Creative Curriculum

    At Markeaton we are very proud of our curriculum and we strongly believe that it provides your child with the essential skills, knowledge and understanding they need to 'explore their potential''.

    It is built upon three core principles which all interlink (see above); The National Curriculum, including how we can enhance your child's learning through the local community, the Vision and Values of the school and, most importantly, the children and what they already know.  One of our curriculum’s greatest strengths is that it never stands still.  Year after year the teaching staff work hard to create new experiences and new ways of teaching which are tailored to the needs of your child; culminating in learning that is memorable, fun and integral to the next stage of their education.

    Essentially, what we teach and how we teach it is all designed to give your child the best possible start in life:

    ‘…we want each and every child to leave Markeaton with resilience, empathy, a strong sense of equality and confidence at the core of everything they do…’

    Extract from School Vision 2019

    Of course, there is so much more to what we do.  Trips, visitors and projects from the community, Forest Schools, Parent/Carer ‘Pop-ins’ and lots more all help to engage your child in their learning.

    To keep up to date with what is happening, visit our website and/or look at your child’s class Twitter page (links below):


    Year One

    Year Two

    Year Three

    Year Four

    Year Five

    Year Six

    Curriculum Families

    Our curriculum has now been divided into four different families:

    Arts (Art and Design, Music and English), STEM (Maths, Science, Technology and Computing), Humanities (Geography, History and French) and Wellbeing (PSHE, RE and PE). 

    We have structured the curriculum in this way so that subjects become more interconnected and staff, from FS2 all the way up to Y6, can impart their own level of expertise.  Each subject comes with its own action plan and there is an expectation that these action plans and their targets will not only link with the School Development Priorities, but also raise standards.  Click on the link below to view our School Development Priorities:

    School Development Priorities

    Action Plans:

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    S.T.E.M Family:








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