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Our curriculum is underpinned by the National Curriculum (2014) and we enhance this with planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Learning is always exciting and in a meaningful context for children - which is usually based around our 'beautiful text' in reading.


Where there are good links between subjects, learning is linked and lessons taught using a cross-curricular approach. Where this is not achievable, subjects are taught discretely. The rehearsal and application of basic skills learned in the the core curriculum is a driver for the entire curriculum.

National Curriculum 2014


Primary schools in England must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly-based and which:


  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school, and
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.


'The National Curriculum is just one element in the education of every child. There is time and space in the school day and in each week, term and year to range beyond the National Curriculum. The National Curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of children's knowledge, skills and understanding as part of the wider school curriculum.'


National Curriculum in England 2014


At Muscliff we do this by ensuring we develop 'the whole child' and meeting individual needs with a range of fun and exciting learning experiences.


At Muscliff Primary School, children develop a strong sense of moral purpose in addition to a respect and understanding of people who have different characteristics to themselves, whether that be age, disability, gender or race. A rigorous, well-planned curriculum, delivered by excellent staff in an ethos of care and support, enables our pupils to be well-rounded, empathetic young people who have a thirst for learning and respect for all around them.


We place a strong emphasis on the development of the basic skills necessary to be confident, independent learners and successful adults. All children engage in daily reading sessions and literacy and mathematics lessons.


Please also look at the year group curriculum maps below, and the 'class pages' for home learning and photos of the children enjoying their learning!