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      Curriculum Provision at Al-Madinah School

      Our curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum (2014), we enhance this with planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Learning is always exciting and in a meaningful context for children. Where commonality exists between subjects and aspects, learning in linked and lessons taught using a cross-curricular approach. Where this is not achievable, subjects are taught discretely. The rehearsal and application of basic skills learning in the core curriculum is a driver for the entire curriculum.

      We place a strong emphasis on the basic skills necessary to be confident independent learners and successful adults. Children rapidly begin to read in our Reception class by following a programmed called ‘Read, Write Inc.’ All children engage in  a daily guided reading sessions where they develop their reading and comprehension. In addition, all children take part in a English and Mathematics lesson.

      At Al-Madinah School, children develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect and understanding of people who have different characteristics to themselves. A rigorous, well planned curriculum, delivered by excellent staff in an ethos of care, love and support, this enables our pupils to be well rounded, empathetic young people who have a thirst for learning and respect for all around them.

      The curriculum at Al-Madinah School aims to:

      • inspire children to develop of love of learning.
      • embed skills to prepare children for further learning and productive adulthood.
      • take learning beyond the classroom.
      • develop children to become reflective learners who have a sense of responsibility for their own learning and development.
      • build confidence and motivation within our children.
      • grow children who understand the importance of perseverance, resilience and tolerance.
      • enable children to use their acquired skills and knowledge to observe, question and think.
      • learn to value others, their views, cultures and beliefs.


      Currently all children from Foundation to Year 4 are engaged in daily phonics sessions, to develop their knowledge of phonics (letter & sounds) to enable them to decode different words they may come across.  Our Phonics Booklet gives an overview of our phonics teaching  and some useful ideas on how parents can support their child at home.


      Year by year core group Non-negotiables guide for parents

      (click here to open the guide)





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      500 London Road
      DE24 8WH

      Tel: 01332 383379

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