Curriculum Vision

Our Curriculum Vision

Milton Primary Academy aims to provide a creative, inclusive, challenging and real-world curriculum that inspires future thinkers, innovators and problem solvers in an immersive  environment that stimulates curiosity and supports high-quality learning. Our curriculum has been designed to ensure that all learners fulfil their potential academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. Working in partnership with families and communities, we aim to expose learners to opportunities beyond their immediate locality and develop attitudes that will enable them to succeed as lifelong learners in the big, wide world.

Our Curriculum Aims

Our key aim is to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn, to enjoy and to achieve.

We follow the National Curriculum and this identifies the subjects and content that we should teach. Within this framework however, we have the flexibility to interpret the subject content and plan to meet the needs and interests of our children both now and for the future.

National Curriculum: Key Stage 1 and 2 Framework Document (2013)

To provide a vibrant, happy and safe environment in which all people share positive experiences and feel valued.

We encourage and stimulate the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all our pupils. Our curriculum builds on pupils’ strengths, interests and experiences and develops children’s confidence in their capacity to learn, work independently and to work collaboratively.

To assist everyone in acquiring the knowledge to learn independently, interdependently and work as a team.

We place great importance on the development of a knowledge-rich curriculum based around English, maths, computing and problem-solving to ensure that pupils have the required knowledge to interact successfully with their peers. Our curriculum design is  mapped to ensure that exposure to knowledge helps our learners to improve their own learning and performance through working collaboratively.

To help each child adopt healthy lifestyles with a sound knowledge and understanding of the factors that affect their physical and mental health and emotional well-being

We place a high priority on developing pupils’ physicality, self-esteem and emotional well-being. We encourage them to recognise the importance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and keeping themselves and others safe. We promote happy, effective relationships that are based on respect for themselves and for others.

To help each child develop a good understanding of right and wrong, respect and treat each other as equals and become decent and responsible citizens

We do this through teaching knowledge and understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural heritages of Britain’s diverse society and of the local, national, European, Commonwealth and global dimensions of pupils’ lives. We want everyone in our academy to understand and appreciate their own and different beliefs and cultures, and how these influence our communities.

To encourage confidence and high aspirations so everyone realises their full potential and talents

We provide rich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge and to showcase their understanding. Doing so enables our pupils to think creatively and critically, to solve problems and to make a difference for the better.

To provide experiences that enable pupils and staff to develop tolerance, perseverance, determination and resourcefulness

We promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, in particular, the differences between right and wrong, and that we have rights but also responsibilities. We want everyone in our academy to be responsible and caring citizens who make positive contributions to communities.