Curriculum Intent

CURRICULUM INTENT

Screen_Shot_2020_02_12_at_11.20.04.png

At Marshwood CE Primary Academy, we have designed a curriculum to meet the needs of our school and the rural community we serve.

Our Marshwood M’s: ‘Motivate, Mentor, Master’ sit at the heart of our decision-making and shape our curriculum intent, implementation and impact.

We MOTIVATE our pupils in the joy of learning through a broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum that is driven by pupils’ needs and interests.

We MENTOR our pupils’ and enrich their learning by connecting them to their local, national and global world and by opening doors to new experiences and opportunities.

We support every pupil to MASTER and excel, regardless of the challenges they may face and are committed to building an inclusive school that raises aspirations for all.

 

We provide a curriculum that: 

 

  • is tailored to meet the needs of our pupils and school community
  • is rooted in the context of our school and its locality, culture and heritage
  • provides a broad range of experiences that inspire our pupils and connect them to their local, national and global world
  • provides opportunities for pupils to understand and develop our core Christian values of: Love and Compassion, Thankfulness, Service, Peace, Forgiveness and Endurance.
  • is ambitious for all pupils
  • develops our core learning powers/behaviours of: Perseverance, Concentration/Focus, Inquiry, Effort, Imagination, Reflection and Collaboration, alongside Independence.
  • recognises and celebrates the unique contribution each individual makes to our school community
  • provides enrichment opportunities to broaden and enhance the curriculum experience
  • secures pupils’ core skills, knowledge and understanding to an age appropriate level and beyond
  • is adapted and developed to meet the needs of pupils with special educational needs and/or disabilities
  • provides full coverage of the National Curriculum and appropriate progression from EYFS to Year 6
  • prepares pupils well for the next phase of their education and life beyond school   
  • is flexible and responsive to pupils’ interests, feedback and evaluations, including how well they perform in internal and external assessments

 

Our pupils will:

 

  • develop as confident, ambitious and reflective learners who are inspired to achieve their best and make a positive contribution to our school and the wider world
  • develop a love of learning and an understanding of how to learn and become lifelong learners
  • demonstrate our core Christian values in their behaviour and interactions with others
  • feel a sense of belonging and pride in their school and the wider Acorn MAT
  • be well prepared for life in 21st Century Britain
  • experience equality of opportunity, addressing any gaps in their knowledge, skills and understanding, to diminish social disadvantage
  • achieve at least age-related expectations across the curriculum including in reading, writing and mathematics except where this is not possible due to an identified learning need
  • have the opportunity to fill any gaps in their knowledge, skills and understanding so that they make good progress in all subjects
  • achieve well in external assessment against national benchmarks at the end of each key stage
  • have the opportunity to develop and pursue their interests, talents and future goals through a wide range of opportunities and experiences
Announcement

Notice to Parents and Carers

Please find atatched our updated Covid-19 Risk Assessment follwoing the latest Road-map changes on 17th May 2021

Marshwood CE Primary Academy Covid RA - V 2.6

Coneys Baking

28 May 2021

A big thank you to Mrs Symonds who has been working with Coneys Class this morning baking some delicious looking and smelling fruit and oat cookies. Having mastered these I am sure they will be able t...

Celtic War Paint

28 May 2021

Lamberts Class covered themselves in Celtic war paint designs as they enjoyed a special Celts versus Romans themed forest school session in our woodland classroom. As you can see, they are quite a fea...

Forest School Crafting

21 May 2021

Lamberts Class did not let the high winds stop them from enjoying Forest School today. Safe and warm indoors, they used a range of organic material to make dream catchers, sun catchers and even God's...

Roman Mosaics

20 May 2021

Nearby Dorchester was known to the Romans as "Durnovaria" and was a local centre for mosaic making in this part of southern England. The workshop (or "officina") based at the town is identified by var...

Mental Health Awareness Week 2021

14 May 2021

This year the theme for Mental Health Awareness Week is 'Connecting with Nature' which is at the heart of what we do at Marshwood with our passion for outdoor learning and forest school. To find out m...

Lamberts Forest School

07 May 2021

Lamberst Class have bene learning about biosystems and the importance of micoorganisms while building 'bug-catchers' to investigate what insects live around forest school. 

Wild Orchids

07 May 2021

Whilst in Forest School Lamberts Class located and identified some beautiful but rare early purple orchids. To help safeguard these stunning flowers the children cordoned off areas where they wer...

Space Artwork

20 Apr 2021

Check out this amazing Art work from Pilsdon. The children used silk paint and salt to create these stunning space images.

Easter Service

29 Mar 2021

Rev Chris joined us outside today for a socially distanced Easter Service in which the children brilliantly retold the story of Holy Week. Coneys brought Palm Sunday to life with the help of...

Covid 19 - Marshwood Marks One Year Since First Lockdown

24 Mar 2021

Marshwood joined the rest of the UK in marking one year since the first coronavirus lockdown, with the Queen reflecting on the "grief and loss felt by so many". On 23 March 2020, Prime Minister...