Our curriculum is engaging, exciting and innovative. It encompasses and celebrates all curriculum areas and helps to ensure that our children develop the knowledge and skills they need to excel.
We want our children to become creative and curious citizens of the world, who ask thought-provoking questions which shapes their learning and enables them to develop into independent thinkers and learners. Each year, learning progressively builds on the knowledge and understanding of the previous year and promotes creative links across the full breadth of subject areas.
Subject Leaders have worked together to craft a curriculum with clear outcomes and high expectations of all staff, pupils and parents. Our curriculum progressively builds on the knowledge and understanding of key PSHE and Religious Education concepts.
Our overarching themes of (Responsibility, Influence and Impact, Location (RIIL) help our children to develop deeper knowledge and understanding by offering opportunities to link, review and put knowledge into context across a range of subjects.
Vocabulary is important to us. We have created opportunities to improve our children's vocabulary, support 'sticky' knowledge and aid retention of information by our unique knowledge organisers and learning banks.
Our Broad and Balanced Curriculum
Our aim is to provide our children with a substantial, broad and balanced curriculum, which ensures that they are fully immersed in knowledge, vocabulary and experiences relevant to the world in which they live. Our curriculum looks to include, across all its subjects, a breadth of reading, writing, language and maths skills which recognise the benefits of creating direct links to enrich our pupils' subject learning and increased enjoyment in all subjects.
Our broad curriculum provides our children with the opportunities to learn about themselves, their community, their values and the wider world to ensure they can make the most of it. If you want to find out more about how we plan and implement our curriculum, take a look at our curriculum area pages. These have been written by out subject leaders.
Active Citizens of the World
Our starting point was to look at what we what our children to be.
We want them to be Global Citizens:
Healthy and Active
Safe and Nurtured
Included and Respected
Reach their individual potential
The Joy Of Not Knowing
"The Joy of Not Knowing (JONK) is a values-led philosophy of education and of school leadership that removes barriers and worries associated with not knowing or with findings things difficult by creating a learning to learn culture and ethos in schools where everyone perceives that anything and everything is possible."
At MIJS we want our children to be curious, creative, collaborative, reflective, resourceful and resilient. We want our children to be able to analyse the world around them and contribute positively to society.
We want our children to gain specific knowledge in each curriculum subject that builds up over time. Knowledge organisers play a useful role in this.