Our Menston curriculum aims to prepare our children for their future. The curriculum is designed to enable children to learn and develop in accordance with our school vision. We provide a broad and balanced curriculum based upon the primary national curriculum. We believe our children should have some ownership of their learning and be supported in becoming ‘aspirational’ learners who make the most of the learning opportunities provided. We also incorporate careers awareness activities into our teaching to further help to prepare our children for their future.
Subject delivery in our curriculum has three key strands which enable children to develop as independent and resilient learners. These are:
Each term, year groups follow learning themes which enable children to learn subject specific skills and knowledge and then apply them across different subject areas. This provides opportunities for children to deepen their thinking and helps to embed their skills and knowledge across the breadth of the curriculum.
Within our curriculum we also teach a range of universal skills which have been shown to enable children and young people to be equipped for the next stage of their education and beyond. These skills cover areas such as listening, presenting and team working. We are a partner school within the Universal Skills Partnership which is a not-for-profit group who bring together schools, a range of organisations and employers. More information can be found on their website: Skills Builder Partnership.
Along with all schools nationally, we have received the government’s Catch-Up Premium in the academic year 2020-21. Please click here to see an overview of how this grant will be spent at Menston Primary School.
Pupils in KS1 and Foundation are taught phonics for reading and writing using the Letters and Sounds framework and a range of reading schemes, including Oxford Reading Tree, and other books, to ensure that children develop a love of reading alongside developing key reading and comprehension skills.
Click the links below to view the long term plans for each year group. Please speak to your child’s class teacher if you would like to know more about the curriculum.
Members of the public may request information via the school office.
For information on writing over the year please click here.
For information on reading over the year please click here.
Click the links below to view the curriculum statements for each subject.
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