Our Curriculum Overview
At Moss Hey our challenging and creative curriculum inspires our children to know more and remember more. We develop curious, resilient and enthusiastic learners to prepare our pupils for the next phase of education and beyond.
Our curriculum is through a cross curricular approach but each subject is identified and taught individually. Some subjects, areas within the curriculum are taught discretely.
Moss Hey Pathway – our medium term plans ensure progression and coverage of the curriculum throughout the school. The pathway is driven by the purpose for writing. Where it fits teachers plan and deliver the writing focus around the theme. Quality texts are selected carefully and used as a stimulus.
We follow our Moss Hey Writing journey – this incorporates reading skills, drama and grammar. The writing journey gives lots of opportunities for the children to explore, compose different writing genres and then finish with a published piece of writing. Challenge by choice is incorporated within the journey.
We promote and celebrate reading for pleasure. Reading opportunities are included in all areas of the curriculum.
Teaching of reading: this is planned and delivered in the form of whole class, guided groups and individual reading using the approaches and strategies from Leicester Inference. We dedicate time to teaching and modelling comprehension strategies and skills which fit with the curriculum content domains.
We plan following White Rose. Learning is based on the 3 aims – fluency, problem solving and reasoning. Our teaching and learning allows children to explore concepts, grow in confidence and deepen their understanding. Challenge by choice is used within lessons across the school.
Our Science Curriculum is well thought out and is planned to demonstrate progression throughout the year groups. Teaching in the school is about excellence and enjoyment ensuring there are lots of opportunities to develop children’s scientific enquiry skills, questioning, vocabulary and knowledge. Knowledge is revisited and built upon as children move through the school. Lessons reflect our teaching and learning approaches with a balance of practical and information based lessons.
We develop learning through enquiry questions to link knowledge and skills and to broaden thinking. Pupils explore the theme question through the foundation subjects, trips and events and at the end of the term they will reflect and answer the original question; linking their learning over time and producing ‘a beautiful piece of work’.
We are beginning to develop work on knowledge organisers and sequencing learning across year groups and key stages to ensure children are building on their knowledge and digging deeper over time.
- Our internal and external data reflects very good progress and attainment
- Pupils books show a learning journey, which is creative, challenging and develops curiosity
- Pupils are able to use our ‘Golden Thread values’ and learning behaviours to move onto the next phase of their learning.