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Mountfitchet Castle

New arrivals today - doves have just hatched 🐣


Thank you to (Sudden Arrhythmic Death Syndrome) for the donation of a defibrillator. The training we received was excellent and we want this to be available to the . We have raised £300 of the £600 we need for a suitable outdoor container in which to store it. https://t.co/SKYptUqDu4


The reality of dementia is being explained to young children through an art project. Magna Carta Primary Academy has partnered with Volunteer Uttlesford to take part in numerous pieces of work together. https://t.co/Cjg0dkLTSt https://t.co/QVqeFBaiFD


Young sports stars competed against themselves to improve their health and ambitions. Year 1 and 2 pupils from Magna Carta Primary Academy took part in the Athletics Festival with other local schools. https://t.co/fIjP0hvZIq https://t.co/jVwOjOqnca


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Forest Hall School

A Stansted teenager is celebrating success at a regional public speaking contest. Brandon Gooding Monfries was one of 17 Year 10 students to reach the North Essex Regional Final of the Speak Out Challenge. https://t.co/mJaO8PK3Ol https://t.co/ftWUYLqhmt


A life cycle is happening right in front of the curious eyes of young children. Magna Carta Primary Academy has captured the attention of its Reception pupils by setting up a tank of tadpoles in their classroom. https://t.co/h8ikeAGpCS https://t.co/Qz52SOdDxh


It was so good working with you for the afternoon. Thank you for giving so much of your time and help.


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Miss McMullan

Happy 93rd birthday to this inspiring man! https://t.co/uzcyqTkoCh


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Welcome to Twitter ! Looking forward to seeing the achievements of the Eco club. https://t.co/tQ3StGrUlD


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Forest Hall School

With the GCSE exams starting on Monday please ensure your son/daughter looks after their mental health. We wish all students good luck! https://t.co/WQtvrgP9bp


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Teaching School

Join us tomorrow for a event. Find out about our various routes into a career in teaching! https://t.co/YgshalV8wi


Children who lack confidence to contribute in class are benefitting from a unique new form of sign language. Magna Carta Primary Academy has developed its own system to enable all pupils to give feedback during lessons. https://t.co/i7lEKc6A88 https://t.co/jFet96LYvP


Today pupils learned about the Islamic festival in assembly. Ramadan Mubarak to all our Muslim families.


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Today is very special... the Very Hungry Caterpillar is celebrating his 50th anniversary! It's the first book we remember getting from our nursery library 😍 In tribute to Eric Carle's creation, we're going to copy his meal plan (though hopefully not the stomach ache). https://t.co/SbYzZWWrbp


Congratulations to Prince Harry and Meghan. Wonderful news. https://t.co/jOnG9goQIG


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SF Said

Why do I write children's books? Because they're the most important books of all – the ones that make us readers & stay with us forever. And you can read them at any age. Children's books are really BOOKS FOR EVERYONE! https://t.co/I0v9rgIAfF (Art: Quentin Blake) https://t.co/RUKPFVVhmj


Athletics Festival https://t.co/GOmEU4Otyi


Thank you to the USSP for organising another great sports festival yesterday. https://t.co/iL3q9rFFZQ


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Penguin Books UK

’In the marvellous month of May when all the buds were bursting, then in my heart did love arise.’ Henirich Heine


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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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