Margaret Wix Primary School
Excellence, Creativity, Individuality!
THE NATIONAL CURRICULUM
We follow the National Curriculum. The curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects, at all key stages.
CURRICULUM INTENT AND IMPLEMENTATION
We have created a curriculum bespoke to our school. We call our carefully planned curriculum and the way we have matched it to our children and our context, The Wix Way, ensuring that every child is inspired by their learning on a daily basis. Year group specific curriculum information can be found on our class pages. If you would like more information about the curriculum, please speak to one of the class teachers or contact the school.
The map below provide parents/carers with the opportunity to see what the children are covering in class throughout the three terms. This document is reviewed termly.
LEARNING POWERS AND VALUES
Every Monday afternoon in assembly the children are introduced to our JIGSAW skill of the week which is embedded within our PSHE lessons and the winner is spotted by the children.
Alongside these skills we have our school LEARNING POWERS AND VALUES which were voted for by the children. The class teachers remind children about the learning powers and values throughout the week and a child who has shown these skills is presented with an award in our Friday Celebration Assembly. Each month, the children vote for the learning super hero of the week and a cup is awarded in assembly by our Behaviour Minister from our Pupil Parliament.
Our learning powers and values are also embedded within our day-to-day teaching.
PROGRESSION OF SKILLS
The documents below provide parents with information about the skills covered across the school in a range of areas.
At Margaret Wix Primary School we look to promote fundamental British values as part of social, moral, spiritual and cultural provision. Children are encouraged to develop these through the Junior Citizenship Challenge which is aimed especially at our pupils in Key Stage Two. Head over to our Pupil Leadership page to find out more.
CULTURAL CAPITAL AT MARGARET WIX PRIMARY SCHOOL
What does Cultural Capital mean at Margaret Wix Primary School?
Every child and family who joins our setting will have their own knowledge and experiences that will link to their culture and wider family. This might include: languages, beliefs, traditions, cultural and family heritage, interests, travel and work.
Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients children will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.
Cultural capital gives power. It helps children achieve goals, become successful, and rise up the social ladder without necessarily having wealth or financial capital. Cultural capital is having assets that give children the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.
Ofsted define cultural capital as…
“As part of making the judgement about the quality of education, inspectors will consider the extent to which schools are equipping pupils with the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life.
Our understanding of ‘knowledge and cultural capital’ is derived from the following wording in the national curriculum: ‘It is the essential knowledge that pupils need to be educated citizens, introducing them to the best that has been thought and said and helping to engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.’ “
At Margaret Wix Primary School, children benefit from a flexible curriculum that builds on what they understand and know already. We believe that exposure, not only to culture but also to situations in which the children might not have previous experiences of, is of paramount importance to their ongoing successes.
Gradually widening children’s experiences as they progress through school is an important step in providing rich and engaging learning across the curriculum. We plan carefully for children to have progressively richer experiences in nursery and beyond. These include trips to the local park, shops and visits to places of worship, museums, sports, visitors to school, and music venues just to name a few.