Our School Curriculum
Moss Park Infant School follows the national curriculum. The Secretary of State for Education is required to publish programmes of study for each national curriculum subject, setting out the ‘matters, skills and processes’ to be taught at each key stage. However schools are free to choose how they organise their school day, as long as the content of the national curriculum programmes of study is taught to all children.
At Moss Park Infant School the subjects are not always taught in isolation, learning is linked by planning through topics. We take full advantage of our wonderful learning environments, both indoors and outdoors.
Our curriculum is influenced strongly by the principles of the Early Years Foundation stage: The Unique Child, Positive Relationships, Enabling Environments, and Learning and Development.
We believe that we should provide a creative curriculum with opportunities for our children to experience and succeed in many areas; a curriculum which reflects the fact that children develop and learn in different ways and at different rates. All areas of learning and development are important and interconnected. We need to provide a curriculum and environment for learning that enables the children to become successful.
The children will need to develop the essential skills of English, Mathematics, Science and Computing. However they also need to be able to express themselves through play, talk, song, music, drama, dance, arts, crafts, and design. They need to start to understand about the world in which they live. We need to provide for their physical development and good health. Our curriculum needs to provide for the social, personal and spiritual development of our children.
We believe our curriculum is about developing children who enjoy learning, experience success, are excited by the world around them and are motivated to achieve the best that they can, becoming very confident thinkers and independent learners.
If you have any questions regarding the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.
The new Ofsted framework (May 2019) states that inspectors will make grade judgements on the quality of education. This includes an evaluation of your curriculum which should be "broad and balanced"in particular;
Intent - Do you have an ambitious curriculum that provides the knowledge and cultural capital learners need to succeed in life?
Implement - How well is the curriculum delivered?
Impact - Do learners develop detailed knowledge and skills across the curriculum and, as a result achieve well?