At Maundene Primary School children develop a strong sense of moral purpose and learn to take responsibility for themselves in addition to a respect and understanding of people who have different characteristics to themselves, whether that be culture, race, gender, social background or difference in ability or needs.
A balanced, well planned curriculum, delivered in an ethos of care, support and high expectations enables our pupils to be well rounded, empathetic young people who think creatively and critically, have a thirst for learning and celebrate their every success.
The curriculum at Maundene Primary School aims to:
- Inspire children to develop a love of learning.
- Stimulate enjoyment and commitment to learning as a means to encourage the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils.
- Embed skills to prepare children for further learning and productive adulthood.
- Take learning beyond the classroom.
- Develop children to become reflective learners who have a sense of responsibility for their own learning and development.
- Enable children to make connections between aspect of learning to create greater depth of understanding the world around us.
- Build confidence and motivation within our children.
- Grow children who understand the importance of perseverance, resilience and tolerance.
- Enable children to use their acquired skills and knowledge to observe, question and think.
- Develop children’s independence and self-motivated learning.
- Learn to value others, their views, cultures and beliefs..
At Maundene Primary School we use 'Letters and Sounds' as our preferred method of delivering quality phonics teaching.
Letters and Sounds is a phonics resource published by the Department of Education. The programme aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills.
Children follow a detailed programme, starting at the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.
In KS1 we use a range of reading schemes to provide variety and depth for our pupils. These include: Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Big Cat, Ginn, Heinemann Story World, Discovery World and Dandelion along with "real" books by well known authors
Children in Key Stage 2 will receive phonic teaching when and if necessary.
We strongly believe that the appreciation of reading should be embedded from an early age. A wide range of reading strategies are taught throughout school including: guided reading, shared reading and independent reading. During guided reading sessions children are encourages to exploe story plots, character motivation and the way writers look to inspire the imagination.
Children have access to a range of fiction and non-fiction books both in classrooms and in the school library.
English Schemes of Work
At Maundene Primary School we deliver our English lessons using The National Curriculum, The Literacy Tree and our English Scheme of Work for each year group. Teaching sequences, focusing on a range of different books, are selected from The Literacy Tree and adapted to provide opportunities for extended writing to be planned. Throughout the year, children have the opportunity to revisit and extend their understanding of a range of different genres.
The English Schemes of Work are available below and evidence progression throughout each year group.