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Thank you to Mama Bonito for teaching Maple pupils how to make authentic Italian pizzas. https://t.co/hHKTu5kDSx


Reminder that we close at 12pm tomorrow for BMAT-wide staff training. Swimmers can be collected at 12:30pm.


Year 2 have been using The Expandables to help them write good sentences. Daisy had this idea to improve their sentences with the use of adverbs. https://t.co/C6jqEw8GJU


We all need a helping hand sometimes, and sometimes we ARE the helping hand. https://t.co/QlLY2ETaNA


Excellent Wellness at Work session this evening on Yoga and Meditation. Staff who took part were beaming by the end of it. Thank you for arranging it


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Reminder of tomorrow’s Wellness at Work session from 4-5.30pm for all BMAT staff https://t.co/Sy91vmKv5L


Yes, yes and yes again! https://t.co/u3Vm05omo9


We are so glad to be part of this. Moderation at its best. https://t.co/QP4DKX5lIK


Aspen did us all proud today when they took part in the dance festival at Bentfield Primary School. https://t.co/3T5W01rxuo


Maple pupils are in the Red Nose Day spirit, coming to school with crazy hair! Thank you to families for donating to and raising awareness of the incredible work they do in the UK and around the world. https://t.co/ksbyCUtdxl


We urge you to include Primary schools in this excellent initiative. https://t.co/NCqeX3dbIC


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Thank you to CEO Helena Mills for her keynote at this evenings Harlow and Epping Forest ITT Networking Event https://t.co/sjvd7Xy9cW


It’s a fantastic read and great for getting teachers to talk about the curriculum rather than traditional staff meetings about business matters! https://t.co/Ew0OEJsIGQ


There’s nothing like the love between a child and their parents. https://t.co/9Hq14u7NdV


Young children were put through their paces by a former athlete. Long jumper Ezekiel Ewulo visited Magna Carta Primary Academy and led an intensive training session for each class. https://t.co/0ZRLNj1qnK https://t.co/YKa4SjLTU6


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Teachers are at the forefront of school life but it’s so important to appreciate those behind the scenes: office staff, kitchen staff, business managers, caretakers etc. they are, in my opinion, the backbone of any good school. 👏🏻


New reading strategies have been launched as part of World Book Day. Magna Carta Primary Academy used the themed day as an opportunity to further promote reading in school. https://t.co/JPlSNW5f9d https://t.co/JCwtV3QfDq


We dropped everything to read yesterday.From next week, pupils can come to the library during lunchtime on Mondays,Wednesdays & Fridays to read.We want to create a role play area in the library & need dressing up clothes. If you have any to spare, please bring them to the office. https://t.co/kJK2m55yUq


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Our Approach to the Curriculum

The table below demonstrates our approach to the curriculum. We always start with the grammar (or knowledge). We then give plenty of opportunities for pupils to practise using their knowledge; this is the dialectic. Finally, once pupils are secure in their knowledge, we ask them to communicate it in different ways; this is the rhetoric. This is the Trivium approach to curriculum.


(the knowledge- learn facts and skills)


(questioning, thinking, practising, arguing, exploring)


(communicating the knowledge- expressing and articulating)




  • Retention
  • Recall
  • Repetition
  • Low stakes testing
  • Build cultural capital
  • Debate
  • Question
  • Challenge
  • First hand experience
  • Experiment
  • Enquiry
  • Problem solving
  • Critical evaluation
  • Structured speech
  • Perform
  • Make things
  • Showcase products of learning
  • Contribute to discourse about shared valued




  • Multiple choice
  • ‘Show me’ on mini whiteboards
  • Tests of memory and recall


  • Pair/Share
  • Deeper questioning
  • Complex dialogue between teachers and pupils
  • Peer dialogue and assessment
  • Essays
  • Performances
  • Mastery teaching


As an academy, we have to make difficult choices about what to include in our curriculum and what to leave out. The English and Mathematics curricula follow the National Curriculum models. There is a rationale for teaching each unit of work in the wider curriculum. Furthermore, it should be clear how each unit of work promotes, achieves or contributes to the following:

How does this unit of work promote the following?

Curriculum Drivers: How does this unit of work support a broad and balanced curriculum?

How does this unit of work contribute to the spiritual, moral, social and cultural development of pupils?

Fundamental British Values

Knowledge of the World

Spiritual development

Teaching the Prevent strategy

Enterprise and Aspiration

Moral development

Teaching pupils how to stay safe

Investigation and Enquiry

Social development

Promoting healthy living

Local, National and Global

Cultural development

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