We believe it is essential to provide both Support and Challenge for all students with their learning. Students should be engaged in the learning process.
English and Mathematics These core subjects are the cornerstones for all curriculum learning. Students make excellent progress in all aspects of their learning. Our students are well-prepared for their secondary education.
Our teachers work hard to support every student with their reading and writing. They do this by identifying the individual strengths and weaknesses of each child and then implementing programmes to further their skills. They are backed up with wonderful resources, catering for both those students who require support and those who will benefit from extension in their learning.
Mathematics is taught with an emphasis on understanding concepts in real life contexts. Learning should be relevant, connected and authentic.
Our approach allows students to build a deep understanding of both number knowledge and strategies to apply their knowledge. Students develop the ability to think mathematically and strengthen their understanding.
English is taught explicitly as reading and writing, along with oral language. We use school models for teaching and learning that are based on current best practice. We have had both students and teachers at MRI featured in books published by ‘The Literacy Place’, as our models are engaging and at the cutting edge of educational practice.
Our targeted teaching approach, based on the needs of individual students, leads to sound progress and acceleration of learning.
Inquiry Based Learning
Our focus is on building depth of thinking, challenge and transdisciplinary learning, process, understanding and application
Social Studies, Health and Science are taught using an Integrated Inquiry approach.
There are exciting opportunities for students to really develop their research and thinking skills alongside learning important new knowledge in these subject areas.
This enables each student to make progress at their own pace and level of understanding. Our more able students are encouraged to move off in different directions, while students who need more help can also achieve and feel motivated.