Our Creative Curriculum

At Mossley Primary School we believe that our creative curriculum is the powerful 'tool' that promotes a love of learning and develops an eagerness to explore and find out more. As a school we use the 2014 curriculum as a starting point in order to provide wide and rich learning experiences that are relevant for our children in the 21st century.

What do the children think?

" I love doing our topics because they are great fun and we get to learn lots of new things!" (Year 3)

"The Anglo Saxons and Vikings I really enjoyed as we were allowed to create our own museum" (Year 5)

"I SO love doing our topic because we can do lots of different things and we get to learn new skills!" (Year 4)

"I liked our topic about the world because we made our own globes and wrote instructions about how we made them!" (Year 2)

The Aims of our Creative Curriculum

  • To enable our children to develop their knowledge and a broad range of skills across the Arts and Humanities.

  • To enable our children to be creative throughout the Arts and Humanities.

  • To give the children the opportunity to initiate their topics and allow them to develop their personal interests.

  • To teach our children about their developing world, including how their environment and society have changed over time.

  • To help children to understand Britain's cultural/historical heritage.

  • To promote a passion for lifelong learning and equip the children with the knowledge and skills that they will need as a learner/citizen in the 21st century. 

  • To enhance and develop our children's social, moral, spiritual and cultutral awareness.

Mossley's Curriculum Drivers

As part of our new school curriculum, we have identified four 'curriculum drivers'-the important elements that we felt was central to our school ethos.

As a school we kmow that it is our responsibility to not only ensure that we have good coverage of the curriculum but also that we provide the children with opportunties to develop the skills and values that will enable them to be successful in the future. We believe that these 'drivers' are central to this.

 

Collaboration-    working together as a team

                            learning from each other

                            experiencing success together

 

Creativity-           using our imagination 

                             to present our learning creatively

                            turning new ideas into reality

   

Critical Thinking-  engaging in independent and reflective thinking

                                  being active learners

                                making links in our learning

 

Technology-         to communicate our learning 

                               to create

                                to find out

 

How is the curriculum organised?

On this page you will find our whole school creative curriculum plan for 2016-2017. It is a one year plan with each year group covering a different topic each term. 

The curriculum has also been planned in order to ensure that the children develop a strong chronological  understanding of key historical events.

We strive to ensure that the children have a wide range of fun learning experiences and that this is enriched through different visits, guests coming in to see the children or 'topic days'.  

Throughout each topic the children will have opportunities to develop their knowledge and skills throughout the Foundation subjects. In addition, we carefully select stories/non fiction texts/poems and other literature that will form the basis of their learning in English and drive the children's interest in their topic.

Our Curriculum Maps

Our 'curriculum maps' show a termly overview for each year groups topic. You will be able to find these outside the classroom of each year group and also on their class pages. They include the key areas for learning and also how the curriculum drivers are the foundations for learning within each year groups curriculum. Teachers also produce a more detailed termly plan for each topic. Prior to each topic we talk to the children about what they already know and what they would like to learn about.

On our more detailed planning we also look carefully at how we are going to ensure that we teach British Values throughout the Foundation Subjects.

Make sure you take a peek at the children's amazing topic books to see how much fun they have and the learning that is taking place.

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