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Markington Church of England Primary & Nursery School  

Curriculum Statement

Our curriculum has been carefully designed, planned and organised to ensure that children are intellectually engaged, motivated to learn, and achieve a deeper level of understanding - in all subject areas.  It is our firm belief that the substance of our education prepares children for the challenges they will face in life and the next stage of their education.  

Our school lies in the heart of this small, rural community and knowing the barriers faced by our pupils, enables us to utilise the challenges being a small school offers, to provide bespoke learning, firmly anchored in the Early Years Framework and the National Curriculum.  We encourage our pupils to show tolerance, empathy and generosity towards difference.  Our curriculum design helps our children to become:

  • Effective communicators
  • Good listeners
  • Respectful and tolerant members of the community
  • Curious and aspirational young people
  • Knowledgeable learners

Our research-led 'Learning Powers' help children to focus on the key elements of effective learning, and strategies are taught and rewarded, to encourage children to become 'learners':

  • L - Language
  • E - Enquiring
  • A - Aim High
  • R - Resiliance
  • N - 'Kn'ow how you learn

Click here to learn more about our 'Learning Powers'

To read our full Curriculum Intent Statement - click here

If you would like to know more information about our curriculum please contact Mrs Lyman by clicking here

We comply with the Equality Act 2010 please click here to find out more, and click here to find out more about how we support pupils with Special Educational Needs.

Our Curriculum Design

In KS1 & 2 our curriculum is planned on a carefully constructed rolling program, rooted in the National Curriculum for England; the North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for RE; the DFE Statutory Framework for the Early Years.  History and geography provide the termly/half termly context, to enable children to develop clear progressive knowledge across all subjects.

We provide a broad and balanced education which engages and motivates children to succeed. 

From September 2022, we have fully implemented our strengthed curriculum. This is shown below as 'LTP on one page/EYFS overview'.  In 2021-2022 our curriculum was adapted to support children's return to school post-covid, and our new curriculum was phased in. We have called this year 'Covid Year D'.  

For more information about specific subjects, please see our individual subject pages on the left hand side tabs.

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