Monksmoor Park CE Primary School

Curriculum statement


Our curriculum will provide each and every child the opportunity to flourish. Children will feel safe and happy at school and will be in the best possible position to learn and grow. They will acquire wisdom, knowledge and skills and be able to use their them to explore the world around them and develop a sense of curiosity. We understand how outdoor learning helps us to be healthy, both physically and mentally and enjoy a spiritual connection with nature.
Children at Monksmoor Park will embody our school values and leave school ready to embrace the challenges ahead of them.

Big ideas


Understanding what it means to be human and how human behaviour has shaped the world.


Understanding the many dynamic and physical processes that shape the world.


Understanding the creative process and how everyday and exceptional creativity can shape the world.


Understanding the importance of investigation and how this has led to significant change in the world.


Understanding the properties of all matter, living and non-living.


Understanding the complexities of the plant and animal species that inhabit the world.

Place and space

Understanding the visual, cultural, social, and environmental aspects of places around the world.


Understanding how and why things are the same or different.


Understanding why significant people, places, events and inventions matter and how they have shaped the world.


Understanding why and how things have changed over time.

Mission statement

'Nurturing all to flourish and aspire'

'For I know the plans I have for you...plans to give you hope and a future.' Jeremiah 29:11

General principles

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• Embody our Christian vision, values and ethos
• become valuable members of their local community
• develop healthy relationships with others
• see clear links between different aspects of their learning
• experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning
• develop a rich and deep subject knowledge
• develop and demonstrate their creativity
• understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future


Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• Explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences
• Recognise right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views
• Use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict
• Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity
• Be part of a system where everyone plays an equal part
• Learn that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable for their actions and behaviour
• Be free to express views or ideas
•  To respect and accept the opinions or behaviour of others


Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• learn in a peaceful and supportive environment, where every voice is valued.
• learn how to stay safe and build positive relationships
• develop spirituality
• learn about their own mental health and how to keep healthy
• develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
• learn how to respect themselves and others
• recognise that people are good at different things
• reflect and think mindfully about their learning
• follow their own interests and be themselves

Pupil voice

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• make a positive contribution to the school and local community
• explore ways of becoming an active citizen
• make choices about things that are important to them
• see the importance of having a voice
• learn language to be able to express their emotions
• ask questions about how and why we do things


Our curriculum will be taught through a pedagogy that:

• enables and fosters children’s natural curiosity
• excites, promotes and sustains children’s interest
• promotes problem solving, creativity and communication


We will enrich our curriculum by:

• offering opportunities for children to learn outdoors
• welcoming parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences
• developing partnerships with external providers that extend children’s opportunities for learning
• providing on and off-site subject or topic related activities


Pupil Group Educational visits (off-site) Educational visitors (on-site) Arts and culture Community and partnership learning Specialist curriculum days Church visit Allocated total budget
Nursery 1 sessions 6 sessions 6 sessions 6 sessions 3 sessions 150.00 budget
Reception 2 sessions 6 sessions 6 sessions 6 sessions 3 sessions 3 sessions 150.00 budget
Year 1 3 sessions 3 sessions 6 sessions 6 sessions 3 sessions 3 sessions 150.00 budget
Year 2 3 sessions 3 sessions 6 sessions 6 sessions 3 sessions 3 sessions 150.00 budget
Year 3 3 sessions 3 sessions 6 sessions 6 sessions 3 sessions 3 sessions 150.00 budget
Totals 12 sessions 21 sessions 30 sessions 30 sessions 15 sessions 12 sessions £750.00