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Curriculum at Miles Coverdale Primary School

We follow  the English National Curriculum at Miles Coverdale Primary School. In English we follow the 'Letters and Sounds' phonics model for Early Reading and in Maths we use White Rose Maths as the basis for our curriculum. 

For more information about each subject please feel free to speak to the subject coordinators - details found here.

  • English

    As writers we:

    • Write with fluency and detail in a range of topics and styles
    • Use our imaginations to make our writing interesting for others to read
    • Use ambitious vocabulary
    • Vary our writing style and use a range of different structures
    • Write neatly, spell correctly and use punctuation

    As readers we:

    • Know all our letter sounds and names
    • Like to read a variety of different texts
    • Understand a wide range of vocabulary
    • Find meaning in texts
    • Read for study and pleasure
    • Learn through reading

    As language specialists we:

    • Listen carefully to others and respect their views and opinions
    • Speak clearly to others and use a wide range of vocabulary
    • Follow the rules of spoken English, for example using the correct tense and verb agreement
    • Retell stories in interesting and imaginative ways
    • Enjoy conversations with adults and our friends
    • Are confident speakers
  • Maths

    As mathematicians we:

    • Understand mathematical concepts and vocabulary
    • Learn new skills and apply them in different areas of maths
    • Can recall many number facts with ease
    • Like solving problems
    • Learn from our mistakes
    • Have developed many written and mental calculation strategies
  • Science

    As scientists we:

    • Ask questions
    • Make predictions
    • Observe closely
    • Collect results
    • Make conclusions
    • Share learning with others
  • Computing

    As technologists we:

    • Use coding to develop our ideas and turn them into reality
    • Know how to use technology safely and effectively
    • Understand how devices are able to connect
    • Use technology to enhance our learning
    • Know a range of data handling techniques and programmes
  • Art

    As artists we:

    • Like to explore techniques
    • Use visual and tactile media to communicate our ideas
    • Use a range of stimuli as a starting point in our work, including our imaginations
    • Appreciate the work of artists all over the world and throughout history
    • Select appropriate materials and techniques to use in our work
    • Evaluate our own work and the work of others
  • Design & Technology

    As designers we:

    • Are able to turn our ideas into prototypes and working models
    • Enjoy working independently and collaboratively
    • Can use questioning and research at the planning stages of our work
    • Know the range of tools available to us and how to use them safely
    • Can apply our mathematical knowledge to our work
    • Make use of evaluations to develop and improve products and processes
  • Geography

    As geographers we:

    • Know where places are and what they are like
    • Are curious about the world we live in and the people who live in it
    • Recognise similarities, differences and relationships between places and environments
    • Use geographical enquiry to find human and physical characteristics of places, including the use of fieldwork
    • Know a range of specific vocabulary and use this to support our learning
    • Keep abreast of current affairs and develop our own well-balanced opinions
  • History

    As historians we:

    • Know about the lives of people and a range of events from different historical periods
    • Can use evidence from a range of sources to explain our views and communicate our ideas
    • Can use historical enquiry to find out about the past
    • Understand that people may have differing views and feelings about historical events, and know the reasons why
  • Music

    As musicians we:

    • Can create a range of original and imaginative compositions
    • Perform in front of an audience
    • Can identify a range of musical styles and genres
    • Know how music has been influenced throughout history
    • Use musical terminology and vocabulary appropriately and effectively in discussion
  • RE

    As theologians we:

    • Have in-depth knowledge of many religions
    • Are able to use different belief systems to explain our existence
    • Understand the value of religion and know how beliefs, values and ways of life can be interrelated
    • Use questioning and investigation to further our own knowledge
  • PSHE

    As citizens we:

    • Develop the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep ourselves healthy and safe
    • Prepare for life and work in modern Britain
    • Develop skills and attributes such as resilience, self-esteem, risk-management, team working and critical thinking
  • PE

    As athletes we:

    • Develop skills to become competent and confident in a range of physical activities
    • Participate in team games, developing tactics for attacking and defending
    • Develop our flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance
    • Recognise how we can improve our performance and celebrate our successes
  • MFL

    As linguists we:

    • Foster an interest in learning other languages
    • Are aware of language structure and that the structure differs from one language to another
    • Increase our speaking and listening skills
    • Raise our awareness of our multilingual and multicultural world
    • Can read and write fluently in a different language
    • Have a good understanding of the culture for the country where our learned language is spoken
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