At Askern Moss Road Infant Academy, we believe that children deserve a broad, balanced, high-quality curriculum, rich in knowledge, skills and meaningful experiences. We aim for children to be engaged and active in their learning through a range of topics, subjects and lessons. We also believe that every child should have the opportunity to develop and build their independence, self-esteem and self-confidence to become lifelong learners.
As reflected in our school improvement plan, we are currently developing our curriculum, with our main aim being to provide exciting, stimulating, connected learning through a cross-curricular approach which fully absorbs the children.
Our revised curriculum is based on a child-centred pedagogy we call The Four Cornerstones. It forms the basis of everything we do and provides our school with the foundations on which to build a rich and deep, exciting curriculum which fosters a love of learning.
The Cornerstones Curriculum helps children to:
We have planned our curriculum content, to ensure full coverage and delivery of Curriculum 2014 through topics which are relevant and of interest to the children. Our curriculum reflects the individual nature of our school together with prescribed elements from the national curriculum. The needs and interests of our children drive what is happening in our school, with children's achievement levels the starting point for all curriculum planning.
We believe that every childhood matters and that the innate qualities children have, including creativity, curiosity and a love of learning, should be fully nurtured. We recognise that all pupils are entitles to have access to a broad range of learning experiences. This will allow them to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary for their self-fulfilment, and to enable them to become responsible citizens in the 2st century.
The curriculum is regularly reviewed at phase and whole school levels, with feedback from pupil and parental voice. All stakeholders therefore have ownership of the curriculum at Askern Moss Road Infant Academy.
Key Aims of Moss Road’s Curriculum
We believe that the curriculum should stimulate an enjoyment of and a commitment to learning, to encourage the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all pupils, preparing them effectively for the next steps in their education.
The general principles within which the curriculum will develop are contained in the Education Reform Act. The Act also sets out key features that must figure in every pupil’s curriculum.
The National Curriculum comprises:
Four Core Subjects: English, Mathematics, ICT, Science
Foundation Subjects: History, Geography, Design Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education
These ten subjects are not intended to be a complete curriculum and other aspects of our curriculum include Personal, Health and Social Education.
An approximate number of hours of taught time are spent weekly as follows:
Key Stage One
Learning takes place through Imaginative Learning Projects with the following structure:
Engage Our projects begin with a memorable, sensory experience which, where possible, promotes the use of the environment.
Develop –Subjects are then explored more deeply through a range of quality learning experiences
Innovate- this stage of the children’s learning challenges their creative thinking and enables them to apply their learned skills and knowledge
Express- this element requires the children to share their learning with others