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A day dedicated to exercise saw schoolchildren complete a million skips. The primary schools within BMAT in Harlow and Stansted – , , , and - took part in . https://t.co/yGvqBr2hJW https://t.co/BC8TvlDo4j


Our pupils are free to use the Activall units in the playground during play and lunchtime as well as before and after school- parents, families, siblings also free to use them while you’re waiting at the start and end of the day. https://t.co/3s2TIAcDvl


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Martin Robinson

I don't think schools should concern themselves with 'cross-curricular planning' until they have sorted out the planning within the disciplines they are keen to connect. Each child needs to understand the subjects so they can approach the interdisciplinary work with suitable awe.


Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted

The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities - is now available to view online. It can be found under the news menu on each of our school websites or you can view directly from this link - https://t.co/YuynITeqtu https://t.co/Dr9ywOBZkz


An alternative way to capture childhood on your phone https://t.co/ZXC2JCrYe7


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UK Prime Minister

“Let us ensure that Stephen’s lasting legacy is a brighter, better future for many generations of children to come.” – PM https://t.co/Q7vzkFp6Ap


Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted

April 22nd is . We want young people from every background to be inspired about what they can achieve. Visit https://t.co/l22Q1g9jKs for free resources and activities for your school. https://t.co/QBQc9kUVZE


We will be commemorating Stephen Lawrence tomorrow on our first day back at school. https://t.co/lJsnngZr1F


Happy birthday Your Majesty. Any time you fancy visiting our school you’ll be more than welcome. https://t.co/wE1zNsddWD


Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted
Martin Robinson

Primary school lessons on climate change: ‘children taught to produce protest letters and banners’ - firstly, this doesn’t sound like lessons on climate change and, secondly, ‘protest’ sanctioned by schools isn’t ‘protest’... https://t.co/jo2P8NCI55


Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted

We know it can be hard to know what to do if you're worried about a child or young person. If you're concerned about a child this holidays our Helpline is here for advice & support on 0808 800 5000 or help.org.uk. https://t.co/Vxbf1Hvlbe


Lucky children who will get to use it. Looks great.


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All on the board

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Penguin Books UK

‘Always laugh when you can, it is cheap medicine.’ Lord Byron, who died in 1824.


Welcome to those who have been offered a place for their child(ren) in September. We are looking forward to meeting all of our new families in the next few months.


Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted

All primary schools will offer free sanitary products from early 2020. We will make sure every child gets the support they need to lead active, healthy, happy lives.  👉https://t.co/XXAmh276Px https://t.co/BCA3VUj3oM


Magna Carta Primary Academy Retweeted

Sharing a book at bedtime is a great way to help your family wind down and get a good night's sleep! If you're looking for inspiration, why not try one of these titles? https://t.co/nGRCGFEZIh Illustration: Kate Alizadeh https://t.co/nHw1MnJrJB


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Ryan Holmes

Sites all teachers should know about, featuring , , , , , , , , , , , , and more! https://t.co/ZvZHcTtyZ5


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Literacy Trust

The repetition in nursery rhymes is great for young children's language development. We have a gallery of songs & rhymes on Words for Life: https://t.co/wndYSbLDcX https://t.co/aWP8cErT2W


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David Keyte 📚🎙️📺

Things I believe help children become 'readers'... https://t.co/IcHmAT9Rk5


Outstanding Education

Supporting primary and secondary schools across Essex and North & East London, BMAT is a growing multi-academy trust with a singular vision: schools, teachers and pupils freed to succeed.

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Our Approach to the Curriculum

The table below demonstrates our approach to the curriculum. We always start with the grammar (or knowledge). We then give plenty of opportunities for pupils to practise using their knowledge; this is the dialectic. Finally, once pupils are secure in their knowledge, we ask them to communicate it in different ways; this is the rhetoric. This is the Trivium approach to curriculum.


(the knowledge- learn facts and skills)


(questioning, thinking, practising, arguing, exploring)


(communicating the knowledge- expressing and articulating)




  • Retention
  • Recall
  • Repetition
  • Low stakes testing
  • Build cultural capital
  • Debate
  • Question
  • Challenge
  • First hand experience
  • Experiment
  • Enquiry
  • Problem solving
  • Critical evaluation
  • Structured speech
  • Perform
  • Make things
  • Showcase products of learning
  • Contribute to discourse about shared valued




  • Multiple choice
  • ‘Show me’ on mini whiteboards
  • Tests of memory and recall


  • Pair/Share
  • Deeper questioning
  • Complex dialogue between teachers and pupils
  • Peer dialogue and assessment
  • Essays
  • Performances
  • Mastery teaching


As an academy, we have to make difficult choices about what to include in our curriculum and what to leave out. The English and Mathematics curricula follow the National Curriculum models. There is a rationale for teaching each unit of work in the wider curriculum. Furthermore, it should be clear how each unit of work promotes, achieves or contributes to the following:

How does this unit of work promote the following?

Curriculum Drivers: How does this unit of work support a broad and balanced curriculum?

How does this unit of work contribute to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils?

Fundamental British Values

Knowledge of the World

Spiritual development

Teaching the Prevent strategy

Enterprise and Aspiration

Moral development

Teaching pupils how to stay safe

Investigation and Enquiry

Social development

Promoting healthy living

Local, National and Global

Cultural development

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