At Milton Court we use quality texts to teach English, focusing on a variety of genres across the year to ensure adequate coverage of writing skills. This ensures that all writing has purpose and fully engages the children whilst exposing them to the rich literary culture that exists in modern Britain.
At Milton Court we use the Letters and Sounds Programme to deliver phonics, the full document detailing this is reached by clicking the below link.
At Milton Court we have introduced a Mastery approach to mathematics. We follow the long term planning from the White Rose Maths Hub and supplement teaching with a range of additional materials and resources.
Milton Court uses the Kent Scheme for Science. This approach is very practical in nature and is aligned to the 2014 National Curriculum.
As a whole school, we cover the foundation elements of the curriculum using a creative approach based around the "Cornerstones Curriculum".
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
The four stages of learning in the Cornerstones Curriculum.
Milton Court uses the Love to Celebrate units from Cornerstones to cover the programmes of study for Religious Education. This approach ensures that the children experience the major world religions and the festivals that they celebrate across their time in school. These units also ensure that all the statutory requirements for RE are met.
The government has made it compulsory that Relationship Education is taught at primary school. This is to put in place the building blocks needed for positive and safe relationships of all kinds. This will start with family and friends, how to treat each other with kindness, and recognising the difference between online and offline friendships.
The government recommend that Sex Education be taught in primary schools where it is tailored to the age, physical and emotional maturity of the pupils. Our Relationship and Sex Policy includes the curriculum overview and sequence of lessons for the scheme that we will be using.
You cannot withdraw your child from Relationships Education because it is important that all children receive this content, covering topics such as friendships and how to stay safe. If you do not want your child to take part in some or all of the lessons on Sex Education, you can ask that they are withdrawn. The head teacher must grant this request. We ask that you discuss with us your reasons for this. The science curriculum also includes content on human development, including reproduction, which there is no right to withdraw from.