Moorlands Primary School is proud to be a learning hub that sits in the heart of the local community.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure all of our pupils are confident and curious learners who are well prepared to participate effectively in our ever changing society.
We want our children to be curious, resilient, independent, lifelong learners who are prepared for life beyond school, so that they are able to compete effectively in our fast moving, ever changing world.
We want our children to be confident and respectful; to question and challenge what they hear and see; to learn from their mistakes and use them as a way of moving forward. We want them to experience what it feels like to achieve academic and social success and to be the best they can!
To do this our curriculum is built on key transferrable knowledge and skills we want the children to learn and apply. We aim to stimulate and enthuse the children through immersion and engagement activities such as visits, visitors, key texts and practical experiences. Within these we highlight subject specific vocabulary we wish the children to learn and use, and combine this with Oracy skills, to enable the children to communicate effectively in all areas of the curriculum and life. We live in a culturally rich community and are keen to celebrate this diversity and hence build in regular opportunities for this.
Underpinning all of this is the need for a healthy mind and healthy body and we plan core activities to cater for these.
|What We Do ...||What It Means To Us ...|
Keep hands and feet to ourselves
Speak politely to everyoneAlways use good manners, verbally and in behaviour around the school
|E||Encourage each other||
Give praise (say well done)
Give genuine feedback to help our friends’ (and peers’) learning improveWe celebrate differences
We are honest
We speak truthfully about others and what they have done/ we have done to themWe say/recognise/admit when we have done something wrong / made a bad choice and apologise for this
|P||Practise, persevere and make progress||
We try again and again to improve our skills
We do not give upWe use our purple pens with pride
We learn from our mistakesWe look at mistakes as a way of moving our learning forward
|C||Consider our choices||
We think before we act
We know we always have a choiceWe can say “no”
|T||Thrive together as a team||
We work together
We help each other and celebrate achievements of other children as well as our ownWe include everyone
There is an annual overview for each year group containing all unit titles for our key drivers:
- Key texts
- Celebration of diversity
- Community links
- Healthy mind & healthy body
Underneath each of these unit titles sits clear overviews for each subject detailing:
- Key knowledge to be known at the end of the unit
- Key skills
- Key subject specific vocabulary
- Key activities – including scaffolding and challenge.
The knowledge and skills are built upon year upon year and are contained in the whole school overview.
Assess and Review
Annual teacher assessment
- Will track pupil’s skills and knowledge in each subject against the whole school overview. They will use the guidance to assess whether children are working towards, within or at greater depth in each area.
Unit Knowledge organisers
- These will contain key facts and can be used to support to learning at home and at school throughout the unit. An assessment/ low stake quiz will take place on this at the beginning and end of the unit.
Teachers regularly review the delivery and specific content of each sessions depending on ongoing teacher assessment.