Our Curriculum Intent
At Mendip Green Primary School, our curriculum is challenging and ambitious, promoting passion and resilience. It is progressively sequenced to allow children to build upon prior knowledge, and develop an overarching narrative of the subjects we teach. We endeavour to provide rich and first-hand learning opportunities that will take children beyond their everyday experiences. In turn, children will develop a strong work ethic and interpersonal skills as well as becoming independent, creative and critical thinkers.
Within our school community, we celebrate and welcome differences: every child is recognised as a unique individual. Our curriculum is relevant and accessible to all learners, yet adaptable to ensure inclusivity. We believe every child deserves a challenging, broad and balanced curriculum that is underpinned by teaching of the basic knowledge, skills, concepts and values that they will need to become proficient both academically and socially.
We strive to engage children in their learning through promoting curiosity, imagination and a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We endeavour to ensure all of our children feel happy and safe to explore the unfamiliar and ask questions. We promote a growth mind-set and are invested in guiding children as they develop the values and skills required to take responsibility for their own learning, both now and in the future.
Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to a tight-knit community where they have had the confidence and skills to make decisions, reflect upon their choices and make connections. Our children will be well-equipped and prepared to continue their learning journey within a dynamic, diverse and ever-changing world. Through the curriculum at Mendip Green, all children, especially disadvantaged children, will be equipped with the powerful knowledge and skills they need to succeed.
Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural Development
- the world we aspire to create for the children in our care and the world the children wish to have for their future
- the education we aspire to provide for the children at Mendip Green
We use SMSC as a vehicle to promote Fundamental British Values
- the rule of law
- individual liberty
- mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs and for those without faith
An Inclusive Curriculum
Mendip Green’s curriculum is designed to be inclusive of the needs of each individual child. We endeavour to ensure that appropriate provision and challenge is in place for every child irrespective of their starting point so they make progress throughout their time with us.
We are an inclusive school with a wide range of SEND needs across our school community. Many different adaptations are made to ensure that our curriculum and pedagogy are appropriate for the age and developmental stage of each child, both in the classroom and if they are accessing one of our SEND Hubs. Individual provision and alternative curriculums are tailored to each child so that they can engage in classroom activities and work alongside their peers as well as becoming increasingly confident and independent learners.
Within our school community, we have many children with social, emotional and mental health needs. Our provision ensures that we can react to the changing needs of our children whilst also being proactive and anticipating adaptations and support that our children may need. Our pastoral support includes individualised plans for children, nurture, social skills support, mentoring, support for parents and carers and access to our dedicated team of Pupil and Family Support Workers.
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Our Curriculum Rationales
Our curriculum provides children with opportunities to view the world from different perspectives, helping them to understand that a geographer would view the same landscape through a different lens than a poet, a historian, an artist...
By providing children with the chance to look at the world from these varying viewpoints, they will become immersed in the role of an expert in each field. Children will know the National Curriculum subjects as disciplines to be studied and as fields of knowledge that can shape their outlook now and in the future. In addition, they will understand the role of people who work in these fields, appreciating their contributions, knowing that they could, should they wish to, have a career in any of these subjects in the future.