Curriculum

Our School Curriculum

We believe our school should be a place of inspiration, intellectual and cultural adventure; a place to create opportunities for children’s talents and abilities to flourish. Subsequently our children are given a wide variety of direct experiences and challenges to enable them to develop appropriate skills through a creative curriculum.

Our curriculum is organised into a series of topics, which are planned on a two year cycle to account for mixed age classes. Each topic has a subject focus e.g.  Science, history, geography, or design technology, enabling the children to develop the knowledge, understanding and skills to reach the intended learning outcomes for each Key Stage. In planning our topics, we consult with the children in order to find out what they are interested in and what they want to learn about and further research, as well as taking account of our school community and locality.

Early Years ~ Reception
Reception classes follow the statutory Early Years (EYFS) framework. It consists of 3 prime areas – Physical Development, Communication & Language, Personal Social & Emotional Development, and 4 specific areas – Literacy,  Mathematics, Understanding of the World, and Expressive Arts & Design.

Key Stage 1 ~ Years 1 & 2
KS1 follow the National Curriculum. With the exception of Literacy, maths, Religious Education and P.E., our delivery of National Curriculum subjects is through a skills based approach to learning. Study is arranged into themed research units spread over a two-year cycle to account for our mixed-age class arrangement.
Literacy and maths are taught daily as discrete lessons; we do set for Letters and Sounds across KS1 and EYS. We use Letters and Sounds for phonics supplemented by with Jolly Phonic Scheme.

Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural learning, PSHE and Citizenship incorporate SEALs themes and the teaching of common British Values (democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of others with different faiths and beliefs).

Key Stage 2 ~ Years 3, 4, 5 & 6
KS2 also follow the National Curriculum. Again with the exception of Literacy, maths, Religious Education and P.E., our delivery of National Curriculum subjects is through a skills based approach to learning. Study is arranged into themed research units spread over a two-year cycle to account for our mixed-age class arrangement.
Literacy and maths are taught daily as discrete lessons; we do set in some years groups and where necessary children access Letters & Sounds with KS1 children.

Spiritual, Moral, Social & Cultural learning, PSHE and Citizenship incorporate SEALs themes and the teaching of common British Values (democracy, rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of others with different faiths and beliefs).

2017 -2018 Classes:

Class arrangements are based on pupil numbers within each cohort. When there is a need to create mixed-age classes, set criteria will be drawn up and used by the Senior Leadership; this is variable.

Class sizes in infants are restricted to 30; this legislation does not apply in the juniors but Moorfield puts a ceiling on class sizes for quality purposes and health & safety reasons.

Reception x2 classes (mixed ability), Y1 class, mixed-age Y1 / 2 class, Y2 class , 2 Y3 classes,Y4 class,  2 Y5 classes and a Y6 class

Parents can find further details of class study by searching on the additional year group pages.

Detailed below is a curriculum map showing the coverage for each year group. If parents or carers would like more details about a particular curriculum area, they are welcome to visit the school where the Head teacher, Miss Heyes, will be pleased to talk to them about the relevant syllabus and scheme of work which their child is following.