In line with the DFE guidance on a broad and balanced curriculum released in July 2021, the curriculum of Milefield Primary School 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. Topics are carefully planned to enhance cultural capital are evident and wider experiences are given to all children.
At Milefield Primary School, we deliver the curriculum through a topic, thematic-based approach, underpinned by the accelerated learning approach to teaching, learning and progress. This skills and knowledge led Curriculum (which covers History, Geography, Art and Design, Design and Technology, ICT ) is derived from the National Curriculum and enables children to grow and develop to succeed in 21st century Britain. This knowledge and skills based curriculum allows a creative way of teaching and learning, enabling us to move away from discrete lessons into a more meaningful, engaging, topic based approach for the curriculum ensuring children know more and remember more.
A variety of subjects are still taught discretely through the week: Science; RE; PSHCE; MFL; PE and Music. However, links to the thematic approach are encouraged if at all possible.