Curriculum Intent

CURRICULUM INTENT

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At Marshwood CE Primary Academy, we have designed a curriculum to meet the needs of our school and the rural community we serve.

Our Marshwood M’s: ‘Motivate, Mentor, Master’ sit at the heart of our decision-making and shape our curriculum intent, implementation and impact.

We MOTIVATE our pupils in the joy of learning through a broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum that is driven by pupils’ needs and interests.

We MENTOR our pupils’ and enrich their learning by connecting them to their local, national and global world and by opening doors to new experiences and opportunities.

We support every pupil to MASTER and excel, regardless of the challenges they may face and are committed to building an inclusive school that raises aspirations for all.

 

We provide a curriculum that: 

 

  • is tailored to meet the needs of our pupils and school community
  • is rooted in the context of our school and its locality, culture and heritage
  • provides a broad range of experiences that inspire our pupils and connect them to their local, national and global world
  • provides opportunities for pupils to understand and develop our core Christian values of: Love and Compassion, Thankfulness, Service, Peace, Forgiveness and Endurance.
  • is ambitious for all pupils
  • develops our core learning powers/behaviours of: Perseverance, Concentration/Focus, Inquiry, Effort, Imagination, Reflection and Collaboration, alongside Independence.
  • recognises and celebrates the unique contribution each individual makes to our school community
  • provides enrichment opportunities to broaden and enhance the curriculum experience
  • secures pupils’ core skills, knowledge and understanding to an age appropriate level and beyond
  • is adapted and developed to meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • provides full coverage of the National Curriculum and appropriate progression from EYFS to Year 6
  • prepares pupils well for the next phase of their education and life beyond school   
  • is flexible and responsive to pupils’ interests, feedback and evaluations, including how well they perform in internal and external assessments

 

Our pupils will:

 

  • develop as confident, ambitious and reflective learners who are inspired to achieve their best and make a positive contribution to our school and the wider world
  • develop a love of learning and an understanding of how to learn and become lifelong learners
  • demonstrate our core Christian values in their behaviour and interactions with others
  • feel a sense of belonging and pride in their school and the wider Acorn MAT
  • be well prepared for life in 21st Century Britain
  • experience equality of opportunity, addressing any gaps in their knowledge, skills and understanding, to diminish social disadvantage
  • achieve at least age-related expectations across the curriculum including in reading, writing and mathematics except where this is not possible due to an identified learning need
  • have the opportunity to fill any gaps in their knowledge, skills and understanding so that they make good progress in all subjects
  • achieve well in external assessment against national benchmarks at the end of each key stage
  • have the opportunity to develop and pursue their interests, talents and future goals through a wide range of opportunities and experiences
Announcement

Foxdown farm Diaries - Series 2-Episode 5

05 Mar 2021

Please find the link to Mrs Strawbridge's Foxdown Farm Diaries: Series 2: Episode 5.  Broadband the pig has another litter of piglets, see how to care for the Shetland ponies and more.  Foxd...

World Book Day 2021

04 Mar 2021

Some amazing book themed outfits on display in school this morning. We are all looking forward to checking in with our home learners via zoom later to share all things reading together. Happy World Bo...

6 Words Story Challenge

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As part of our World Book Day celebrations today Lamberts Class have been focussing on the importance of words in literacy. More importantly, they have been learning to write an entire story in just 6...

Handy Tips, A to Z Wellbeing After Lockdown

01 Mar 2021

Hi Everyone Here are a few handy tips that may help Children and Parents/Carers in preparation for the return back to school. This could be sent on to the parents or posted on to the social media c...

Marshwood Litter Pickers

23 Feb 2021

A huge well done to Alex and Sam in KS2 who have been collecting rubbish from nearby lanes while walking their dog.  Alex sorted the rubbish when they got back home and counted 37 drinks cans and...

SAFER INTERNET DAY 2021

09 Feb 2021

Today we are celebrating Safer-Internet Day with this year's theme: An internet we trust: exploring reliability in the online world Ensuring we are able to keep our children and ourselves sa...

Bird feeders

05 Feb 2021

Our forest schoolers have been carrying on with their RSPB themed work by making bird feeders today. Judging by the size of these two, very few birds will be going hungry in the coming weeks! 

Children's Mental Health Week 2021

02 Feb 2021

Children's Mental Health Week is taking place on 1-7 February 2021. This year's theme is Express Yourself. To find out more click on the link below. Children's Mental Health Week 2021

Forest School Bird Art

29 Jan 2021

This week children in KS2 got behind the RSPB and their annual Big Garden Bird Survey by making their own wire bird sculputures in Forest School. I think they look brilliant and will make a great deco...

Foxdown Farm Diaries - Series 2 - Epsisode 2

27 Jan 2021

To watch the latest episode of Foxdown Farm Diaries click on the link below. In this episode you will meet Alfie the new farm cat and see how he gets on with Rex!  Series 2 - Episode 2