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Marsden Junior School Curriculum Intent Statement

At Marsden Junior School we aim to provide a conceptually rich and fully immersive curriculum that is relevant, challenging and engaging for every child.   We commit to immersing the children in a wide range of creative contexts that inspire engagement, excitement and a love of learning. These learning experiences will be purposeful and designed to connect with local and global concepts. Every child is recognised as a unique individual and we celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local traditions and learn new skills to enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year.

We will provide a safe and inclusive environment that will open-up the potential of each child.  We will co-construct a curriculum that values and supports emotional and social growth.  Our curriculum will be enriched by spiritual, moral, social and cultural themes. These themes will inform creative, enquiry led learning experiences throughout every child’s learning adventures at Marsden Junior School. This way, we feel more able to balance teaching for the tests of life, with teaching to the test. 

The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives, where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.  We use our values of Respect, Integrity, Teamwork and Aspiration (RITA) to promote positive attitudes to learning. These reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.

Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to a supportive community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

The curriculum is designed to give all learners the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.