New Primary Curriculum
The Government have released a New National Curriculum which is to be implemented from September 2014. The national curriculum provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.
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Please find below the Curriculum Maps that our teachers have planned for the 2018-19 Academic Year:
The Curriculum at Maidenbower Junior School
The Curriculum at Maidenbower Junior School gives children opportunities to learn, build on and develop new skills. Children are exposed to a range of subjects and activities that allow them to experience different topics and learning styles. Your child will be able to experience a breadth of learning together with our ‘Global Citizenship’, ‘Open Futures’ and Forest schools initiatives.
Think of the curriculum as a forecast of possibilities within an arena of opportunities.
Carla Rinaldi (Professor and educationalist)
Global Citizenship is a whole school engagement with the world. It is not an additional subject, it is our ethos, starting in a small way with Learning Partners and the development of values, rights and responsibilities then moving through all aspects of the curriculum to highlight social justice, enterprise, the appreciation of diversity and the importance of sustainable development.
You have to take enough time to get kids deeply involved in something they can think about in lots of different ways
Howard Gardner (Psychologist)
‘Open Futures’ is a questioning approach to learning, embedding life skills such as ‘Grow It’, ‘Cook It’ and ‘Film It’ and linking to our fantastic outdoor classroom facilities and grounds.
We are part of a locality initiative to promote the use of woodland and forests and as such we are a ‘Forest school.’ The key objectives encourage curiosity, exploration and cooperation and perfectly enhance key thinking and life skills as developed through the ethos of Global Citizenship and Open Futures.
GROWING MASSIVE MINDS