At Miserden Primary School we are passionate about creating an exciting and engaging creative curriculum for our children’s academic and personal development.Our aim is to ensure that pupils are excited by their learning, develop a love of learning and are able to develop a wide range of skills that they will be able to carry with them throughout life.
We offer a broad curriculum which reflects the skills, knowledge and understanding found in the new National Curriculum. A topic and skills based curriculum is followed throughout the school. In each class at least three topics are covered each year and, where possible, the skills found in each curriculum area are based on the topic. Teachers plan learning opportunities according to the needs and interests of the children and will often change planned lessons in response to pre-learning and children's requests.
The "Letters and Sounds" programmes are used to teach daily phonics. In Key Stage 1 the "Rigby Star" reading scheme is used and supplemented by additional reading material. Reading books are banded according to reading age.
As a Voluntary Aided Church School, our core values are interwoven into the curriculum. We recognise that our individual pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development is at the heart of their overall education and their ability to learn and achieve. We therefore aim to provide all pupils with positive, rewarding experiences through a planned and coherent curriculum that is founded upon our Christian values. We begin our school day with a daily act of collective worship and follow the Gloucester Diocese Syllabus and Understanding Christianity for teaching religious Education.
We believe that children learn best from collaborative activities, have experiences learned outside the classroom linked to the learning taking place within it. That is why where possible we contextualise learning so that it is not divorced from the real world.
We make the most of our rural setting by taking learning outdoors and throughout the year all classes take part in Forest School. Where possible we use the church links, locality and local community to support learning, working in partnership with parents and families to share expertise and experiences.
Parents receive information about the topic areas to enable them to have an understanding of what the children will be learning in each subject whilst a topic is being explored. Each class takes part in a range of experiences to enhance learning and these include educational visits, workshops and visitors. The pupils also take part in a range of themed days and weeks during the year.
There is so much more we can tell you about our curriculum – this is just a snapshot! Please do not hesitate to contact us if you require further information.