The Curriculum at Mulberry Park
At Mulberry Park we follow the EYFS Curriculum in Reception and the UK National Curriculum for Key Stage 1 and 2 which are taught alongside our Learn Together Curriculum. Please see our curriculum overviews at the bottom of this page for more information.
Our aim is to provide our children with an exciting, engaging, broad and balanced curriculum built around our Learn Together Curriculum and the National Curriculum whilst following the interests of the children. We believe that children learn best when they experience a varied and diverse range of activities and subjects.
We believe that outdoor learning is very important and we aim to get the children out into the local and wider community as much as possible. We aim to use our school grounds, neighbouring parks and gardens to develop this further whilst taking the children on educational visits further afield to give them wider learning opportunities and experiences.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum
Children in our Reception class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum through a play based approach to learning. The curriculum includes the following seven areas of learning:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Development
- Communication and Language
- Physical Development
- Understanding the World
- Expressive Arts and Design
National Curriculum Years 1 to 6
From Year 1 upwards we follow the National Curriculum which includes a range of subjects, focussing on English and Maths.
Teachers are given the autonomy to plan topics which are of interest to the children. These topics are then carefully thought through to cover a wide range of subject areas. Our topic choices aim to encompass all areas of learning and provide many opportunities to develop our children's English and Maths skills. English and maths are taught every day both across various subjects and in discrete lessons.
These overviews outline the main areas of learning in each year group. We tailor the planning, teaching and learning to the needs and abilities of each child. For example some children may be learning Maths or English at a higher or lower level than that of their year group. These overviews are therefore a guide to progression through the subjects and year groups. Please speak to us if you have any queries or concerns.