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Curriculum Statement   At Moreland and St Luke’s our aim is to provide an inspiring curriculum that enables all children to develop rich embedded knowledge and that encompasses the following values: An understanding of citizenship in the 21st century – ecological awareness and responsibility, British…

Curriculum Statement   At Moreland and St Luke’s our aim is to provide an inspiring curriculum that enables all children to develop rich embedded knowledge and that encompasses the following values: An understanding of citizenship in the 21st century – ecological awareness and responsibility, British…

Curriculum Statement

 

At Moreland and St Luke’s our aim is to provide an inspiring curriculum that enables all children to develop rich embedded knowledge and that encompasses the following values:

  1. An understanding of citizenship in the 21st century – ecological awareness and responsibility, British values, consideration and respect for others, equality, responsible and positive use of technology
  2.  Aspiration – learning for life, exposure to jobs and careers and experiences of the working world, Growth mind set and work ethic, opportunities beyond everyday life for all children, enterprise skills
  3. Equal access to the arts – Culturally rich, creativity at the heart of the curriculum , making the most of London on our doorstep, creative partnerships that enrich the curriculum, all children learning an instrument and taking part in regular performances
  4. Access to nature – Forest school, learning outside the classroom, residential trips, 50 things to do before 11 3/4

All of this is underpinned by careful development of key skills and competencies that will give children the keys to successfully unlock learning and ensure they are prepared for the next stage of education. The 4 key competencies that we focus on are:

  • Communication
  • Creativity
  • Critical Thinking
  • Collaboration

The 4 pillars of Learning ensure our approach to learning and the curriculum is at the root of everything we do and is the base we build on.

This is our approach to teaching English and Maths, an enquiry led approach to teaching and learning and the characteristics children need to develop to be successful learners.

  • Pillar 1: Reciprocal Reading and Alan Peat
  • Pillar 2: Inspire Maths
  • Pillar 3 : An Enquiry Led Learning Approach including P4C
  • Pillar 4: Growth mindset and developing the characteristics for effective learning

We follow a topic based approach to the curriculum for most subjects. Topics have been carefully selected so that there is even coverage of the National Curriculum, opportunities to explore ideas in depth, revisit and expand upon previous learning and make links between subjects. In English children study quality books, plays and poems that are chosen to deepen children’s understanding of the topic. All topics are built around planned practical learning opportunities such as field work, museum visits and workshops that enrich children’s learning further. We take full advantage of our location in the heart of London through curriculum topics that explore the richness of London past and present and we are proud to be the Museum of London’s partner schools. These approaches all help knowledge to “stick” and ensure breadth and depth in the study of all subject disciplines.

Please see curriculum statements for each subject for more information.

Moreland curriculum map – July 18

SMSCC Development

In Moreland, we are proud to live and work within the EC1 community in Islington. Both schools have a rich and diverse population. We have 35 different languages all recognised and celebrated as part of the school community.

Maths

At Moreland we use a mastery approach to teaching maths. We do this through Inspire Maths. It is a whole-school primary maths programme that provides everything needed to support a mastery approach to teaching and learning mathematics, and meet the higher expectation of the 2014 National Curriculum.

Computing

At Moreland we believe that a good computing capability is an essential skill for life. Used safely and correctly it can enable children to improve their learning and eventually participate fully in a rapidly changing world.

English

At Moreland Primary School, English is at the heart of our learning and teaching and essential to every area of the curriculum. We aim to develop a child’s love of reading through widespread reading for enjoyment. We promote and encourage children to discover the value...

Class Topics (IPC)

At Moreland we use the IPC (International Primary Curriculum) for Art, Design and Technology, History, Geography and International aspects of the curriculum. In addition this year, Science will also be taught through the topic based approach of the IPC.

PE and Sport

We have been working hard to ensure that our children benefit from high-quality P.E. instruction. Our P.E. provision was externally audited by AfPE association for physical education in January 2016 and we were awarded a Quality Mark for PE: “demonstrating good commitment to improvement in physical education and sport.”

Creative Arts

Research indicates creative arts, including music, dance, drama and art significantly impacts cognitive development, increases self-esteem, and actively engages everyone in learning.

MFL

At Moreland Primary School we believe that the learning of a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for our pupils.