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24/02/21

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Little Parndon Primary Academy in Harlow, Essex, have a vacancy for a Senior Co-Educator. For more information visit https://t.co/5dEs1hulv3 https://t.co/xvzG5zDlg7

04/02/21

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If teaching from home is leaving you with aches and pains, try Sarah Power's quick and easy chair yoga exercises https://t.co/jrEu74Dq0z

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04/02/21

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BMAT have vacancies for an IT Technician and a Senior IT Technician based in Harlow with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/tnjVlXa7rc

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30/01/21

Ambitious children have earned their classmates a visit from a published author. Pupils at Little Parndon Primary Academy, entered the Big Cat 1000 book competition which challenged them to decide what career a book character should have. https://t.co/CuqyQNSBwR https://t.co/YgdkTnPrcp

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29/01/21

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Out Now! The new issue of Latitude - The magazine for BMAT Schools, Parents and Communities. Read it online here - https://t.co/aqc2Xy6VVz https://t.co/Q0yot71LNk

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14/01/21

If your child is due to start primary school in September 2021 don’t forget to submit your application by Friday 15th January. https://t.co/1nddj0UKDE https://t.co/g6UYfVXhbo

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12/01/21

Parents have praised our remote learning package for children, describing the provision as “wonderful”, “incredible” and “excellent”. Pupils in Year 1 to 6 are receiving English, phonics, maths and foundation subject lessons both at home and in school. https://t.co/cJExXc3qqm https://t.co/ObLv7cs4HR

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30/12/20

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BMAT are recruiting a new team to support the mass testing for COVID19 across our secondary schools in Newham (London), Harlow & Epping (Essex) and Stansted (Essex). Full details and application info: https://t.co/GJjumrMOBP https://t.co/l1QBVVnarb

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16/12/20

A child who spent lockdown writing a book has received high praise – from children’s author and TV personality . Violet, Year 6 pupil at Little Parndon Primary Academy spent her time at home developing her story into an 11-chapter book. https://t.co/qDQKMBqemr https://t.co/BJERih7uMV

15/12/20

As we're currently unable to welcome you in to our school for tours, we'd like to invite you to watch our school overview video. You'll see Little Parndon Primary Academy in action and hear from our staff and pupils. Contact us: https://t.co/NdHSSuH4nE https://t.co/V0zh4pdT7C

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09/12/20

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Train to Teach with BMAT Education! A series of online events to help you get into teaching. For a full list of dates and links to join please visit https://t.co/wwbLPVwgYJ https://t.co/Or4B7zdpXv

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08/12/20

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Hundreds of families will receive much-needed food hampers from their child’s school to help them during the Christmas break. Essential food and Christmas goodies are being distributed to 895 Free School Meal families across BMAT’s schools in Essex. https://t.co/hZm8cE6hR4 https://t.co/dEWd9WMxJM

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08/12/20

Mental health champions are helping children to navigate their way through the emotion of the pandemic. A group of 17 staff across Little Parndon have undergone training to become Mental Health Champions. https://t.co/9Xu0ctbCrp https://t.co/TTSVbCmxn8

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03/12/20

It may be more than ten years until they hit the road, but these youngsters are already clued-up on running a car. Pupils in Early Years at Little Parndon Primary Academy got to explore their teachers’ cars as part of their life skills lessons. https://t.co/N2jMQqCF23 https://t.co/wdJT2z7IX1

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02/12/20

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BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in Harlow with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/S8JKVKTrRg https://t.co/4QQU3Ess2r

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02/12/20

The attendance of young children in school during the Covid-19 lockdown has been praised. Headteacher Mark Evans said constant communication between the school and parents is helping to reassure families. https://t.co/w5cEcKxW9j https://t.co/rdYXcheZc8

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30/11/20

Young people have found a new way to compete in sporting competitions during lockdown. Pupils at Little Parndon traditionally take part in contests every Friday. With restrictions meaning it's not now possible, new ways of competing have been established. https://t.co/gRhrFG5B2t https://t.co/QzVePetwRt

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20/11/20

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Due to the current postholder taking up a wider role within the trust, Magna Carta Primary Academy in Stansted Mountfitchet, Essex, have a vacancy for a Head of School/Headteacher. For more information visit - https://t.co/lkYgzc1sjg https://t.co/pIWASstmK6

