Curriculum

 We deliver a creative curriculum that is strongly focused on developing excellent skills in literacy and numeracy.  We aim for the children to take on responsibility and have ownership of their learning, think for themselves and use the cooperative values and principles effectively. This is based on their prior learning experiences.

We aim to generate enthusiasm for learning so that each child’s inquisitive nature leads them to find out more and more.  There is no limit on learning.

We have designed the curriculum so that children are challenged appropriately and so that children;

  • ask questions;
  • collaborate;
  • genuinely understand that it is “good to go wrong” sometimes;
  • become confident contributers to discussions;
  • understand the nexts steps to learning;
  • learn from real life situations;
  • have a good sense of right and wrong, and can settle any disputes that arise peacefully;
  • celebrate one another’s cultural diversity and learn about different faiths and traditions.
 
What the parents say
“Really enjoyed the maths games that the children had designed.  They were really proud to share their knowledge and understanding.”
“Really good.  Nice to see the teamwork and creative work.”
“Very good to see my daughter doing some interesting subjects – maths and learning about charity and understanding that there are other children worse off in the world.”
 
What the children say
“Everything and everybody is special at Mount Street Primary School.”
“We enjoy learning with our friends.”
“I like learning in different ways and learning new things.”
Please see our Policies page in for our Curriculum Statement.
Whole School rolling programme for Thematic Curriculum
Year Autumn Term Spring Term Summer Term
Y1/2

Fire Fire!

The Great Fire of London

Bonfire Night

Diwali and rangoli patterns

Into the Woods!

Plants, trees and animals

Animals and their habitats

Bug hunting

Animals in the pond

Beach

Wembury trip and sand sculpture

Physical features and materials at the beach
Y3

Vikings

AT1 skills/ Light

Illuminated letters

Feet felt/felt making

Longships

Where the wild things are!

Forces

Moving monsters

Rocks and solids

Moris Sendak

Illustrators-multimedia

animation

Plymouth

Geography skills mapping/physical/human features

Plants/Teeth

Merrivale rocks and soils Sculpture and sketching

photoframes
Y4

Ancient Egyptians

Human body

Masks and jewellery

Operation game

To infinity and beyond!

Earth and space

Electricity

Peter Thorpe space artist

Solar systems

Rainforests

Location, map work

Science animals

Sound

Fairtrade

Silk painting

Collage

Chocolate recipes
Y5

Victorious Victorians - local history

Forces/bridges

Sketches and paintings

William Morris

Peg dolls

Food bridges 

Water

Tsumani/flooding local and international

Changes in materials/evaporation

Weaving and collage

water colours

water wheel

Circle of Life

Life cycles, Living things

Portraits

Clay faces

Cogs and cams

Y6

Horrible Science

Lights/electricity/safety revision for sats

Photography

Pinhole cameras

Lights/computing?

Life around the world

Habitats and adaptation

Life cycles/human reproduction

Geographical locations of habitats and climates

Paper mache and metal frames of animals

Enrichment project for an animal at school/zoo.

Invasions and battles

Micro-organism, nutrition, human body

Tapestry- felt

Trebuchet