At Marcham, we aim to provide opportunities for all children to thrive through a commitment to high standards and excellence within an engaging, broad and rich curriculum. The framework of the National Curriculum (September 2014) forms one part of the school curriculum which specifies for pupils, “an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens”. We welcome our statutory duty to follow its programmes of study, “setting out the ‘matters, skills and processes’ to be taught at each key stage”. We aim to do so creatively, exploring not just what is taught but how it is taught and have employed a more holistic approach to the children’s learning: using a themed approach, exploring the links between the core and foundation subjects and enhancing the children’s experiences through a range of additional events and activities helps them to make better sense of their learning. We also take seriously our commitment to promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of our pupils and aim to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
In consideration of pupils’ varied life experiences and needs, we will ensure that the school curriculum is available to all pupils, with equal and appropriate access to experiences offered regardless of gender, race, faith, disability, colour, nationality or ethnic or national origin.
In all our subjects, we take responsibility for the health and safety of our pupils seriously. We refer to specific documentation;
Below is an outline of programmes of study for each subject, as set out in the National Curriculum. Details of each class’ curriculum map, which shows the themed approach to our present curriculum, can be found on the Class pages.
Detail of the thematic based curriculum across the school can be found at the end of this document.
If you would like to find out more about the content of the curriculum in your child’s class, please make an appointment to speak with the class teacher, and I’m sure that they would be happy to help.