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 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.
For our core subjects, we use a variety of planning resources to support our teaching. Using prior knowledge as a starting point for all future planning and teaching, we plan lessons to enable all pupils to make progress. Our lessons follow a cycle of planning, to ensure that we can evidence progress and that pupils build upon their previous knowledge and skills. Consideration is given to how greater depth will be taught, learnt and demonstrated within each subject across the curriculum as well as how learners will be supported in line with the school’s commitment to inclusion and equality. Our aim is to provide our pupils with the scaffolding required to access the learning at all levels. We place a huge emphasis on pupil engagement and design lessons with our pupils being at the heart of what we do. To implement our intention, we ensure that our children are invested in their learning, making a positive contribution to our curriculum. For staff development, our leadership team ensure that where required, CPD is available to all staff members to increase confidence and knowledge.
We aim for pupils to leave Tow Law Millennium Primary School with a secure understanding of academic content, both knowledge and skills; along with the understanding of how to be socially, morally, spiritually and culturally responsible. In addition, we feel it is important for our children to be aware of how to make positive contributions to the local area and how to endeavour to be the best that they can be. We aim for all of our children to leave our school with the core values needed to provide a thirst for life and all it has to offer.
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Early Years Foundation Stage
The Early Years curriculum is split into 7 areas – Communication and Language, Physical Development, Personal, Social and Emotional Development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the World and expressive Art and Design. All learning in our setting is a mix of adult led and play based learning, we offer short focused lessons and then the children have the chance to develop their knowledge and understanding further in the provision.
Communication and Language:
- Listening attentively, including while completing tasks
- Listening to stories and responding to prompts and ideas
- Following instructions to carry out activities
- Expression of ideas, including real-life and fictional ideas
- Using past, present and future forms of language
- Developing control and coordination of movement
- Handling equipment and tools, including for writing
- Learning about healthy diet and exercise
- Managing their own hygiene and personal needs
Personal, Social and Emotional Development:
- Building confidence to choose activities and discuss ideas
- Build awareness of needing help, and confidence to ask
- Confidence to speak in a group of familiar peers
- Working as part of a group, following rules where appropriate
- Forming positive relationships with peers and adults
- Playing co-operatively, taking turns
- Split into 3 areas – comprehension, word reading and writing
- Use phonics to decode straightforward words
- Read simple sentences
- Discuss what has been read
- Use phonics knowledge to write simple words and sentences
- Counting and number recognition
- Automatic recall of number bonds to 5
- Developing a secure understand of numerical patterns
- Subitise up to 5
Understanding the World:
- Developing an understanding about themselves and the world around them.
- Exploring the natural world
- Comparing people, cultures and communities
Expressive Art and Design:
- Experiment with songs, music and dance
- Use a range of artistic materials, tools and techniques
- Work imaginatively to create new works
- Represent ideas through art, music, role-play, dance and stories
Please visit Class 4’s webpage for further details and to view the latest Foundation Stage Policy and latest EYFS Brochure.
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.
If you would like to find out more information about our curriculum please contact the school by telephoning 01388730283 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
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