Mousehold Infant & Nursery School Curriculum Statement of Intent 2019 Core Values

Our ‘High Five’ is the golden thread that underpins our Curriculum:

Respect   Help   Learn   Enjoy   Achieve

Children leave Mousehold as successful learners who:

are critical thinkers, with enquiring minds who can adapt to the ever changing world around them. (Respect)

can understandcooperate and shape the world together. (Help)

are motivated and passionate about life long learning. (Learn)

are happy and confident to succeed in modern British society. (Enjoy) are resilient, with a growth mindset to carry on achieving. (Achieve)

We provide our children with an ambitious, exciting and empowering curriculum that:

  • is broad, balanced, ambitious and values every area of learning
  • is coherent and well-planned in progression of knowledge and skills in every subject
  • offers a wide range of quality extra-curricular opportunities
  • goes above and beyond the expectations of the National Curriculum
  • supports and embraces all children and their families
  • helps children see their place in their local community and as a global citizen
  • values creativity and encourages learning links across the curriculum 

Curriculum Statement

Our curriculum makes learning fun, hands on and stimulating.
We provide a highly inclusive creative curriculum which enables pupils to achieve in a happy and safe environment.  There is a focus on developing the whole child with a wide variety of clubs during the school day and after school. All staff work together effectively to plan and deliver a curriculum that meets the needs of all children. The curriculum is rich, purposeful and challenging for all children.
All children throughout their time with us experience local visits, visiting authors and artists, samba lessons, ukelele lessons, capoeira lessons, forest school lessons and a wide range of activities indoors and outdoors to enhance the curriculum.
Our learning environments develop creative and independent learners who are motivated, resilient and focused.

Our school is a learning community in which all children and adults are continuously engaged in developing and extending their own learning. We continuously aim to develop and refine the effectiveness of teaching and learning across the school by reflecting upon and discussing what has been successful and why. Good practice is celebrated and shared amongst staff, whilst recognising the value of sharing and learning from mistakes and difficulties.

Provision is outstanding because staff know the children so well, and pupils learn through an active curriculum with involvement in practical and meaningful activities such as Forest Schools, Capoeira, Ukelele and Samba drumming. The Curriculum makes learning fun, hands on and stimulating by providing real experiences such as Time and Tide, Norwich Castle, How Hill Nature Reserve, BeWilderwood and Gressenhall Rural Life Museum. Teachers and teaching assistants work together effectively to plan and deliver a curriculum that is rich, purposeful and challenging for all children, this involves events such as World Book Day, Reading, Maths and P.E Cafes, Slanted Dance
This highly inclusive curriculum enables pupils to achieve their full potential in a happy, fun and safe environment.

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The children at our school follow the 2014 National Curriculum, although our exciting programme of learning is not limited by it. The curriculum is enriched with many exciting opportunities for diverse learning.

Phonics and Reading Statement