The Curriculum at Middlezoy & Othery Schools
The new Ofsted Inspection Framework (May 2019) states that inspectors will make graded judgements on the quality of our education. This will include an evaluation of how 'broad and balanced' the curriculum is.
OUR SCHOOL’S APPROACH TO THE CURRICULUM:
We aim to provide a rich, broad and balanced curriculum full of experiences which delight and challenge each and every one of our pupils as they pass through their seven years of schooling with us. We have carefully designed our curriculum so that it provides a blend of key skills and knowledge which are built on in a progressive way as our pupils move through school.
We are passionate about high standards and quality teaching and learning across all areas. You need only look at our Gallery or our Newsletters to see that our children have a very full curriculum that they enjoy.
It is our 'Intent' that our curriculum is ambitious and gives children the skills they need to become good citizens.
We 'Implement' this through high quality teaching, alongside specialist provision to engage and excite learners.
We assess the 'Impact' of this to ensure that our children develop these skills and achieve their full potential.
At Middlezoy and Othery we have mixed aged classes and therefore our curriculum is on a rolling two-year cycle. Our curriculum maps below show that we are covering the requirements of the National Curriculum and show when and where each area of learning will occur. Children in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 do not repeat learning as they remain in classes for two years and then move to the next class where different elements of the curriculum are studied.
Our Curriculum maps are always available on here and are also sent out to Parents and Carers at the start of every term. Enrichment opportunities are built in to support learning, such as visits from Animals 2 U to enrich learning in science, history workshops as well as visitors from Wessex Water to deliver their "Sewer Surprise" workshop. We have also had visits from the Science Dome to enhance learning such as forces, light and space.
Our children have trips out to venues such as Glastonbury Abbey to support learning about the Anglo-Saxons, Carymoor Recycling Centre for team building activities and we have visited Noah's Ark and Paignton Zoo to support with Science.
Each year, our Year 5 and 6 cohorts have the opportunity to experience a residential trip to Kilve Outdoor Centre designed to challenge their team work and promote their independence.
We believe that education is a key factor in transforming the lives of children so that they can be whatever they choose to be. We believe in nurturing children so that they thrive in school and as a result are ready to learn and progress towards their goals.
Our mission statement is:
‘Be the best you can be!’
We believe that all pupils are entitled to an engaging and enriching curriculum. This should be accessible to them and enjoyed by them which results in them knowing and remembering more.