The Curriculum at Moorfield Primary School
As a state-funded school from 2014 we will offer the new National Curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which;
- Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at Moorfield and of society, and
- Prepares our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. Our curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that we plan for our pupils. The Early Years and National Curriculum forms just one part of the school curriculum.
- Reception children (the first year in a Primary School) follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. From year 1 we follow the statutory National Curriculum which sets out in programmes of study, on the basis of key stages, subject content for those subjects that should be taught to all pupils. From Year 1 to Year 6 there are four core subjects – English, Mathematics, Science and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) together with a number of foundation subjects – Technology, History, Geography, Art, Music, Physical Education and PSHE.
- We often teach a series of themes, such as The Weather, The Victorians, Water, Transport etc. that often encompass more than one National Curriculum subject area. It may be that a child will study the same theme twice within the seven years in our school although at different levels.
- The main reading scheme in school is Oxford Reading Tree. We follow the Letters and Sounds scheme of works to teach phonics.
School curriculum by academic year and subject
- We are required to make provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice.
- To enable all our children to achieve the best they can we offer a variety of Interventions that are targeted depending on need. The majority of these Interventions are delivered by our specially trained team of Teaching Assistants. Interventions we offer include maths, reading, phonics, OT, self-esteem, co-ordination, speaking and listening etc.
- We have achieved the Quality Mark for ICT for the second time which is a national acknowledgement of the high standard of teaching, learning and pupil progress in ICT
If you would like further information or have any questions about the curriculum, please ring school on 0161 483 4521.