At Middlestown Primary Academy we firmly believe that the delivery of a broad and balanced curriculum is key to developing the child as a whole. We want our children to leave our school as confident individuals, who are capable of achieving great things and have a lifelong love of learning. We have a diverse curriculum which is interwoven with the key learning attributes embodied within our I CARE hand. Children learn to be reflective, collaborative, ambitious and resilient learners and they approach school life in an enthusiastic way.
To achieve this, we create a curriculum which engages and motivates children to want to learn, to solve problems, to think critically and creatively and to reflect on the new skills they have learnt. We endeavour to provide themed approaches to learning, encourage frequent educational visits, as well as inviting visitors into school in order to bring subjects and learning to life.
The primary purpose of our curriculum is to guarantee a successful learning experience for every child and as such is designed to:
- Develop strong characters in order to be resilient and to cope with adversity;
- Develop creative individuals who collaborate and cooperate in order to solve problems and who see failure as an opportunity to learn;
- Develop pupils who think critically and care about their learning so that they always do their best;
- Develop pupils who care about their school, their community and the wider world; encouraging them to feel part of and contribute positively to fundamental British values;
- Ensure all children have high aspirations;
- Develop a thirst for learning for all pupils.
- Enable pupils to communicate, read and write and apply maths sufficiently well in order to prepare them to be successful in the next phase of their education.
The curriculum at Middlestown Primary Academy was redesigned during the academic year 2018-2019 to offer the best possible opportunities for learning for our children. Our curriculum encompasses the National Curriculum objectives and these objectives are built upon year upon year, which provides clear sequencing and progress during the journey through school. The curriculum has been carefully crafted to include local links including visitors and educational visits to ensure the children in our school are able to take full advantage of their surrounding environment. In addition, the curriculum is bespoke to our school and is closely linked to life experiences that we want the children to partake in. As a whole school, we take part in themes weeks such as Take 1 Picture week, Multicultural Week, Science Week and Kindness Week.