Curriculum Intent Statement
Our curriculum is designed to provide our children with exciting and engaging learning opportunities that enrich their lives and provide the skills they need for today and their future.
At Mickleton we have designed our curriculum so that it gives the children the best possible start to their education by developing their independence, curiosity, imagination and desire to learn. We aim to provide the children with the skills they need to fulfil their ambitions, live healthy lifestyles, be moral citizens and to have the confidence to take opportunities to extend their horizons.
In recognition of the starting points of many of our children, we have a strong focus on developing skills in English and Maths as it is skills in these areas that can impact on future choices for the children.
We aim to provide a curriculum which is enriching and challenging, where children experience the opportunity to learn in a wide range of contexts and in a richly stimulating environment. Our broad and balanced curriculum offers a variety of exciting learning opportunities and experiences. Throughout the academic year the whole school moves away from the usual timetable and the learning is focused around a given theme. Visits out of school, workshops, theme days and visitors are arranged to enhance the learning and wherever possible we involve the local community to support the learning taking place in school. Our curriculum is designed to provide the children with a range of knowledge and skills that will give them the opportunities to aspire to a range of careers and also develop personal interests.
The curriculum promotes our common values, whilst valuing our differences within the school and the wider community; valuing diversity and ensuring our children are aware of local and global issues. We recognise that the children need both a sense of valuing themselves and developing aspirations for their futures. We want all the children at Mickleton to appreciate the world in which they live and to develop skills which will prepare them for life in their community and beyond.
Children leave Mickleton Primary School as enthusiastic and self-motivated learners who are able to evaluate and reflect on their own learning. They leave with a sense of belonging to a caring and respectful community where they have developed the confidence and skills to make decisions and to also self-evaluate.
Overview of Curriculum Intent Statements
Curriculum Statement for Intent for Art and Design Technology
To deliver a high-quality art and design education that inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design.
Curriculum Statement of Intent for Computing and ICT
To ensure that children use technology safely, logically and productively; pupils should leave Swan Lane with a secure knowledge base, but more importantly, the skills and the desire to build on that knowledge to thrive in a rapidly developing technological world.
Curriculum Statement of Intent for EAL
To celebrate and welcome differences within our school community, understanding that by embracing different cultures we can all learn about the world in which we live.
Curriculum Statement for Intent for Early Years Foundation Stage
To work in partnership with parents to encourage children to be independent, inquisitive and happy learners who will thrive and reach their full potential.
Curriculum Statement for Intent for English
To deliver an innovative, inclusive and challenging literacy curriculum, whilst exploring a range of skills themes and genres. The children will be taught the competence they need for oracy, reading and writing to access the wider curriculum now, whilst also giving firm foundations for their future needs.
Curriculum Intent Statement for French
To develop the teaching and learning of French across the school, preparing children for future opportunities in French speaking countries.
Curriculum Intent Statement for Healthy Living
To ensure that children understand what choices they need to make to live a healthy lifestyle.
Curriculum Intent Statement for Humanities
To ignite children’s curiosity about the past and develop children’s experience and understanding of Geography and History through a topic-based approach and hands on experience wherever possible.
Curriculum Statement for Intent for Mathematics
For every child to develop as independent, confident and successful learners with high aspirations to achieve in mathematics. We are focused on ensuring children have a sound understanding of Maths, equipping them with the skills of calculation, reasoning and problem solving that they need in life beyond school.
Curriculum Statement for Intent for Music
For every child to develop to develop a love of music as well as their talents as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
Curriculum Statement for Intent for PE
To develop children’s experiences and enable them to achieve successes, the appropriate skills and confidence to partake in all sports.
Curriculum Statement of Intent for PPG Children
To provide the children with learning and life experiences that will enable them to achieve success and confidence and prepare them for their life now, and in the future.
Curriculum Statement for Intent for PSHE
To create a space in the curriculum for children to explore their emotional and social needs in order to support the development of children’s health and wellbeing, self-esteem and confidence. We aim to nurture and support the spiritual, moral, social and cultural (SMSC) development in young children and promote the fundamental British values. Ultimately, we aim to support children in developing the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy and independent lives in becoming responsible citizens.
Curriculum Statement for Intent for RE
It is our intent for the Religious Education element of our school curriculum to engage, inspire, challenge and encourage pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to explore diverse moral and religious questions. We encourage them to consider and study different religious beliefs, values and traditions and to develop a more rigorous understanding of the numerous faiths that are followed in our multi-cultural society. We intend these skills to prepare them for their adult life, by promoting tolerance and enabling them to combat prejudice.
Curriculum Statement for Intent for Science
To provide children with the opportunity to develop their curiosity and build their foundations for understanding the world around them through varied and first hand experiences and investigations. Children will gain an understanding that science has changed our lives and that it is vital to the world’s future prosperity. The curriculum aims to provide children with the range of skills and knowledge necessary to make an impact in their future lives.