The curriculum is the totality of pupils’ learning experiences. At Mansel Primary, we believe that our curriculum should be broad, balanced, engaging and relevant and meet the needs of all of the children. Due to the Coronavirus pandemic, and therefore the closure of school to many of our children during the Summer term 2020, we have reviewed our curriculum and have designed a recovery curriculum with the aim that children will be back on track with their learning as soon as possible. The documents below explain the rationale and reasoning behind the design of our recovery curriculum at Mansel Primary.
The rationale for the curriculum at Mansel Primary is inspired by and reflects our vision to create emotionally happy and resilient learners who are excited by what the world has to offer them and by the skills they are able to offer to the world. We want to provide for them the skills that will enable them to become socially mobile: equipping them with the potential to achieve their dreams and aspirations, whatever they may be. We aim to provide many and varied opportunities for all children, no matter their need or interest or preferences: music, sport, arts, humanities and science are all encouraged and explored.
We aim to create learners for life by ensuring that our curriculum is relevant and purposeful and prepares children for the next stages of their education and beyond. Special weeks, such as ‘Healthy Week’, teach children skills they can apply to tasks and their lives beyond school.
Careful analysis and discussion about our pupils’ backgrounds, life experiences and culture has helped us to design a curriculum which provides them with the necessary skills to become socially mobile and to be valued members of society.
We believe that by focusing on the following key priorities our children will be ready to successfully meet the challenges of the next stage of their education and their lives. Our curriculum priorities are:
All three of these curriculum priorities are underpinned by a focus on physical and emotional wellbeing.
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At Mansel Primary we adopt a thematic approach to learning, with PSHE at the centre.
The themes taught are chosen in order to be engaging and relevant to the children and may be subject to changes in order to match the needs of specific cohorts. The themes develop key skills in curriculum areas and are planned using our skills progression documents (which are based on the National Curriculum). To prevent the creation of tenuous links, discrete subjects are taught where necessary. The RE scheme of work follows the Sheffield Agreed Syllabus.
We are committed to the promotion of fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Teaching and learning at Mansel is built upon our vision of ‘Build, Belong, Believe’.
Within our school teachers commit to:
In order for high quality learning to take place, teachers will:
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