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Mountfitchet Castle

Don't forget to visit the House on the Hill Museum whilst you are at . The museum offers a wealth of social history & an invaluable part of the national curriculum - great for school trips. https://t.co/6yuKEzPF2n

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Children were given a unique insight into the world of planes, thanks to a parent. Year 3 pupils from Magna Carta Primary Academy were invited to take a tour of the hangar at by parent Anthony Xyppas. https://t.co/7nBakejDlv https://t.co/6HQhV7s1Sx


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Worried about what your child is doing on Snapchat? Get simple, practical advice about how to keep them safe online, with O2 and the NSPCC’s .


In a world where you can be anything... be kind.


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Cristin Casey Music

All GCSE exam board subject specialists/chief examiners are attending for dance, drama and music. Book your place now for our FREE TeachMeet on March 9. Please retweet! https://t.co/M2d9FsIHuy


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Doug Lemov

The ability to read complex text is the gatekeeper to success in college. Parents should know that because schools often don't. https://t.co/na5nPMGBrx

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UK Safer Internet Centre

Today is Safer Internet Day! Keep your eyes peeled on this account and the and hashtags throughout the day to see all of the things happening across the UK https://t.co/qg4ku0CjiV https://t.co/wa4MR1F3NM


We are proud to announce that we are an official Supporter. Our school is committed to promoting gender equity and making sure no child’s choice is limited by gendered stereotypes.

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What better inspiration to encourage a child to learn, than working with a dog? Pupils could not be keener to learn Spanish now they have a fury friend to work with. Fred the therapy dog is attending lessons as a way of inspiring pupils to learn. https://t.co/wl7jtQP67p https://t.co/Vp1XoVHObG

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Children at Magna Carta take part in the Mile a Day initiative, taking time out of every day to get physically active. To keep the excitement up, the school has now launched a weekly competition. https://t.co/8Bjtpyw80T https://t.co/be7OFVteF6

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Young councillors are on a mission to change the world. The first group of school councillors have been appointed in Year 2 and 3 at Magna Carta Primary Academy. https://t.co/hSwrFJfOls https://t.co/QQQa26dBUv

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Incredibly proud of our Mrs Carlisle who was highly commended at the Essex Teacher Awards tonight. https://t.co/yBtN8X3GOx

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/VvzQNalzNy https://t.co/ZWJCUwzLjj

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The Female Lead

Ella Fitzgerald was not allowed to play Hollywood's most popular nightclub because of her race. Marilyn Monroe stepped in. 👏❤ https://t.co/5t6CniW0PM


Thank you to our pupils and staff for supporting Young Carers Awareness Day today by wearing their funkiest socks. It was a good opportunity to talk to pupils about what it means to be a young carer.

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Chris Mould

Hello, here's a GIVEAWAY ALERT : Illustrated Iron Man envelope containing a classroom sized pack of bookmarks. Please RT and be following to win. Ends Friday 31st midnight. Must be for a school. Three packs/ winners available. https://t.co/jyxXYCtTE2


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SF Said

If you want kids to love reading, I think the most important thing you can do is show them YOU love reading. Talk about books, share books, make books central. Time and again, I have seen people change children's lives just by sharing the love of books!


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Volunteer Uttlesford

👉 Due to a successful grant application an opportunity has arisen for a paid Project Co-ordinator (£30k pro rata 19 hrs per week).👇 https://t.co/YILYYCcJYM


'Would-be-thief doubted' Magna Carta authenticity https://t.co/Flxdp7NQ0V

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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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