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*Resource of the Week* Top Tips for Parents Communicating with Schools Parents play a crucial role in supporting their children’s learning. So, our expert team have put together top ten tips for parents to communicate effectively with their school. https://t.co/KRsxfoL55H https://t.co/Owf1InPHxO

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Police and fire officers supported a school to tackle the subject of stranger danger with children. Representatives from and joined forces with teachers at Magna Carta Primary Academy to cover the vital topic. https://t.co/wG5jxyu0qx https://t.co/V1mNzF0zW9

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Professional sports people are helping a school to introduce pupils to new activities. Magna Carta Primary Academy has given pupils a taster of handball with a coach from the English Handball Association https://t.co/PgIJzvXdd5 https://t.co/QRrqHjlly9

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The Latin Programme

Latin word of the day: cogito, cogitare, cogitavi, cogitatum - think https://t.co/qXrqHJSUYq


We don’t tell children they are clever because that doesn’t help anyone- boys or girls. We praise hard work, learning from mistakes, perseverance, stamina and resilience. https://t.co/1XHtEuV2ni


Differentiation is important in order to enable some children to access the highest expectations, but differentiation by task is detrimental in so many ways.

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Sue Cowley #fff

My new book is out next Wednesday so I'm doing a giveaway to celebrate! RT to enter. Winner picked at random on publication day. https://t.co/m0TSfVef19


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Mountfitchet Castle

Come and discover the history of Mountfitchet Castle - try on the various helmets, although we can’t guarantee they will keep the rain out ! We are open everyday from 10am to 5pm Loads of fun for all the family 😊


When schools consider content, what should stay and what should go, there are some periods of , such as the causes and effects of and the landings, which surely must be included in any curriculum worth its salt. https://t.co/dK9ybmweEF

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Our Chess Club is underway. Thank you very much to Simon, one of our neighbours for giving us his time to teach pupils how to place chess. https://t.co/SJgSIVN5NM


Eid Mubarak to our Muslim families celebrating today.

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Thank you to and Andrea and Andy for the Stranger Danger assembly this morning, and for spending time with pupils sharing aspects of your jobs. https://t.co/g78GCDK3ge

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Letter from in today: https://t.co/6rUKj8mEPp


Maybe not but adults have to give children hope that it will be ok in the end. If it’s not ok then it’s not the end. After all, what is life without hope? https://t.co/iCKgUwE6JY

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Happy 30th birthday to Stonewall! We were founded in 1989 to oppose Section 28 and the widespread homophobia it caused, and to change hearts and minds. We fight now, as we did then, till all LGBT people are accepted without exception. https://t.co/A1rLNwhK5M https://t.co/Fe7jWMW6lQ


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Volunteer Uttlesford

A fantastic Petal Wave Art Trail from https://t.co/9eEZ1dJXnF


Some authors capture a child’s imagination from the first words. Every child should know Judith Kerr’s books. https://t.co/66RucHiydh


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Mountfitchet Castle

New arrivals today - doves have just hatched 🐣

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Thank you to (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) for the donation of a defibrillator. The training we received was excellent and we want this to be available to the . We have raised £300 of the £600 we need for a suitable outdoor container in which to store it. https://t.co/SKYptUqDu4

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The reality of dementia is being explained to young children through an art project. Magna Carta Primary Academy has partnered with Volunteer Uttlesford to take part in numerous pieces of work together. https://t.co/Cjg0dkLTSt https://t.co/QVqeFBaiFD

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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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