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Milton Road Primary School

Where Learning is An Adventure


Curriculum Intention - Local, Global, Future, Connected

A Cambridge Local/Global/Future Connected Curriculum

Curriculum Intention

Learning at Milton Road

At Milton Road Primary School, we offer all pupils a rich, broad and balanced curriculum that not only meets the requirements of the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum, as well as the Cambridgeshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education, but which also engages and enthuses all learners and makes learning irresistible. 


Our Connected Cambridge Curriculum uses our local area, our city and our world as starting points for the learning journey. The themes for each term connect with the stories, people and places in the present and in the past as ways to help our young poeple to navigate the future.


Set around the four compass points we offer a rounded, whole education that balances personal development (identity/south) creativity and communciation (connection/east), academic rigour and cultural capital (adventure/west) with the voice, choice and agency of the child to be a positive changemaker. (citizenship/planet/north)

Our Pedagogic Principles


Our pedagogy is our collective belief and understanding about what works best for children and what helps them to learn. We are a research informed school and a community of practice. Through dialogue and enquiry we problem solve, share and discuss the culture, conditions, environments, activites and approaches which are most effective in ensuring every child suceeds.


Our pedagogy is based on the principles in the Early Years Framework: Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments. 

Indoor and Outdoor Environments


Milton Road Primary School is an attractive building set in beautiful grounds. With a large field, orchards, playgrounds, a kitchen garden, a Library opened by Michael Rosen and an attractive central courtyard there are many lovely spaces for children to work, rest, learn and play. 


Taking Kettles Yard as our inspiration, the indoor environments are calm, clutter free and purposefully oriented to maximise the positive experience for the children and successful outcomes for their learning. 

The National Curriculum, Programmes of Study and Currciulum Implimetation 


The school ensures it meet the statutary requirements of the National Curriculum which sets out the skills, knowledge, understanding and expected levels of achievement to be acquired in each subject at Key Stage 1 (Years 1–2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3–6). The core subjects are: English (reading and writing), Maths, and Science.


You can find out more about how our school implements our currciulum intention by visiting our Subject Leadership/Deep Dive page.