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Primary Curriculum Planning


The curriculum at Mowbray School is planned and organised to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but it is designed to develop the independence and responsibility of all our pupils. We achieve this by making it accessible and fun. We ensure that all children have a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides ample opportunities for continuity and progression in all areas of development. It takes wide ranging individual differences into account, and our creative planning caters for different learning styles, personalities and a range of interests. We work hard to make sure that our pupil’s entitlement to achieve their full potential is realised.

We promote and achieve high levels of progress. We do this through special teaching and learning programmes designed specifically around individuals. Our curriculum is extended by an array of enrichment activities including day visits, cultural experiences and themed days. Extra-curricular activities also form an important part of the curriculum and we have an array of lunchtime and after school clubs, which are available for many children throughout the school year.

Literacy, Numeracy and personal and social development form the foundations of our entire curriculum. We continue to create a number of different opportunities for pupils to embed fundamental British values and focus on growing their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, throughout their time in Mowbray School. We have a number of strategies to support this which may include workshops, educational visits, residential trips, assemblies, visitors and links with external organisations. Opportunities for pupils to generalise and develop fluency of new skills acquired, is integral to planning. The range of facilities and resources bring the curriculum alive and enable our children to apply their knowledge and understanding in real situations. The school farm, nature reserve, sports hall, variety of trips and local community activities are all fundamental to facilitating and ensuring progress for all. Sports and well-being activities are highly valued and we work very hard to allow pupils to participate in a variety of different physical activities, through PE, Sports and Outdoor Learning, we have several highly qualified staff who deliver high quality activities in these fields.

Assessments are integral to planning the next steps of learning, and individual progress is tracked in an abundance of ways. Various interventions are implemented and suitably tailored for individual needs, providing additional opportunities for pupils to succeed.

Opportunities currently planned for across Primary are:

  • Literacy
  • Numeracy
  • Phonics – We use a combination of different schemes for Phonics to cater for a range of learning styles and multi sensory approach. The schemes we follow are Lexia, Jolly Phonics, Read-write, and Letters and Sound
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Geography
  • History
  • Communication
  • Religious Education
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Design & Technology
  • Farm skills
  • Art
  • Rebound Therapy
  • Speech and language
  • Dance
  • Swimming
  • Oral Motor Skills
  • Fine Motor Skills
  • Sensory Room
  • Art Therapy
  • Reading intervention
  • Dyspraxia intervention
  • Foreign Languages
  • Key Skills in Outdoor Learning (Education) and Bikeability
  • Key Skills in the kitchen and knowing about healthy lifestyles
  • Key Skills in Citizenship and developing community links
  • Key Skills on the Farm and wild life area
  • Key Skills in Art and crafts
  • Key Skills in Eco-schools and links with the world