The ‘REFLECT’ curriculum at The Mease will challenge and stimulate our children into asking searching questions, shape their learning and enable them to develop into independent critical thinkers and learners. The curriculum is based around a new text every half term. This allows for vocabulary to be developed and a love of books and literature to be developed at an early age. The delivery of the curriculum will have a strong emphasis on talk, active learning and project based.
Building resilience is crucial in ensuring that our children are lifelong learners and have a positive mental health and well-being. Children will be helped to develop a growth-mindset, believing that with hard work and determination, anything can be achieved.
Varied enrichment opportunities will be provided to all children to consistently enhance their learning experiences and at least one visit or visitor will be used to enhance the curriculum each half term. Our curriculum offers opportunities to inspire creativity, curiosity and build aspirations. It is extremely important to us that the curriculum unlocks potential in all of children and allows them to flourish.
Developing the holistic child is of upmost importance and, with this in mind, we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which encompasses academic subjects, sport, music and spiritual, moral, social and cultural education.
Children will learn a foreign language and this will be enhanced through the study of at least one book per year written in a different country. This may be an African folktale, a Japanese picture book or a Chinese traditional story.
Using our connections, we will aim to set up safe internet links to schools in faraway places so that children can learn first-hand about the lives of peers in different continents.
At The Mease we aim to achieve and sustain the highest standards of behaviour. We want children’s experiences of school to be enjoyable, safe, secure and rewarding. We believe this will teach, encourage and embed the behavioural skills and attitudes necessary for success in learning and life.
In Reception, children will follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum with a focus on learning through purposeful play, phonics, books and literacy. The learning will be child-led and based upon questions arising from natural curiosity and interests. Good use will be made of outdoor learning with opportunities to develop reading, writing and numeracy skills woven through all activities.
The curriculum will be full of ‘WOW’ moments so that learning is real, exciting, fun and challenging. The organisation of the curriculum will allow time for flexible and deep learning, for children to spend whole afternoons on one particular piece of learning and to carry out investigations, hear from experts, use outdoor learning and go on visits.
Home-School partnerships are crucial in allowing our children to reflect and flourish, therefore parents will be regularly informed of their child’s learning, will be invited to join their children in lessons and will be encouraged to attend workshops enabling them to help support learning at home. We will use Class Dojo to make meaningful communications home and to share personal achievements.
We aim to put community at the heart of our school and of our teaching and learning by encouraging involvement with the locality; this will add an extra dimension to our children’s learning.