The Staff and Governors of Monksdown Primary School aim to tailor education to individual need, interest and aptitude so as to fulfil every child’s potential. Every pupil will have access to a rich, broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum. It is used to increase pupil’s knowledge, skills and understanding as they grow and develop and become more aware of the world around them. Our curriculum is enhanced by a vast range of exciting and informative visits and visitors, including our Year 6 residential trip to Coniston Water Park.
It is carefully planned and structured, to ensure that learning is continuous, and that pupils make good progress, achieving good standards in English and Maths. At Monksdown Primary School we strongly believe that it’s our responsibility to prepare our pupils with the skills and attitudes that will help them become successful, happy and confident independent learners. We do this by providing rich and varied learning experiences which helps develop their skills and abilities, enabling them to lead happy and rewarding lives and become responsible future citizens.
As a school we feel that we should not only to cover the National Curriculum but also develop skills and values that are particular to our children. Our school values encourage the pupils to be: Responsible, Resilient, Respectful and Resourceful; these ideals are central to our school ethos. We are working with our pupils to develop a collective understanding of our school values and a vision to prepare them for the future.
For an overview, by year group, or our curriculum please click this link: Whole School Overview – by Year 2017
If you require any further information regarding our curriculum please contact the school.
Subject Overviews Please click a link below for curriculum details by subject
In KS1 phonics is taught daily through ‘Letters and Sounds’ scheme. Our school uses a number of reading schemes so that the pupils experience a breadth of language and text types.