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Margaret Wix Primary School



We follow the National Curriculum. The curriculum contains the programmes of study and attainment targets for all subjects, at all key stages. 


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.


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. 


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. Across the curriculum, their are opportunities to teach pupils about British values at Margaret Wix, for example:



Class charters

Voting for Pupil Parliament members and House Captains

Eco Warriors

Voting for class stories

Trip to the Houses of Parliament

Pupil voice

Oracy curriculum encourages healthy debate and discussion about topical issues

The Rule of Law

PCSO visits

Crucial Crew trip

Trip to the Houses of Parliament

Class charters


Behaviour policy includes restorative justice

All staff are Herts Steps trained

Weekly PSHE lessons

Online safety curriculum promoting positive and safe use of digital technology

Weekly behaviour challenges

Individual Liberty

Sporting events within and between schools


Music concerts

Book week

Science week

Marvellous maths week

Wondrous writing week

Remarkable reading week

International week

Enterprise Day

Class assemblies

Outdoor learning

Aspirations day

House points and house challenges


Sunshine Club

Sports day

Junior citizenship challenge

Charity committee

Mutual respect for and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs

Learning powers and values


Anti-bullying week

Singing at a local residential home

International week

Whole-school pantomime

Weekly PSHE lessons

Weekly RE lessons

Outdoor learning days

Inclusive texts in our library and classrooms

Online safety curriculum promoting positive and safe use of digital technology

Languages spoken displayed in every classroom

Visitors from all faiths

Trips to places of worship

Black History Month

Children are also encouraged to develop British Values 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. 



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.

Personal Development:


  • Citizenship, Personal, Social and Health Education provision
  • Growth mindset strategies for the development of resilience
  • Support for transitions
  • Work to develop confidence e.g. role play, supporting peers, responsibilities, opportunities to perform
  • Activities focused on building self-esteem
  • Mental health & well-being provision
  • Nurture provision through targeted provision
  • Current affairs built into PSHE curriculum and reading sessions
  • Engagement in events to promote careers – Aspirations Day
  • Incorporating financial skills to the curriculum – Enterprise week for Year 6
  • Learning beyond the classroom – outdoor learning, extra -curricular activities , Forest School
  • Sustainability activities - wildflower meadow, towels in classrooms, reusing, energy saving, working with others. 

Social Development:

  • Personal, Social and Health Education provision
  • Pupil voice
  • Pastoral support from all staff
  • Nurture provision through targeted provision
  • Support from outside agencies
  • Roles and responsibilities eg, School Parliament, House Captains, Charity Committee
  • Volunteering and charitable work
  • Choir/music visits to local places
  • Extra-curricular clubs
  • Opportunities to perform in a range of contexts, eg music, sport, drama, class assemblies, concerts, plays
  • Engagement with people in the local community eg, authors, MPs, religious leaders, emergency crews
  • Sustainability activities - wildflower meadow, towels in classrooms, reusing, energy saving, working with others. 

Physical Development:


  • Physical Education curriculum
  • Weekly runs, weekly swimming
  • Wide range of sporting activities and
  • The PSHE programme, including strands on drugs, smoking and alcohol
  • Extra-curricular clubs related to sports and well-being
  • The celebration of sporting achievement including competitive sport
  • Activity-based residential visits
  • Design and technology units related to food preparation and nutrition including visits from experts

Moral Development:


  • Religious Education curriculum
  • School ethos and aims
  • Celebration assemblies and awards
  • Behaviour for learning policy and systems for promoting positive attitudes and behaviour eg, house points, learning ladders
  • Contributions to local, national and international charitable projects
  • Pupil voice opportunities eg School Parliament
  • Responsibilities across the school
  • Understanding cause and effect, making the right choices
  • Engagement in community events eg harvest festival collections for local food banks
  • Sustainability activities - wildflower meadow, towels in classrooms, reusing, energy saving, working with others. 

Cultural Development:


  • Citizenship education through PSHE
  • Arts education including music and drama connection with St Albans Music School and Haberdashers
  • Access to the languages and cultures of other countries through the geography and MFL curriculum
  • Promotion of racial equality and community cohesion through the school’s ethos, informing all policy and practice
  • Cultural diversity celebrations
  • Assemblies
  • Charity events
  • World Book Day
  • Choir, orchestra, music groups, concerts
  • International Week
  • Exposure to cultural opportunities eg, theatre, reading, museums, abbey
  • The curriculum and resources reflect the diversity of the school community eg, multi cultural toys, dolls with a range of skin tones, enhanced environment, books from different cultures with people of colour as the main characters, food condiments from around the world in the home corner
  • Multi faith festivals incorporated into assembly schedule
  • Displays showing people of colour in authority positions eg, authors, inspirational people

Spiritual Development: 


  • Religious Education Curriculum
  • Daily collective acts of reflection
  • Support for the expression of individual faiths
  • Wide range of opportunities for the appreciation and love of music
  • Meeting a variety of religious leaders