MYLAND PRIMARY SCHOOL - OUR CURRICULUM
The curriculum at Myland Primary School is based upon the National Curriculum 2014 and provides a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all children: our belief is that all children can and will achieve. Children are given opportunities to develop as independent, confident and successful learners in a language rich environment. They are encouraged to develop high aspirations and to know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. The curriculum ensures that academic success is underpinned by a focus on responsibility and resilience: children learn ‘how to learn’ and then apply new knowledge and skills, with a focus on confidence when articulating learning. Physical development and emotional wellbeing are key elements that support the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning. The curriculum celebrates the diversity found in our school and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of our local community, whilst supporting the children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Children have equal access to a wide range of enrichment opportunities and are well prepared for life as 21st century citizens in modern Britain.
Our curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and includes other planned experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school. All children are supported to “keep up, not catch up” with the high expectations of our curriculum. A cyclical curriculum approach is used to ensure coverage and progression across curriculum areas to cater for mixed age classes. This enables theme based learning driven by a key, high quality text each term which fosters each child’s curiosity, interest and also enables knowledge and skills to be acquired sequentially and in depth. The curriculum provides children with memorable experiences, in addition to diverse and rich opportunities from which they can learn and develop a range of transferable skills and make relevant links and connections in their learning.
Enjoyment of the curriculum promotes achievement, confidence and positive attitudes in an environment where children feel safe to try new things. High quality visits and visitors to the school enhance the curriculum. Children have opportunities to share their learning with each other, their parents and carers and other learners through school-based and external exhibitions, performances, competitions and events involving other schools.
Children achieve well at Myland. They leave us as confident, articulate, resilient learners who are well placed effectively to contribute to their school and wider community.
At Myland, we follow the National Curriculum. A copy of the National Curriculum for England 2014 can be found here.
Our Curriculum Overviews
Our approach to Mathematics
Swimming is part of the Physical Education section of the National Curriculum. Children are expected to be able to swim 25 metres unaided by the time they leave Key Stage 2 at 11.
At Myland, we hold swimming sessions in the Summer Term of Year 6, for those Year 6 pupils who cannot yet swim 25 metres unaided. Lessons are taught by qualified swimming instructors at our local pool.