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24/06/22

A great day out for Cancer Research! We are proud of ourselves! https://t.co/y2WWsr3lPk

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24/06/22

Medals galore at Race For Life MC! https://t.co/9qYNLzamPx

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24/06/22

Race For Life! Raising funds and keeping fit and healthy! https://t.co/HaspjCKt9J

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23/06/22

Willow visit to the Sea Life Centre. https://t.co/I7bc19T5tM

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23/06/22

Willow class working hard at creating a spray of hands. https://t.co/5CsM9e7v92

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23/06/22

Such concentration! https://t.co/ZhAseIPalL

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23/06/22

Exploring negative space in Maple. https://t.co/xaBFl1l5lY

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22/06/22

We are proud of our learning! https://t.co/4oZ11KG7YI

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22/06/22

Matisse month continues at Magna Carta! https://t.co/G7bKcAROXB

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16/06/22

Welcome to Matisse Month at MCPA! Young artists in Ash learning about his work and being inspired to create their own masterpieces. https://t.co/6axitQJekD

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16/06/22

Two of our youngest pupil's completed fantastic creative story writing about our ducklings! Well done girls! https://t.co/0NBuRnpOMr

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10/06/22

Our first hot chocolate Friday! These pupils have shown kindness throughout the week in many different ways. We are very proud of your shining example! https://t.co/vq6mqjdsnv

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10/06/22

Watch our garden grow! Many thanks for the kind donation of plants. https://t.co/ZnrgfOFKaQ

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10/06/22

New additions to Willow class! https://t.co/lJzS52EpWq

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10/06/22

What has arrived in the school hall? https://t.co/5DYVw6f3hu

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06/06/22

Jubilee tree planting at Magna Carta. Thank you to our neighbouring residents for your generous donation of an apple tree planted together with one of our youngest pupils in the school playground to mark 70 years of marriage and 70 years of the Queen's service. https://t.co/9wUpgj6OvS

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06/06/22

We so look forward to visits from Senor Fred, our Spanish speaking and teaching therapy dog. https://t.co/GIozaGrJFu

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27/05/22

Jubilee fun @ MCPA! https://t.co/MRHCmJphDp

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27/05/22

Lunchtime chess challenge at Magna Carta! https://t.co/9FX6yQc10W

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27/05/22

We are proud of our Jubilee learning at Magna Carta! https://t.co/UTT6escSCm

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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.

Grammar

(the knowledge- learn facts and skills)

Dialectic

(questioning, thinking, practising, arguing, exploring)

Rhetoric

(communicating the knowledge- expressing and articulating)

 

PRINCIPLES

 

  • 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

 

FORMS OF ASSESSMENT

 

  • 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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