Curriculum

Our curriculum meets the statutory requirements of the new National Curriculum which was implemented in September 2014. The school’s philosophy of developing the whole child is integrated into the curriculum choices each year group makes. 

We provide a creative and exciting curriculum which is broad and balanced, challenging yet enjoyable and vibrant and creative. All our learning is underpinned with a strong emphasis on the learning of key skills including reading, writing and mathematics.

The curriculum overview gives a flavour of the topics that will be covered each term in each year group. (See below).

At the start of each term parents are sent a curriculum letter. This is to help you follow and assist your child with their current studies. Please find the relevant term and year group on the tab to the left. Whilst the National Curriculum describes subject areas, we do not teach all of the curriculum in subject packages. Many elements will be covered in a more integrated and thematic way. The curriculum outlines below give more detail about the intended learning over the year. 

Mathematics

We follow the National Curriculum for Mathematics, so we teach number, ratio and proportion, algebra, measurement, geometry and statistics. For more detailed information please see the National Curriculum and the relevant curriculum overview. (See below).

English

We follow the National Curriculum for English, so we teach reading, comprehension, transcription, handwriting, composition, vocabulary, grammar and punctuation. For more detailed information please see the National Curriculum and the relevant curriculum overview. (See below).

Phonics

In Key Stage 1 we currently follow the "Letters and Sounds" programme of study to guide the teaching of phonics. Children are also taught the corresponding sounds and symbols through the use of Jolly Phonics. All Key Stage 1 children have regular taught phonics sessions - these sessions are daily where needed. Children in our Reception classes also have phonics based teaching daily, following the same scheme.

Reading

At Milton Mount we do not follow one specific reading scheme. Our books are banded by colour according to their difficulty. Children progress through the colours until they have reached Level 3. All children in Key Stage 1 read a book that has been colour coded. We have a core of Oxford Reading Tree scheme books at all the appropriate levels. Children are given a reading diary for parents and staff to comment in. The diary is kept in the child's bookbag. Children are encouraged to change the book in their bookbag daily.

Milton Mount Monthly Values

Every month the children learn about a new value e.g. responsibility or respect. These values are introduced in assembly but have a big impact on the children's learning across the curriculum. Through planned learning opportunities, we teach the children to value the world we live in and become good citizens in the future. For more details click on the following link. Milton Mount Monthly Values.

Religious Education and Collective Worship

At Milton Mount Primary School the children develop a sound knowledge of Christianity and other world religions, especially those that are the main faiths of children within our school.

Collective worship is a time when large groups of children within the school meet together in order to consider and reflect on common concerns, issues and interests. It offers all pupils an opportunity to worship through engaging in relevant and meaningful experiences and provides opportunities for the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Assemblies take place every day.

British Values

The curriculum actively promotes the fundamental British values.

British values are:

·         Democracy and support for participation in the democratic process

·         Rule of Law and respect for the basis on which the law is made and applies in England

·         Tolerance for people with different faiths and beliefs

·         Mutual Respect for all including equality of opportunity

·         Individual Liberty and showing support and respect for individual freedoms within the parameters of the law 

The School Council, Rocking Rights Group, assemblies, class discussion and aspects of the curriculum all serve to promote these values.

Children will be taught that they can influence decision making through the democratic process and they will be encouraged to take part in this. They will learn to distinguish right from wrong and learn how conflicts can be resolved through understanding the consequences of their actions.

Children will be taught to respect individual differences and understand their own and other cultures. Prejudicial and discriminatory behaviour will be challenged and not allowed.

Children will be supported to develop their self-knowledge, self-esteem and self-confidence. They will understand they have rights, but that they also have responsibilities. Behaviour and attitudes which show a disregard for others will be challenged and not allowed.

Detailed information about your child's learning are available on the left hand tab.

  1. R - Autumn 2 Overview 17-18
  2. Primary National Curriculum 2014
  3. Reception Curriculum Overview 2016-2017
  4. Year 1 Curriculum Overview 2016-2017
  5. Year 2 Curriculum Overview 2016-2017
  6. Year 3 Curriculum Overview 2016-2017
  7. Year 4 Curriculum Overview 2016-2017
  8. Year 5 Curriculum Overview 2016-2017
  9. Year 6 Curriculum Overview 2016-2017