Our curriculum is bespoke; informed and underpinned by research. It was designed by staff and the Senior Leadership Team to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and beyond as well as the needs of our community.
Our aim is to provide a curriculum that raises children's personal aspirations by providing them with the skills, knowledge, understanding and vocabulary to realise their ambitions. Our aim is to help our children to be considerate, adaptable, to be creative problem solvers, to be the generation of planet-savers.
Through the teaching of our curriculum it is our ambition that: Children will achieve high academic success, the ability to assimilate future knowledge quickly, to make connections with past and future learning and to converse with confidence at the highest levels.
Our curriculum is built on five core principles:
|HOW will this impact on our children now and in their future?
|All children can read by end of KS1
Reading is the gateway to all other learning.
The curriculum in KS1 will have a focus on reading, writing and maths because we recognise that children cannot access the more intense KS2 curriculum and beyond without a good working knowledge and understanding in these areas.
|The teaching of an expansive relevant vocabulary
|Mayfield children are effective communicators. The students converse confidently with a range of audiences in a variety of academic and social contexts. Children are equipped with a rich, diverse vocabulary that helps to unlock their ability to express their ideas in different contexts and lays the foundations for future academic and vocational success.
|The teaching of subject specific Disciplinary Knowledge
|Children are resilient and are able to transfer their knowledge to new experiences and contexts to achieve the best outcome. When faced with a new problem or situation, they make connections, manipulate knowledge, draw on their experience and apply a range of creative and practical strategies and applications to solve it.
|The teaching of Substantive Knowledge
|Children are able to make sense of new learning by drawing on prior knowledge and making connections. Thus, they have the ability to converse and study at high academic levels now, in their next stage of academic development and in their future.
|The teaching of Mayfield Values and British Values
|Children have a strong sense of identity and unity across our school and in their wider community. Children will be equipped to make decisions that reduce personal risk particularly in a growing world of uncertainty. Children, as responsible citizens of Modern Britain, will make informed choices that respect and protect themselves, society, the planet and their global futures.