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20/11/20

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BMAT have a vacancy for an IT Technician based in (Harlow) with frequent travel to Harlow and Epping schools. For more information visit - https://t.co/NRnG3NguSl https://t.co/bSepWad4dx

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20/11/20

We are appealing for Harlow residents to share old photos and artefacts to help children to learn about their history. Little Parndon Primary Academy has set up a board dedicated to the history of Harlow as part of its tailormade curriculum. https://t.co/gHpWaXjdCN https://t.co/d7pL7pmSbF

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Curriculum Intent

Curriculum: Intent, Implementation & the Impact

 

 

At Little Parndon School we are developing a curriculum which:

·        Develop our learner’s learning (Our head and body: what we learn)

·        Develop the character of our learners (Our heart and character: Who we are when we learn)

·        Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners (Our actions and attitudes: How we act when we learn)

·        Develop the moral compass of our learners (Our place in the community and wider world: Who we are)

Our curriculum has a clear purpose and is focused around excitement and love for learning. We aim to ensure that learning is bespoke to the needs of our learners and demonstrates a strong understanding about specific needs to succeed in life. 

Intent - What are we trying to achieve here with, and through, the curriculum?

Intention 1: Develop our learner’s learning (Our head and body: what we learn)

To develop the appropriate subject specific knowledge, skills and understanding as set out in the National Curriculum and beyond, so that children can flourish, reach and exceed their potential academically, physically and artistically.

Intention 2: Develop the character of our learners (Our heart and character: who we are when we learn)

To develop learners to have a holistic set of values that prepares them for life in the modern world in a diverse and ever changing community and work place.

Intention 3: Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners (Our actions and attitudes: how we act when we learn)

To develop the behaviours learners need to succeed in the world such as concentration, perseverance, imagination, co-operation, the enjoyment of learning, self-improvement and curiosity.

Intention 4: Develop the moral compass of our learners (Our place in the community and wider world: who we are)

To understand spirituality in themselves and others, develop social skills and understand society, build a firm set of personal morality, and to engage in the culture they live in and understand the cultures of others.

Curriculum Implementation

Our curriculum will be implemented with our intentions as the drivers behind our actions.  By ensuring we think about what we learn, who we are when we are learning, how we act when we learn and who we are in the world, we build happy, resilient, successful, good citizens. Our implementation plan ensures our curriculum keeps us focussed on these areas.

We have the National Curriculum, which we use as a starting point, and embellish and deepen further as a school but at the heart of this is learners being exposed to quality experiences and lessons with a large element of choice and need for independent thinking. Educational visits, “Hooks”, Wow days and enrichment clubs allow learners even greater opportunities to find and develop their individual interests and personal talents. Visitors and parents coming into school to help at regular opportunities strengthens our offer and deepens experiences further.  

Intention 1: Develop our learner’s learning

Our promise to our learners: Over and above any of our national curriculum learning, we promise holistic childhood experiences throughout their journey at Little Parndon Primary School. These are promoted through Community Values Passports that start in the Early Years and progress through to Year 6.  Examples include: Den building; flying a kite; jumping in a puddle; learn an instrument; complete charity work and many more.

We use White Rose material for our daily maths lessons and we assess using test materials alongside teacher assessment. Alongside this we use Classroom Secrets and Times Tables Rockstar to support the love of learning for maths.

In writing we use in-depth planning based around specific books and aspects of the creative curriculum.

For Guided reading we teach skills through Reading Dogs, they teach the children reading content domains. Reciprocal reading is a structured approach to teaching strategies (questioning, clarifying, summarising and predicting) that students can use to improve their reading comprehension.

Primary Foundation Subjects

Our teachers plan foundation subjects using progressive skills and knowledge.  Learning is checked against these to ensure progression and understanding. Teachers keep a record of how leaners are achieving and intervene effectively and collaboratively to close any skills or knowledge gaps they do this through a system called Target Tracker.

Our teachers plan a wide variety of offsite educational visits, including residentials. Visitors are also invited into school as a way of enhancing subject knowledge and providing the learners with real life experiences. 

Intention 2: Develop the character of our learners   

At Little Parndon we believe values are essential to aid our learning and who we are. We have six core values of; Respect, Responsibility, Perseverance, Honesty, Trust and Empathy. These values are linked and taught alongside values that are critical for us to understand in modern Britain and beyond. Each day, our school community models, teaches and promotes a range of values that we need to demonstrate in order to become good citizens of the world. We think carefully about the value, explore it in learning and demonstrate this whenever we can.

