broad and rich curriculum and prioritise independence in learning to encourage all our children to make their own choices, as well as supporting each other. Our children are excited by their learning and are able to develop a wide range of skills that they will be able to carry with them throughout life:

Our children say:

“Art week was great fun. I loved making the milk bottle elephants.”

Alanna age 6 ½

“I love it when we focus on one theme as it gives you a chance to be creative.”

Kacy age 8

“These weeks are all about learning in different ways. It is really frustrating when you come to the end as you just want to carry on learning.”

George age 9

Our theme weeks are an easy way to learn in a fun and exciting way. It helps make the learning more relevant.

Kieran and Logan age 10

What our Parents say:

93% of you say that your children really enjoy the curriculum on offer at Milton Park and 92% of you feel that your children are offered a variety of exciting learning opportunities. Please click on the links below to find out more about our creative learning weeks.

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:
• Literacy
• Mathematics
• Understanding the world
• Expressive arts and design

How the Curriculum is organised:

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. 

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.

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.

Throughout the year we build in a number of curriculum enrichment days and/or weeks where we focus on one aspect of learning or subject area.