Primary schools are expected to teach a new National Curriculum from September 2014.
Here at Moulton CEVC Primary School, we have planned our curriculum to ensure that it not only meets the new requirements, but that it is also personalised to meet the needs of our pupils and the context of our school.
Our core learning expectations are that children:
- Love learning!
- Play an active role in their learning
- Feel safe to make mistakes
- Feel valued and have their achievements celebrated
- Take responsibility for their learning
- Make connections in their learning
- Are prepared for life in Modern Britain
- Leave us confident and ready to transfer to secondary school
Children in our Reception Class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Framework which comprises 7 areas: Communication and language, Physical development, Personal, social and emotional development, Literacy, Mathematics, Understanding the world and Expressive arts and design.
The curriculum for children in Year 1 to Year 6 covers the following subjects: English (incorporating writing, reading and communication), Mathematics, Science, Art and design, Computing, Design and technology, Geography, History, Languages (optional in Key Stage 1), Music, Personal, social and health education (PSHE), Religious education (RE) and Sex and Relationships education Key Stage 2 (SRE).
All children will be taught English and mathematics every day. We aim to provide learning opportunities where knowledge and skills in one subject are taught and applied alongside or within another subject. This is called cross-curricular learning.
Each year group has a different learning theme or ‘topic’ every half term. The theme provides a context for meaningful cross-curricular learning and may incorporate a number of subjects. We ensure that every subject is taught during the year; not all subjects are taught in every half term.
Every theme begins with a ‘Sparking Start’ (an exciting launch into learning) and ends with a ‘Fabulous Finish’ (something to work towards as an end point for the learning).
When we were developing our new curriculum, we identified three key strengths we wanted to develop in our pupils:
- Enterprise: - working as a team for the benefit of others
- Possibilities: - experiencing things they wouldn’t normally experience
- Enquiry: - being interested and asking questions
We have planned opportunities for developing these strengths in each of our half termly themes.
Our half termly curriculum overviews are shared with parents and can be found on our website.
Subject specific information may be found in our School Prospectus.