At Tow Law Millennium Primary School, we place great importance on a curriculum which develops the whole child. Through our core values, we foster an environment where the emotional, physical, academic, social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of each child is considered.
Our curriculum ensures coverage of the National Curriculum and provides a range of experiences for all pupils from nursery through an enhanced curriculum. Our curriculum is designed to challenge prejudice, promote equality and engage and motivate a love of learning with the ultimate goal that our learners progress academically and become successful, confident individuals, who make a positive contribution to the community and modern-day British society – both now and in the future.
Careful analysis and discussion about our pupils’ backgrounds, life experiences and culture has helped us to design a curriculum personalised to them. We have designed, organised and planned our curriculum to ensure every child receives an appropriate mix of academic and personal development, which means that in practice our curriculum places equal importance on core and foundation subjects. Our balanced approach to the curriculum is not at the expense of high standards in core subject areas. High standards and enabling children to reach national expectations and above is of vital importance if they are to succeed at the next stage of their education and go on to achieve full and happy lives and careers.
You can find further information about our Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact in the document below.
Rainbow Curriculum 2020
Due to the pandemic and lockdown in spring/summer 2020 all children have experienced losses of:
- Routine, Structure, Friendship, Opportunity, Freedom
These losses could cause:
- Anxiety, Trauma, Bereavement
Our Rainbow Curriculum will run in 3 phases and will focus on: listening to and sharing experiences, re-creating a sense of belonging in the classroom/school and giving opportunities for social interaction.
Phase 1 (whole school) was followed in school for the first half term (this coincided with our school decision for children to remain in their current class from 2019 – 2020 to provide reassurance and continuity on return to school).
- Phase 1 – Whole school Every child in school has experienced lockdown/coronavirus and so needs the recovery curriculum as support.
- Phase 2 – Group work Some children may have had a slightly different experience of lockdown/coronavirus, this could be due to attachment needs, parental mental health issues etc.
- Phase 3 – Individual targeted support This may be due to a bereavement or SEND.
For Autumn 2nd 2020, our long term plan for each subject was reviewed and a temporary long term plan for this half term was produced.
Please select the links below to find out more information about each subject.
In September 2012, an Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum became statutory and therefore your child receives activities and opportunities in line with this.
There are three prime areas of learning;
- Personal, Social and Emotional
- Physical Development
- Communication for Language
There are four specific areas of learning;
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
Please see the documents below for further information and also visit Class 4’s webpage.
At Tow Law Millennium Primary School, we see teaching and learning as being founded on the principles of opportunity for achievement and excellence for all. In accordance with our school ethos, we support the development of the whole child whilst valuing and celebrating all the special abilities displayed by children. We believe that some pupils may have exceptional special abilities and talents and that monitoring these is our responsibility. The more able pupil has particular needs because they demonstrate an exceptionally higher level of ability when compared to pupils of the same age in one or more curriculum areas.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Tow Law Millennium Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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