At Moorside Primary School we have developed a curriculum based on the needs of our children.
Our curriculum allows children to learn, develop their skills and progress through imagination, curiosity, flexibility, independence, trust, openness and problem solving. It is designed to encourage their natural curiosity and stimulate their creativity. As a school we have carefully planned an interesting and exciting range of topics which are firmly rooted in the National Curriculum 2014 and the progression of key skills. Children’s understanding of the spirtual, social, moral and cultural elements of the curriculum are woven though all subjects as they underpin all areas of the curriculum. Specific events are timetabled termly to enhance children’s understanding of ‘Britishness’ in terms of heritage and culture.
We believe our curriculum is broad, balanced but above all inspiring to all.
We organise our classes into single cohort and mixed age groups based on the three phases of primary education dependent upon cohort sizes. The school is organised into four departments with classes from Y1-Y6 taught in single cohorts on a morning, then merging on an afternoon into Y1/2, Y3/4 and Y5/6
- Foundation Stage – Nursery (Caterpillar) and Reception (Butterfly)
- Key Stage One – Year One (Rabbit) /Year Two (Hedgehog)
- Lower Key Stage Two – Year Three (Owl)/Year 4 (Squirrel)
- Upper Key Stage Two – Year Five (Fox) /Six (Badger).
As a result of this we operate a rolling programme of Year A and Year B for foundation subjects to ensure coverage of all curriculum areas.
- Planned Opportunities for Personal Education Enrichment 2017-18
- Planned Opportunities for Personal Education Enrichment 2018-19
- Planned SMSC opportunities 2019-20
Due to small cohort sizes and mixed-age classes, curriculum planning for Science, PE, Computing, history, geography and other foundation subjects are taught on a rolling programme. This cycle will continue on a rolling basis until cohort sizes increase. PHSE is taught in all areas of the curriculum as detailed in the PHSE overview term on term, through assemblies, Specific Focus weeks and also as part of Fantastic Fridays.
You can view or download the whole school Curriculum Long Term Plans by clicking the link below:
- 2019-20 Curriculum Maps Cycle A
- EYFS Long Term Planning Cycles A & B
- 2020-21 Curriculum Maps Cycle B
Reading and Phonics
At Moorside Primary School we firmly believe that good phonics teaching is at the heart of successful early reading and writing experiences. This has been an area of significant investment for us recently. We have purchased Jolly Phonics resources, letters and sounds boxes to support teaching and learning and accelerate the children’s progress. We have also undertaken substantial investment in terms of staff training in order to ensure all staff have a thorough understanding of the role synthetic phonics plays in teaching children to read and write. Find out more about our approach to Reading and Phonics on our webiste.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Moorside Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report.
If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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