Our Curriculum

Moss Park Junior School

Curriculum Policy

Overview

In this school every child matters and the curriculum will be the means of providing all with good opportunities for enjoyment and achievement; economic well being; improving their health; staying safe; and it will help pupils to make a positive contribution to the school and the community. The curriculum with ensure that all children enjoy their education and where ever possible it will cause learning to be fun.

Objectives

  • To provide all pupils with equal access to a rich, broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum matched well to their ages, abilities, interests, aptitudes and special needs.
  • To increase pupils’ knowledge, skills and understanding as they grow and develop and increase their connections with the world around them.
  • The curriculum will be carefully planned and structured to ensure that learning is continuous and that pupils make good progress with the development of their learning.
  • To engage the children’s interest and to encourage and motivate them to want to learn.
  • To be exciting and to offer pupils lots of first-hand experience to reinforce their learning and to underpin their growing knowledge, skills and understanding of the world.
  • To open their eyes to awe and wonder and cause them to marvel at the incredible and fantastic world in which they live

 

Strategies

  • The 2014 National Curriculum will be taught to all pupils. Programmes of study for the subjects of the National Curriculum will be used selectively as the basis for the long-term and medium term planning.
  • Short-term planning will be succinct. It will set out clear learning objectives, a strategy for differentiating the work and it will show how resources are to be deployed efficiently and effectively to personalise learning for each of the children.
  • Members of staff will be given responsibility for leading, managing, monitoring, evaluating and reviewing the curriculum. Teachers will be given good opportunities to use their subject expertise to enhance the curriculum.
  • The Agreed Trafford Syllabus will be used as the basis for the planning and teaching of RE.
  • Cross-curricular links will be made between subjects where appropriate and the cross curricular themes including PSHE and British Values will be planned for within the curriculum.
  • Opportunities will be taken to enliven the curriculum through the use of educational visits out of school, parents, visitors, artists, crafts people, actors, and musicians and through the use of the school grounds, the locality and the wider environment.
  • An extensive range of high quality resources including ICT will be used to underpin the curriculum.
  • Our curriculum will promote Social, Moral, Spiritual and Cultural development for all pupils
  • Homework will be set where appropriate to link the curriculum with learning at home.

 

Outcomes

Children’s work and achievement within the curriculum will be celebrated and displayed to enable it to make a significant impact on the visual appearance of the school and to contribute positively to the ethos. The exciting curriculum that we provide will help children to understand who they are and where they live. It will help them learn about their community, the nation and the world in which they live. It will deepen their cultural awareness and increase their understanding of history, time and place. They will develop a love and loyalty to their queen and country and develop a respect for and an understanding of different cultures and beliefs. They will learn about issues facing the world and the importance of caring for their environment.

Year 3 Overview

Year 4 Overview

Year 5 Overview

Year 6 Overview

 

Spellings and skills can also be found here.