Curriculum

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We call this our curriculum intent and it is shapes what we teach in school. Moorfield teaches a curriculum that is value driven, community focused, aspirational, promotes inclusivity and encourages equity and character. 

 

Reading and Phonics

The systematic teaching of phonics is taught at our school through a program called Read Write Inc

(RWI).

 

What is phonics?

Read Write Inc. Phonics teaches children to read accurately and fluently with good comprehension. They learn to form each letter, spell correctly, and compose their ideas step-by-step.

Phonics is a way of teaching children to read quickly and skilfully.  They are taught how to:

recognise the sounds that each individual letter makes; identify the sounds that different combinations of letters make such as ‘sh’ or ‘oo’ and blend these sounds together from left to right to make a word. This is the first important step in learning to read.

 Click here for parental information about RWI phonics

 Click here for a DfE guide for parents

 

How do we teach reading?

All of our children take home a reading book that is linked to their phonetically understanding. We expect that children read at home a minimum of three times a week. In KS2 all children have the opportunity to take home a ‘choose’ book as well as one that is given to them by their teacher. The children take these books from either the class reading corner or from one of the school’s reading huts.

Reading is the classroom is taught through our ‘Big Read’ lessons. Big Reading is an exciting, fun way to develop a love of reading, our knowledge of significant authors and also develop our analytical skills, through the use of exciting characters who we call our Big Reading Friends. It is a reading ‘journey’ for each child, from their very first ‘pre-reading’ steps to their complex and intricate understanding of texts at greater depth. Through the Big Reading Lessons we effectively ‘teach’ reading in order for the children to ‘learn’ and rapidly ‘progress’ in their reading. These lessons happen daily from years 1 to 6.

Our Curriculum

The curriculum is the subjects schools must teach as per government guidelines. They are spilt into ‘core subjects’ and ‘foundation subjects’. They are as follows:

Core subjects
Maths
English
Science

Foundation Subjects
Computing
Design Technology
History
Geography
Music
Art & Design
PE
Modern Languages
Religious Education

This academic year we are working on creating a besoke curriculum that is unique to our school. We have begun with history and geography. Our new curriculums for music, art, design technology and science will be completed by February 2020 and our new computing curriculum will be avaliable in June 2020. PE is led in school by Mr Darbyshire and a team of specialists. The language we teach in school is Spanish and this progresses from year 3 to year 6. For the teaching of religious education we follow the Salford Agreed Syllabus. 

Click the links below to find out more about the foundation subjects as well as the skills taught in each year group.

Art and Design |

Computing |

Design and Technology |

Geography – Moorfield’s geography curriculum|

Geography – progression document|

History – Moorfield’s history curriculum |

History – progression document|

Languages |

Music |

P.E. |

Science |

Religious Education|