To support our children’s learning, each year group will study a range of topics throughout the school year. We work very hard to make these topics engaging and innovative and all of our children find them great fun to be involved with. Each of the topics is closely linked with the National Curriculum to ensure that the children leave the school with a solid foundation for further study.
We pride ourselves on being a thinking school where the children are encouraged to think out of the box and ask lots of questions so our new curriculum is based on the principles of ‘The Learning Challenge’ Curriculum which promotes the same ethos.
Providing a broad and balanced curriculum which inspires our children as learners is important to us at Mawsley C.P School and this year we have rearranged how this looks.
‘Discover’ is the theme for our Autumn Term. Each year group from years one to six will be discovering their history curriculum which will in turn then be the driver for our other curriculum subjects. During this term our brain boost project will involve the children discovering the outside. Look out for changes in our grounds as the children help to brighten up the outside areas and use their green fingers to get planting. The community day for this term will see us come together as a school for Remembrance Day.
‘Explore’ is the theme for Spring Term with each year group from one to six ‘exploring’ their geography curriculum which, again will in turn then be the driver for our other curriculum areas. During this term our brain boost project will involve the children exploring something new. Each teacher in years one to five will design a masterclass that each child will have an opportunity to attend meaning the children learn a new skill and work with a new adult each week. The community days for this term will involve us exploring our maths skills and delving into the word of books.
‘Create’ is the theme for our Summer Term and will be created by the children themselves. Their inspiration will either be an area of interest identified as a year group or from a national or world event that will enthuse our children and develop them as citizens. Our brain boost project will encourage children and staff to ‘create the best me’. Culminating in a celebration at our party in the park event!
Each new theme starts and ends with a ‘wow’ week (‘wow’ is an acronym for ‘Week of Wonder’) to engage the children in their new learning and then bring their topic to an exciting end. During a ‘wow’ week the children explore their creativity further through their art, DT and music curriculum as well as exploring poetry and maths problem solving through their theme. The best way to describe the atmosphere in school during a ‘wow’ week is simply ‘buzzing’ the added bonus is that the school generally receives a full makeover following a ‘wow’ week where we are able to display lots of what the children have created.