'Through God all things are possible’
Forgiveness - Responsibility – Perseverance - Compassion – Hope - Love
‘All children can achieve; learning knows no limits’
Our curriculum Intent:
The curriculum at Morland will offer a clear progression of opportunities to develop children spiritually, morally, emotionally and academically. It will facilitate an accumulation of children’s acquisition of a broad working vocabulary along with curriculum knowledge, skills and understanding. Positive attitude towards learning are fostered throughout the school to ensure the children leave us as highly motivated, independent, responsible and considerate members of the community and they are able to contribute positively within an ever-changing, culturally diverse and technologically progressive society.
We plan using meaningful links and take account of the learners’ interests and fascinations across the curriculum to engage the children in their learning. Through the planned delivery of learning objectives we ensure the progression, development and embedding of the children’s skills, knowledge and understanding. Every effort is made to ensure children develop a clear appreciation of their local area and the wider world and to ensure they learn creatively and make choices about their learning. To ensure fidelity of the chosen programmes - we deliver several areas of the curriculum independently: We follow ‘Read Write Inc.’ (RWInc.) to deliver phonics in KS1 and ‘Talks for Writing’ (T4W) to deliver writing for English. ‘Maths No Problem’ (MNP) Mastery Approach is used across the whole school to deliver Mathematics. The Emanuel scheme of work is followed for R.E and the Cambridge IT materials are to track progression in understanding technology, digital literacy, programming and E-Safety. In addition, Performing Arts and Music are mapped and delivered independently to offer children a broader opportunity for performance and self-expression.
Each year groups’ curriculum map show where each subject within the curriculum is covered within that year group whereas the subject overviews on a page (SOAP) outline briefly the expectations for the delivery of each subject at Morland C of E Primary. Everyone at Morland recognises the need for our curriculum to reflect the needs of the children and the families in our local area and as such we are engaging in development of Morland as a ‘Thrive School’, where the Thrive principals will underpin the whole implementation of our curriculum.
Learners at Morland develop their knowledge and skills across the curriculum, over time. As an aspiring Thrive school we aim to ensure all children gain confidence as a person and as a learner and develop their creativity, interests and aspirations. The curriculum is developed to offer inspirational opportunities and to support the learners in being ready for the next stage in their learning lives.
The impact of our curriculum is measured using several methods such baseline/on-entry and exit data, Informal and formal school-based assessments, progress measures; ‘Hot’ and ‘Cold’ tasks for skills and knowledge based learning National statutory testing. This is evidenced in a variety of ways such as Individual and class workbooks; Year group, class and club displays; School based events, experiences, presentations and celebrations and the school newsletter, website and Twitter account.
You can find out more about our curriculum by contacting the school via the contact page.
From September 2018 we have begun to follow a 'mastery' approach to the teaching of mathematics at Morland. We are using a scheme called 'Maths No Problem. These are some of the reasons why we have made this change
What is Maths Mastery?
Teaching maths for mastery is a transformational approach to maths teaching which stems from high performing Asian nations such as Singapore. When taught to master maths, children develop their mathematical fluency without resorting to rote learning and are able to solve non-routine maths problems without having to memorise procedures.
- Evidence-based approach to teaching maths
- Helps pupils develop a deep, long-term and adaptable understanding of maths
- Inclusive approach where all children achieve
- Slower pace which results in greater progress
- Reflected in the 2014 English national curriculum for mathematics
- Endorsed by the Department for Education, NCETM and OFSTED
Resources for parents
Below is a link to a series of videos that can help parents understand the Maths No Problem approach.
Read Write Inc
We have introduced a brand new phonic, reading, spelling and writing programme this school year called Read Write Inc. All children from Reception to Year 2 and some children in Years 3 and 4 are working in small ability groups every morning to develop their reading, spelling and writing skills.
Please read the letter attached for more information from the publishers of the programme.
Talk for Writing
In January 2019 we introduced Talk for Writing (TfW) as our approach for teaching writing across the whole school.
The Talk for Writing approach enables children to read and write independently for a variety of audiences and purposes within different subjects. A key feature is that children internalise the language structures needed to write through ‘talking the text’ as well as close reading. The approach moves from dependence towards independence with the teacher using shared and guided teaching to develop the ability in children to write creatively and powerfully.
We aim to underpin our English work by establishing a core reading spine of quality fiction, poetry and non-fiction that all children experience and draw upon. Imaginative units of work are developed to create a whole-school plan that is refined over the years, is well-resourced and documented to release teachers from planning and preparation so that they can focus on adapting their teaching for children’s learning. The approach moves through different phases as outlined below.
At Morland C of E Primary School we follow the Emmanuel Project which has been specifically written by the St Edmundsbury and Ipswich Diocese for children from Nursery to Year 6. It focuses on the Christian faith but also visits Judaism, Hinduism, Islam,Sikhism,Buddhism and Humanism. This will provide our children with a wide in site into our world faiths and to develop their own understanding and spiritual knowledge. We help our children to respect the diversity of our world and to appreciate the skills and talents of all.
Religious education is taught throughout the school from Nursery to Year 6. This may be taught as a weekly subject of appox. 1hour or it may be taught in blocks over a week or a day. We visit a different topic/religion every half term. Their work will be displayed on their class RE board within the classroom and in their books.
During the year we follow the church calendar and the children take part in additional activities on Harvest, Advent, Pentecost and Easter. These are either run in school or at All Hallows,Landseer Rd or Leighton Rd churches.