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

Do you have a child who will be starting school in September 2022?

We would love to show you around our wonderful school.

Please contact us on 01297 678224 or email marshwoodoffice@acornacademy.org to book an appointment.

Long Eared Bat Conservation Project

09 Jul 2021

Staff from East Devon ANOB visited the school today for an art themed Long Eared Bat conservation workshop. During the day children in KS2 produced stunning habitat acetate OHP paintings alo...

Olympic Sailors

05 Jul 2021

Lamberts Class enjoyed a super days sailing at the Olympic Sailing Centre in Portland today as part of their end of year Japan 2021 Olympics topic. A brilliant experience for all who went. 

Activities Week

02 Jul 2021

Today marks the end of an amazing week of activities for Years 5 and 6. Since Monday, they have enjoyed sailing, kayaking, paddle boarding, high ropes, rock-climbing, hiking, paddling in the seas, an...

Break The Rules Day...

25 Jun 2021

Today the PFA have organised a 'Break The Rules Day' at Marshwood. How many rules will you child/children (and even the staff break in one day? 

KS2 - First Aid and CPR Training

25 Jun 2021

All children in KS2 at Marshwood CE Primary Academy enjoyed a day of physical health and wellbeing as they learnt the basics of First Aid from Anne-Marie Chapman from the South West Ambulance Ser...

Rosalind Monks Inspired Art

24 Jun 2021

Lamberts Class have been exploring the work of British artist Rosalind Monks. Rosalind is famous for using lines to create intricate patterns within the bodies of insects and other animals. She c...

Dorset AONB Art Project

23 Jun 2021

Our Year 3 and 4 children enjoyed a minibeast themed visit to nearby Lamberts Castle with local artist Rowan Beecham and storyteller Martin Maudsley this week. The morning was part of a Dorset AONB pr...

Mental Health Ambassadors

22 Jun 2021

Today, 8 children in Years 4 and 5 underwent Mental Health Ambassador training so that they can work with staff to ensure Marshwood is a mentally healthy a school as possible. This training took place...

Move It Week 2021

21 Jun 2021

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Bikeability 2021

18 Jun 2021

Huge congratulations to our Year 6 cyclists who successfully completed their Level 1 and Level 2 bikability courses this week in and around the village of Thorncombe. As part of their traini...