We have a Word of the Week in assembly which focuses on a value and we discuss that inside and outside of the classroom. We also have a class word of the week which is displayed and is linked to what I being taught and supports closing the word gap.

As a school we encourage the children to use learning powers. This creates a culture in classrooms – and in the school more widely – that systematically cultivates habits and attitudes that enable young people to become better learners; face difficulty and uncertainty calmly, confidently and creatively.

Children who are more confident of their own learning ability learn faster and learn better. They concentrate more, think harder and find learning more enjoyable.

 

Our teachers ask learners to undertake positions of responsibility around the school, as we believe that children understand values by seeing them in action in others. These include: School council; Head Boy/Girl; Buddies; Play Leaders; Sports Leaders; Reading Mentors and Eco Leaders. All positions given are errant fairly by the children. The position is advertised, they can then apply and will be intervened for the post. This is a way of preparing children for the wider world equipping them with skills and responsibilities.

 

 

Intention 3: Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners

Teachers design learning opportunities that look for ways to develop good learning behaviours, children are encouraged to help each other in the classroom through group work, peer marking and partner talk. At Little Parndon, we understand that learning about learning helps us to be better learners! In our curriculum, we ask learners to look for ways to develop concentration, perseverance, imagination, co-operation, the enjoyment of learning, self-improvement and curiosity.

The staff at Little Parndon, notice when learners are showing great learning behaviours. We award certificates for this in our regular celebration assembly. When children work as a team, they get to move a star above their classroom door and the class who reaches the end of the star system first gets rewarded with school trips. Our Headteacher conducts an Outstanding Behaviour assembly half termly and issues books to children who have made Outstanding behaviour choices.

We also have a ClassDojo system that is a classroom communication app used to share reports between parents and teachers. It connects parents and teachers on a student's conduct and performance through real-time reports as well as a feed for photos and videos during the school day. The gamification style system teaches developmental skills and creates a portfolio for the children so that a parent can be aware of activities ahead of meeting with teachers.

Intention 4: Develop the moral compass of our learners

When planning the curriculum teachers think not just about what learners should learn and how they should learn it, but also how they can bring in an understanding of morality and the wider world. They do this through:

·        SMSC is planned for and highlighted to us by our teachers across the curriculum. We learn about new beginnings in life, going for goals, getting on and falling out, changes and relationships.  This helps us understand our place in the world.

·         We have a half termly Culture Vulture celebration to explore different faiths and cultures from around the world. We work with lots of local religious groups to get a good understanding of the beliefs of others.

·        We work with local community groups such as visiting the local residential home, working with local charities, collecting and raising money for charities.

·        We aim to increase our learner’s engagement with activities that benefit other members of the community and beyond.

Impact

What do we hope will be the impact of our curriculum and how do we measure it?

At Little Parndon our curriculum is beginning to produce learners who must and can, think for themselves, be resilient and face challenges with strategies to overcome and progress.

Intention 1: Develop our learner’s learning

We strive to ensure that our children’s attainment in core and foundation subjects are in line with or exceeding their potential when we consider the varied starting points of children. We measure this carefully using a range of materials, but always considering Age Related Expectations. We intend that the impact is that children will be academically and physically prepared for life in secondary school and in Modern Britain and the world.

Intention 2: Develop the character of our learners  

The impact will be that our learners will have fully rounded characters with a clear understanding of complex values like equality, friendship, trust and many others. Only by really learning what these mean will our learners be able to develop a character that prepares them for living in the community demonstrating tolerance and equality. We measure this not just by the work our children produce, but in the behaviours we see each and every day in all learners on the playground, in corridors, and in the many roles we give them. The impact of this intention is seen in the daily interaction of all members of our community, including staff and children.

Intention 3: Develop behaviours and habits to become effective learners

The impact we intend to achieve by developing this intention is seen by how the children approach challenges every day. This could be on the playground, in a game or disagreement, or in class in a complex learning challenge. The impact should be that children don’t give up, are highly motivated to succeed and achieve and are equipped with all the personal skills to do this.

Intention 4: Develop the moral compass of our learners

Our learners will be motivated by a strong personal sense of morality. They will make decisions for the right reasons and in the best interests of their community. They will be able to decide what is right and what is wrong, and will be resilient to the influence of others. They will go out into the world and make a difference in their own life and to others. Our learners will be the owners of their own destinies.

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