In line with the DFE guidance on a broad and balanced curriculum released in July 2021, Milefield Primary School's curriculum is designed to ensure there is breadth but also allows the prioritisation of missed content in core subjects, including key knowledge, skills, vocabulary and concepts.
Our approach to the Modern Foreign Language Curriculum is taught discretely outside of topic time to ensure depth and rigour, whilst being underpinned by the accelerated learning approach to teaching and learning. At Milefield we provide children with the experience of learning French by utilising the key concepts, principles and themes from the National Curriculum. The HCAT progression of skills documents support this and ensure that children are progressing upon previously taught skills each year.
The Accelerated Learning Cycle, based on the work of Alastair Smith, is applied in all lessons. Implementation of accelerated learning, supported by EEF metacognition research, has ensured the pace of learning is appropriate and has enabled pupils to secure rapid and sustained progress. This supports all learners with the nature of how teachers facilitate this in lessons and offer and scaffold learning where needed and challenge learners when appropriate to their learning.
This is applied to all areas of our curriculum
Formative assessment is ongoing throughout each lesson. It judges progress and enables the teacher to make flexible adaptations to their planned teaching.
Through this regular ongoing assessment, tasks are matched to the ability of each child through differentiated activities, adult support, thus providing a level of challenge that is stimulating for pupils and questioning skills.
Insight is used as a summative assessment for foundation subjects. The knowledge and skills-based curriculum is regularly highlighted to identify any gaps or misconceptions to be addressed or passed onto the following teachers.
Our Progressive Skills Document