The school promotes life-long learning linked to the theory of Growth Mind Set. The curriculum at Mithian School includes all core and foundation subjects. We provide a high standard of teaching and learning, through a creative, stimulating environment that offers challenges to each child. Our curriculum is inclusive and provides wider opportunities for all the children.
CHILDREN EMERGE AS LIFE-LONG LEARNERS
(Emotional Intelligence, Motivation, Self-Efficacy, Resilience, Grit, Enthusiasm)
Our Curriculum aims to:
- provide a broad and balanced curriculum.
- use different learning and teaching styles.
- embed key skills in order to prepare children for real-life and everyday situations.
- deliver knowledge and learning in practical ways.
- use the Inspire Curriculum to provide a creative approach to learning.
- aim to link to the outdoors, wider community and opportunities for visits, events and visitors.
- encourage a passion for learning and knowledge.
- ensure the children are independent learners.
- aim to enable our children to tackle challenges and develop resilience.
- for pupils to become reflective learners.
- regularly assess children's progress and achieve next steps.
Pupils are taught to:-
- understand their emotions and those of others
- be active, motivated enthusiastic learners
- think creatively
- be responsible members of their community
- be resilient and exhibit true grit
- understand the choices they make impact on themselves and others
- work co-operativley as part of a team
- to stay safe and live a healthy lifestyle
- understand the area in which they live as well as contrasting localities
- understand the aspects of British Values: Democracy, Rule of Law, Mutual Respect, Personal Liberty and Tolerance of other faiths and cultures.
The Inspire Curriculum is sectioned in year groups; as the school has mixed age classes the school follows a two year rolling programme of topics. Each topic is approximately 4 weeks long and three are studied every term. In addition the school also holds focus days and weeks (e.g. Science Week, Art Week, British Values.)
Each Unit contains:
- Simple summary of the Unit
- National Curriculum POS coverage
- A launch PowerPoint for each unit
- Detailed launch lessons for all subjects then LO & SC for the following 3 lessons
- Optional schemes e.g. innovation and enterprise, memory skills, heritage site ideas, educational visits, and more
We offer inclusive education for all children irrespective of age, gender or ethnic origin equal opportunity. All children are given the opportunity to learn in a safe and encouraging learning environment. Children with additional languages and pupils with special educational needs are supported on all levels and all pupils acheievements and talents are recognised and celebrated.
In the Foundation Stage we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum and the school runs it's own Nursery which is linked to EYFS. Parents have access to Tapestry which gives them regular information to their child's early learning steps.
Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural (SMSC)
The school encourages opportunities to promote the spiritual, moral and cultural development of all our pupils, especially through our acts of Collective Worship and our Religious Education scheme of work. Cornwall has an agreed Religious Education syllabus.
The school offers a wide range of extra-curricular clubs which change termly. Clubs are run by our teachers, teaching assistants, coaches and well supported by parents. There is no charge for these.
The school takes part in a variety of performances, events and sporting fixtures.
We offer a Breakfast Club every morning from 07.45.am and after school provision is provided (Chill Zone) until 16.30.pm. See Parental Information page.