Our Curriculum

Monkspath Junior and Infant School

We are a very large primary school, bonded by our highly prized School Values and seated right in the heart of Solihull in the West Midlands. We take pride in celebrating the rich diversity of our families and community and from learning from each other. Ours is a happy school, with passionate staff who see children as individuals and work enthusiastically to ensure all of our children thrive. The whole child is at the center of all we do and all of the decisions we take.

We are ambitious for every single one of our children, we are inclusive and believe in every child’s right to be happy, successful and to be prepared for their future lives as learners and as members of society. This belief underpins every aspect of school life, of working in partnership with our families and drives all that we do.

We know children achieve when they are safe, challenged and purposefully engaged. To this end, we strive for academic rigor and excellence through an enriched, creative and tailored curriculum, helping all children to develop positive attitudes toward themselves and others and setting them on the path of life-long learning with the knowledge, attributes, beliefs and skills that they need to succeed.

 

Our School Values

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We strive to ensure that every child will be the best they possibly can be tomorrow…

                                                                                                          …without forgetting that they are someone very special today.

Curriculum Intent

The design of our curriculum at Monkspath Junior and Infant School provides for rich and relevant experiences which inspire pupils to learn, grow and flourish. We intertwine the teaching of both knowledge and skills, alongside developing essential learning behaviours and embedding the skills that our children will need for future learning. Central to this is the constant reinforcement of our School Values which are both an outcome of our curriculum and are pivotal in the curriculum choices we make.

Our curriculum not only meets national requirements, but is uniquely developed by us to meet the needs of our pupils, our school and our local community. Gaining proficiency as a reader is key to accessing all other subject areas and therefore holds a place of priority for all children, beginning in the Early Years alongside numeracy and writing. 

Our curriculum is personalised around our children’s needs, reflecting the backgrounds and experiences of the wide range of pupils we have from family heritages that are locally based or are rooted from around the globe. It is outward-facing, setting learning in local and global contexts wherever possible; it celebrates diversity and unity and ensures that learning is relevant, purposeful and sequenced.  

Curriculum plans are continuously under review ensuring that they are fit for purpose and that they provide benchmarks in learning, detailing what we want our children to acquire by specific end points. 

 

Curriculum Design

Our Curriculum Design:

  • Develops sequential, progressional learning, where pupils know more and can do more than before. It builds on what they have been previously taught and understand and how this fits with what they will be learning next.
  • Has a strong focus on subject disciplines and subject-specific skills and knowledge.
  • Considers depth and breadth and provides frequent opportunities to revise, practice, memorise and reshape previous learning.
  • Provides clear links to purposeful assessment.
  • Reflects the needs and views of our children developing their skills, interests, strengths and areas of relative weakness.
  • Underpins the development of our children’s resilience, character and personality. 
  • Reinforces a shared understanding of our School Values.

 

READING

In Key Stage One we use a variety of reading and phonics resources to enable us to support our children.  We use several different reading schemes across Key Stage One, including Oxford Reading Tree, Project-X, Big Cat and Bug Club.  Parents across the school have access to Bug Club online where there are a range of books and reading activities to use at home.  Phonics in Keys Stage 1 is taught following the guidelines of the ‘Letters and Sounds’ document.

In the following sections you will see information about what our children learn in each year group, if you need more specific information then please do ask us. The links below will give you details of our whole school curriculum:

Futher details of our Health and Relationships Education, include guidance and support materials for parents can be found by clicking here.

Our English and mathematics assessment criteria can be found below.

 

Reading

Writing

Maths

Reception

assessment framework Reception

assessment framework Reception

assessment framework Reception

Year 1

assessment framework Year 1

assessment framework Year 1

assessment framework Year 1

Year 2

assessment framework Year 2

assessment framework Year 2

assessment framework Year 2

Year 3

assessment framework Year 3

assessment framework Year 3

assessment framework Year 3

Year 4

assessment framework Year 4

assessment framework Year 4

assessment framework Year 4

Year 5

assessment framework Year 5

assessment framework Year 5

assessment framework Year 5

Year 6

assessment framework Year 6

assessment framework Year 6

assessment framework Year 6

Please click here to view our knowledge organisers (please use the password you have been provided with by school)

Please click on te links below for details of our Early Years curriculum. Please note: this is currently under review and amendments will be made throughout 2020-2021 before updated versions will be published for use from September 2021.

 

Autumn 1

Autumn 2

Spring 1

Spring 2

Summer 1

Summer 2

Nursery

Click here for Nursery Curriculum Aut1

Click here for Nursery Curriculum Aut2

Click here for Nursery Curriculum Spr1

Click here for Nursery Curriculum Spr2

Click here for Nursery Curriculum Sum1

Click here for Nursery Curriculum Sum2

Reception

Click here for Reception Curriculum Aut1

Click here for Reception Curriculum Aut2

Click here for Reception Curriculum Spr1

Click here for Reception Curriculum Spr2

Click here for Reception Curriculum Sum1

Click here for Reception Curriculum Sum2

 

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