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Markington Church of England Primary & Nursery School  

Curriculum Intent Statement

We provide a curriculum which ensures that children are intellectually engaged, motivated to learn, and achieve a deeper level of understanding so that they will be able to use and apply skills and knowledge. It supports and encourages all children to achieve – and then have the resilience to strive for more.

We enable our pupils to leave Markington School as fluent readers, enabling them to ‘open the doors to other subjects’; moving from ‘learning to read’ to ‘reading to learn’, and we expose children to ambitious texts, broadening their literary heritage.

We want our children to be curious, asking questions and expressing opinions, in the appropriate time and manner, so they become active citizens - with a voice.

In our nurturing Church School, children are encouraged to recognise and find strategies to work harmoniously together, learning to solve disputes and manage their feelings appropriately, in preparation for life. We provide all children with a good education which allows them to thrive and flourish spiritually, academically and socially - whatever their start in life, helping them to achieve the highest possible outcomes.

We are determined to open children’s eyes to the possibilities available to them and is our firm belief that the substance of our education prepares children for the challenges they will face in life and the next stage of their education.

At the heart of our curriculum is our genuine desire to enable all children in our care to ‘to make full use of the gift God gave’ them, offering them the very best start in life.


To read our full Curriculum Statement which explains how we implement our intent, and the impact it has - click here

Click here to learn more about our 'Learning Powers'

If you would like to know more information about our curriculum please contact Mrs Lyman by clicking here

We comply with the Equality Act 2010 please click here to find out more, and click here to find out more about how we support pupils with Special Educational Needs.

Our Curriculum Design & Implementation

In KS1 & 2 our curriculum is planned on a carefully constructed rolling program, rooted in the National Curriculum for England; the North Yorkshire Agreed Syllabus for RE; the DFE Statutory Framework for the Early Years.  History and geography provide the termly/half termly context, to enable children to develop clear progressive knowledge across all subjects.

We provide a broad and balanced education which engages and motivates children to succeed. 

From September 2022, we have fully implemented our strengthed curriculum. This is shown below as 'LTP on one page/EYFS overview'.  In 2021-2022 our curriculum was adapted to support children's return to school post-covid, and our new curriculum was phased in. We have called this year 'Covid Year D'.  

For more information about specific subjects, please see our individual subject pages on the left hand side tabs.

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