At Mount Pleasant Primary School we follow the National Curriculum 2014 from Years 1 to 6.
From this we plan learning opportunities which are underpinned by the following key values:
We aim to create a curriculum which helps children to develop a thirst for and love of learning, and which inspires them to work hard and be successful.
Core knowledge and skills are taught progressively, and linked to 'Learning Adventures", which provide enriching, meaningful and contextual links.
We use visits and visitors to further enrich our curriculum and bring it to life. We aim to inspire our children and make our learning irresistible through the texts that we read, and the Learning Adventures that we embark upon.
English sits at the heart of our whole school curriculum and we believe that it is the key to unlocking the potential of all of our pupils. Our English curriculum is carefully planned in order to enable our pupils to become skilled, expressive and confident communicators throughout their whole lives.
The National Curriculum for English forms the foundations for all that we do. The main aims of the National Curriculum are to:
* Promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and
* Develop the pupils' love of literature through reading widely and for pleasure.
We fulfil these aims by teaching the main elements of reading, writing, speaking and listening to our pupils both in English lessons and as a thread throughout the curriculum. We use the best quality children's literature to plan exciting reading and writing experiences as well as ensuring that our pupils have the opportunity to read, write and talk about experiences from their Learning Adventures both in and out of school.
Our Mathematics curriculum is planned to develop strong, secure foundations in basic mathematical skills.
We teach the National Curriculum for mathematics which aims to ensure that all pupils:
- become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately
- reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language
- can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions
To do this we use The White Rose Hub teaching long-term schemes of work, assessment modules and lesson resources. This approach aims to support our school philosophy in mathematics to 'Linger Longer.'
This involves teaching units of work for extended periods to develop a mastery,fluencyandsecure conceptual understanding.