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.
"Mossley have designed the curriculum well to ensure that children make strong progress in their learning....there is an ambitious and effective curriculum in place for all pupils."
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. Please take a look at our Curriculum Policy on this page.
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)
"Learning about Nelson Mandela has been so interesting" (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 doing our space art work about Mae Jemison!" (Year 2)
"Learning all about Barack Obama has been amazing.....I really liked learning about his past" (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
We believe our curriculum is relevant to the children in our school and community, it is ambitious and is built on high expectations of academic achievement.
At Mossley we believe that our aim is to educate ‘the whole child’ through a holistic approach to learning though our 6 core Christian values
To have pupils who are valued members of the community within God’s loving family ready to make a valuable contribution to society.
We encourage children to have aspirations, dreams and strive for individual academic success through an ambitious curriculum.
The pupils have a sense of wellbeing through an emotionally nurturing school community deeply rooted in mutual respect and tolerance, with an understanding of how to sustain physical and mental health.
Pupils learn in a culture of growth mindset which encourages children to have a ‘can do attitude’ and take risks in a secure and supportive environment.
To foster a love of learning through the development of a ‘curious mind’ through hands on learning through all mediums.
For all children to be fully engaged in the learning journey from Reception to year 6 through a structured, engaging and relevant curriculum.
How is the curriculum implemented?
We have 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 our 'Pathways to Write' texts as the main driving force. Our overview ensures a good progression of knowledge and skills and provides many opportunities for our children to practise and develop these skills.
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 overview shows how we have mapped out the year. Please see below for this plan. We also ensure that cross-curricular links are considered and these links are made clear to the children.
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!!