Statement of Intent:
Olney Middle School is a CARING school. It is our vision that our children are curious, inspired, and aspirational, develop a passion for learning and achieve without fear. As staff and governors, it is our role to support, guide and work with the community to ensure all the children in our care have the opportunity to fulfil our vision through our core values:
C – Co-operative A – Ambitious R – Resilient I – Integrity N – Neighbourly G – Gracious
It is our intention to develop:
- our learner’s learning,
- the character of our learners,
- behaviours and habits to become effective learners,
- the moral compass of our learners.
Statement of Implementation:
Using the National Curriculum as our starting point, we have developed a thematic approach to delivering the curriculum which is embellished further by clearly thought out progression of skills and knowledge for all subject areas. Our curriculum follows IFTLs curriculum principles and are followed through a pupils learning journey across the four years. However, at the heart of this, is children being exposed to high quality experiences and children being immersed into their learning with visits or off timetable days of discovery. Parents and outside specialists come into school to help at regular opportunities to help bolster our offer and deepen the experiences further. Children have one topic book per term in which to record their curriculum journey and each one is individualised to each child in our school. Having a single book for the wider curriculum strengthens the message that our curriculum is ‘built in’ and not ‘bolted on’. We are Romans, Greeks, robots and scientists, morning, noon and night. We really do ‘dive right in!’
Additionally, we begin each topic with a stunning start and end with a fabulous finish which is an opportunity for the children to showcase their work to their parents and where appropriate, the local community.
To really bring the topics to life, the classroom environments are stimulating and immersive and homework is designed to further encourage the children to delve deeper into their particular topics.
Alongside effective teaching, target setting and focussed assessment, curriculum organisation ensures all learners have the opportunity to participate and wider needs are supported.
|Topic 1||Topic 2||Topic 3||Topic 4|
|Year 3||Scrapheap Challenge||H2 Woah||Hakuna Mutata||I do like to be beside the Seaside|
|Year 4||Amasia||Epic Empires||Incredible Industry||All the Fun of the Fair|
|Year 5||To Infinity and Beyond!||Eureka||Dragon Dynasty||Circles of Life|
|Year 6||May the Norse be with you!||Tiempo de Fiesta||Peace in our Time?||Survival of the Fittest|
The following documents show how the new National Curriculum is applied at Olney Middle School, by subject and by Year group (NB for RE we follow the Milton Keynes Locally Agreed RE syllabus):
|Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|Autumn 1||Scrapheap Challenge||Amasia||Space||May the Norse be with you|
|Autumn 2||Scrapheap Challenge||Epic Empires||Eureka||Tiempo de Fiesta|
|Year 3||Year 4||Year 5||Year 6|
|Autumn 1||Scrapheap Challenge||Amasia||To Infinity and Beyond||May the Norse be with You|
|Autumn 2||Robots||Epic Empires||Eureka||Tiempo de Fiesta|
For more information about any aspects of the curriculum, please contact your child’s class teacher.