Marvels Lane School offers a broad and balanced curriculum which is designed to teach academic, creative, personal and social knowledge, skills and understanding, and which is underpinned by the principle that all children can be successful learners.
Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum which sets out the subjects, content and standards we must teach. We have used this as a basis to develop a curriculum which aims to meet the needs and interests of all our children and for all to learn and achieve their highest attainment.
We have used a topic based approach, grouping subjects around a theme. This will provide children the opportunity to develop their skills in different subjects and deepen their understanding by making links. Additionally, it will provide a purpose to their learning and enable in-depth enquiry.
Some subjects, or areas within a subject, do not naturally fit within a topic and are, therefore, taught in a discrete way. An example of this is our teaching of R.E. (religious education) which is based on the locally agreed syllabus. Children learn about the six major faiths of Christianity, Islam, Buddhism, Judaism, Sikhism and Hinduism.
Tolerance, respect and British values are promoted throughout the curriculum, wherever possible.
We believe that educational visits are a vital part of children’s learning. Therefore, each topic is enhanced by visits, visitors or events which will further the children’s understanding, stimulate their enthusiasm or celebrate their achievements. We also aim to broaden children’s experiences even further through a range of extra-curricular clubs, both after school and during lunch break.
E.Y.F.S. – NURSERY & RECEPTION
Children begin their learning journey following the Early Years Foundation Stage (E.Y.F.S.) curriculum. This is a very important stage of school life as it helps children get ready for school as well as laying the ‘foundations’ of the future learning and life chances. Their experience of early years’ education should be active, fun, exciting and safe. The children will be provided with opportunities to learn through their play and exploration; they will be encouraged to ‘have a go’.
The E.Y.F.S. Framework sets the standards that all early years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe.
Learning is planned to ensure coverage of all the Early Learning Goals:
Communication & Language
Personal, Social and Emotional Development
Understanding the World
Expressive Arts & Design
YEAR 1 to YEAR 6
We have organised the programmes of study laid out in the National Curriculum for years 1-6 into the following topics to ensure that learning is built upon what the children already know whilst challenging them to question, enjoy and achieve.
Each year group has a curriculum map which details what will be covered each term. To read our curriculum maps, please click on the links below.
Year 1 Autumn Term Year 1 Spring Term Year 1 Summer Term
Year 2 Autumn Term Year 2 Spring Term Year 2 Summer Term
Year 3 Autumn Term Year 3 Spring Term Year 3 Summer Term
Year 4 Autumn Term Year 4 Spring Term Year 4 Summer Term
Year 5 Autumn Term Year 5 Spring Term Year 5 Summer Term
Year 6 Autumn Term Year 6 Spring Term Year 6 Summer Term
Each term, these curriculum maps are transformed by the teachers into topic webs which include some of the key experiences which will enabling them to ensure highly stimulating learning that is personalised to the needs and interests of the children in their class.
For more information of the programmes of study for each subject, please click on the links below.