At Morningside we our proud of our precisely-designed broad and balanced curriculum which not only encompasses national expectations (see below), but is designed to provide pupils with a powerful knowledge base that takes them beyond their everyday experiences, regardless of their background, inspiring them to be advocates of change and their own futures.
- reflects the diversity and richness of global society.
- provides many opportunities for children to acquire knowledge and apply skills effectively across subjects.
- is carefully planned from the EYFS, laying those important foundations so chn can build on their learning in Y1 through to year 6.
- supports pupils to develop a secure understanding of their place in their world and the impact they can have on it.
- teaches children to be responsible citizens who know the difference between right and wrong.
- is sequenced to ensure the progression of knowledge and skills is built on overtime supporting pupils to know more and remember more.
- has oracy, reading and vocabulary development at its heart because they support curriculum access and empower pupils to communicate effectively and think deeply.
The National Curriculum.
In Key Stage 1 and 2 the curriculum is made up of core subjects:
- English, Maths, Science, Religious Education, ICT and Computing
and foundation subjects:
- Art and Design, History, Geography, Music, PSHE, Physical Education, MfL – Spanish in KS2
Please click on the following link to learn more about the National Curriculum in Key Stage 1 & 2. You can read more about all of our curriculum subjects by clicking on individual topics under Subjects.
Our curriculum is much wider and deeper than the subjects in the National Curriculum.
Every child and family who joins our school will have their own knowledge and experiences that will link to their culture and wider family. This might include: languages, beliefs, traditions, cultural and family heritage, interests, travel and work.
Cultural capital is the accumulation of knowledge, behaviours, and skills that a child can draw upon and which demonstrates their cultural awareness, knowledge and competence; it is one of the key ingredients a pupil will draw upon to be successful in society, their career and the world of work.
Cultural capital gives power. It helps children achieve goals, become successful, and rise up the social ladder without necessarily having wealth or financial capital. Cultural capital is having assets that give children the desire to aspire and achieve social mobility whatever their starting point.
Gradually widening children’s experiences as they progress through school is an important step in providing rich and engaging learning across the curriculum. We plan carefully for children to have progressively richer experiences from their first day at school to the end of this stage of their education.
To view a copy of our Enrichment overview for the 2023-2024 Academic Year:
Wider Opportunities 2023-24