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Our Curriculum

Our aim is to make Middleton's curriculum as exciting, engaging, relevant and creative as we possibly can. We are proud to be a UNICEF Rights Respecting School and promote these principles in all our interactions and through our curriculum.

We strive to ensure that all learning is given a context, teaching through a cross curricular topic approach. This means the children can access a variety of learning opportunities that cover the National Curriculum subjects but are linked to one main theme. Some subjects, most notably Maths, will still be taught discretely unless there is an obvious link to aspects of the topic.

Daily maths lessons are taught using the 'Maths No Problem' mastery philosophy. This is an evidence-based approach to teaching maths that develops children's mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning. This enables children to develop a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of maths.

We aim for our curriculum topics to:

  • Generate interest, curiosity and a thirst for learning.
  • Foster a love of literature through our book-based topics.
  • Include real-life, practical and outdoor learning experiences.
  • Promote children's independence and ability to take ownership of their learning.
  • Create opportunities to link with our Rights Respecting Schools, International Schools and Eco Schools work.

The following links provide an overview of our current curriculum, along with our MFL, Music, RE and RSE frameworks and One Day Wonder festivals calendar:

How we teach Relationships and Sex Education (RSE) at Middleton


Our new policy was approved by the Governing Body in June 2020: