The Creative Curriculum
At Mossford Green Primary School our children learn through ‘learning journeys‘. The learning journey takes children on a journey through learning each term from a ‘stunning starter‘, which is used to engage the children in the work for the term, to a ‘fabulous finish‘ which brings the learning to a close. Learning journeys link learning across most areas of the curriculum with key texts often playing an important role.
Each learning journey is designed to cover key elements of the new National Curriculum 2014 and additional elements which reflect the culture and context of things which are important for our children and which are therefore part of our school curriculum. We aim to ensure that learning is memorable and meaningful.
Wherever possible children learn through hands on experiences, including visits away from the school site and opportunities to bring experts into school. We welcome the contributions of parents and family where they have relevant experiences to share with our children.
While Mathematics and English lessons, including reading and phonics, are taught discreetly, links are made, wherever possible, with the learning journey to make learning meaningful.
The school delivers Religious Education in line with the locally agreed Redbridge Syllabus which aims to develop an understanding of, and respect for, different faiths. The school has its own programme for Personal, Social, Health and Citizenship Education (PSHCE) based on the needs of our children in the context in which they are growing up.
Curriculum intent, implementation and impact statement, please click here to view our Curriculum Policy
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Phonics and Early Reading Statement
At Mossford Green Primary School, we value the role that the teaching of phonics plays in the development of skills in reading and writing.
Children begin their phonic learning in the nursery where they learn to discriminate sounds and, through appropriate songs and activities begin to develop their awareness of the sounds around them and, when ready, letter sounds.
Across the reception classes and KS1, children have teaching in phonics on a daily basis. Teaching follows the expectations of Letters and Sounds and is taught through a variety of activities, including the use of interactive programs such as Phonics Play and Fast Phonics. Jolly phonics is a key part of our approach in our Reception classes and continues into Year 1; the sounds linked to visuals and physical movement really help to embed children’s knowledge and understanding. Teaching is usually delivered to the whole class, but children work in small groups and individually as necessary to support their learning in a differentiated, personalised way.
Phonics teaching continues for groups and individuals into KS2 until children are proficient.
We regularly assess children’s skills in phonics through both reading and writing so that teaching consistently meets the needs of all pupils. Colour banded books, with a strong link to progression in phonics, are used to support the children’s decoding and reading skills; a mixture of real and reading scheme books are used to populate each band.
Children progress through the colour bands as their skills in phonics and other reading skills develop until they are able to read widely and independently from the books available to them in their classroom and the school library.
Throughout their time in EYFS and KS1, the children read with an adult at least weekly, with an in- depth 1:1 session with their teacher each half term from year 1. At all points, children’s books choices are monitored by class teachers to ensure there is appropriate challenge for their reading skills to develop, balanced with a secure understanding of what they are reading
The National Curriculum
Please follow this link to view the current National Curriculum.
Key Stage 1 & 2
All primary children follow the National Curriculum, which is made up of two key stages. Children in Years 1 & 2 (ages 5 – 7 years) follow the Key Stage 1 Curriculum and children in Years 3 – 6 (7 – 11 years) follow the Key Stage 2 Curriculum.
The National Curriculum is comprised of the following compulsory subjects:
- Art and Design
- Design and Technology
- Physical Education
All schools are also required to teach religious education at all key stages.
Please click here to read frequently asked questions from Redbridge families regarding the statutory changes to RSE in September 2020.