What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here. For more information about our curriculum, please contact Mrs Reid or speak with your child's class teacher.
The most important impact our curriculum can have is two fold:
We are able to measure aspects of this. For example, we use statutory assessments and the progress children make to measure the impact of our English and mathematics curriculum. We also measure the progress children make in other subjects, using our own tracking system.
Other aspects of our curriculum it is almost impossible to ‘measure with number’. The feedback from children, from parents and our own observations, show that children value the experiences we give them and that they help the children to learn and to grow in confidence, maturity and independence.
We keep the implementation and impact of our curriculum under constant review. We do this through our ongoing monitoring and evaluation work. The outcomes of this are used by us to adjust our curriculum.
From September 2014, schools within England have had a duty to promote British Values which we incorporate as an important aspect of our curriculum. The Department For Education (DFE), define them as:
Children from Nursery until the end of KS1 have daily phonics lessons. At Mistley Norman, we introduce phonics in Nursery using approaches from Jolly Phonics before moving onto follow Letters and Sounds.
Reading is the key to all other subject areas and therefore we place great emphasis on the importance of reading in our school. In Reception, Key Stage 1 and for some children in Key Stage 2, we use Bug Club books and online resources to develop skills in both reading and comprehension.
In Key Stage 2, children predominately use Accelerated Reader books to secure their reading skills. This ensures that rather than becoming a 'free reader' children still have leveled books given to them set at an appropriate level of challenge for their ability.