Overview of the Curriculum EYFS, KS1 and Year 3
In Year R we follow the statutory requirements for the Early Years Curriculum and use the ‘Development Matters’ document
- Download: Development-Matters.pdf
In September 2015 a national baseline assessment for all Year R children was introduced and at Marlborough we use the Early Excellence Baseline Assessment. As part of their everyday practice practitioners build their knowledge of each child through their observations, interactions and every day activities. They use this professional knowledge to make a series of judgements about each child
Year One, Two and Three
In Year One, Two and Three we follow the statutory National Curriculum for English, Mathematics and all other subjects.
In all year groups we review and plan the curriculum learning for the following year and ensure that new learning and teaching is planned in line with the national curriculum.
- Download: PRIMARY_national_curriculum.pdf
The Education Act 1996 requires that religious education should be taught to all pupils except for those withdrawn at the wish of their parents. It should be taught in accordance with an agreed syllabus, which in the case of Marlborough Infant School (MIS) is ‘Living Difference III’.
Living Difference III, as the Agreed Syllabus for Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight, is the legal document to be followed for the teaching of religious education in Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and Isle of Wight schools.
It is the statutory framework which defines the matters, skills and processes to guide individual schools developing their curriculum for religious education.
This Agreed Syllabus is the basis on which the Standing Advisory Councils for Religious Education (SACREs) of Hampshire, Portsmouth, Southampton and the Isle of Wight and the Office for Standards in Education (Ofsted) will determine the effectiveness of the delivery of religious education
Aims and Purpose of RE within Marlborough Infant School (MIS)
As a Rights Respecting School our approach to Religious Education (RE) at MIS is consistent with The United Nations Convention of the Rights of the Child (CRC) in particular Articles 12, 14 and 30. We believe that RE enables children to develop knowledge and understanding of the values and beliefs of others as well as supporting their own spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
RE plays an important role in encouraging children to value themselves, their families, society and the environment in which they live.
Our aims when teaching RE include:
- To develop the ability and confidence to express one’s own values, beliefs and opinions.
- To develop the skills of enquiry and communication.
- To develop an understanding of how simple concepts affect one’s own life experiences and the experiences of others.
- To develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other major world religions