Our Curriculum

At Mossley Primary School we believe that our curriculum is the powerful 'tool' that promotes a love of learning and develops an eagerness to explore and find out more.

"The curriculum is rich and varied, enabling pupils to develop a wide range of knowledge, skills and understanding."

                                                                                                                                               OFSTED, 2017

As an academy we use the National Curriculum as a starting point in order to provide wide and rich learning experiences that are relevant for our children in the 21st century. Most importantly, we listen to our children and have developed a bespoke curriculum that has been designed around their interests. 

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)

"Ancient Egypt has been amazing to learn about!" (Year 3)

"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 London because we learnt about the different landmarks!" (Year 2)

"Learning all about space has been amazing.....I really liked debating about whether the moon landing was a hoax!" (Year 5)

"Making a model of the World War 1 trenches and helping to do the Remembrance Assembly was so interesting!" (Year 6)

"Doing topic is really good fun....we get to use maps to find things in our school woodland." (Year 1)

The Intent of our Curriculum

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

  • To ensure that as the children continue on their 'journey' through the school that they are able to build upon their knowledge and skills and transfer these skills across the curriculum.

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

  • To give the children the opportunity to initiate and shape 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 cultural awareness.

  • To develop and broaden our children's vocabulary.


How is the curriculum implemented?

On this page you will find our whole school curriculum plan for 2018-2019. It is a one year plan with each year group doing a different topic block every half term or term. At Mossley we are proud of the fact that our curriculum offer has 'evolved' over a number years and we feel it suits the needs of our children and the community within which they live. The plan has been created using the children's interests as our starting point and then through the careful collaboration of our subject leaders we were able to map out our topics. Our overview ensures a good progression of knowledge and skills and provides many opportunities for our children practise and develop these skills.

In order to commemorate the Centenary of World War One we are doing a whole school topic called 'Lest we Forget' that will be lead by our Year 6 children. This will enable all of our children to learn about World War One and its significance. The school community came together to create a beautiful World War 1 memorial that you will find in our entrance hall.

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 Plans

Our 'curriculum plans' show a half termly or termly overview for each year groups topic. You will be able to find these outside the classroom of each year group, on their class page and at the bottom of this webpage. They include the key questions that we want the children to be able to answer and also how the topic will be delivered. Prior to each topic we talk to the children about what they already know and what they would like to learn about and tailor our planning accordingly. We also ensure that cross-curricular links are considered and these links are made clear to the children.

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

Knowledge Organisers

This year we have introduced knowledge organisers for each topic that we deliver. The knowledge organisers feature an overview of the topic, the key vocabulary, important dates/timelines and any websites/reading that may be useful. Our organisers are sent home to parents and shared with the children. Please have a look at these at these on the class pages.

When you visit Mossley Primary School please 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. We are so proud of our topic books and we have been told by a Quality Mark moderator that they are some of the best he has ever seen!! 

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Get In Touch

Boundary Lane, Congleton

Cheshire, CW12 3JA

Main Contact: Mrs S Brereton or Mrs L Knibbs

Tel: 01260 272451