Our revised curriculum details are in the process of being updated and will be available by the end of November
How we have enhanced the curriculum experiences for our children at Morton Primary School.
We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be happy and investigative at an enquiring time in their lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge.
Community involvement is an essential part of our children’s lives and we celebrate local traditions and enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year.
At Morton we believe that by offering our children a variety of different curriculum experiences we can enhance the leaching and learning that takes place at school.
The following represents how we have enhanced the 'Cultural Capital' experiences for our children:
- Performing Hamlet an abridged performance at Mansfield Palace Theatre in conjunction with Shakespeare for Schools
- Often Festival an outreach participatory arts programme in conjunction with Platform Thirty 1
- The Reluctant Dragon by Image Theatre Company (in school)
- JS Lowry Museum visit
- Millennium Gallery visit
- Derby Museum visit
- Djemba Drumming workshops and performance (two classes)
- Mosaic design competition followed by mosaic making workshops to produce a whole school mosaic
- Keyboard (peripatetic music teacher)
- Dance festival - Bolsover District School Sports Partnership for Primary and Secondary Schools
- African Art and Dance workshops
- Christmas Pantomime at Mansfield Palace Theatre
- Christmas Nativity Performance – Key Stage 1
- Christmas Carol Concert – Key Stage 2
- Young Voices performance at Sheffield Arena
- Matlock Farm Park visit
- Toy Museum visit
- Lea Green residential visit
- Space Centre visit
- Block of Forest School for outdoor learning
- After School Choir
- After School Sports Club
- Cluster, District and County Sports Competitions.
As well as the above experiences each child will be producing their own piece of Artwork on a canvas to be shared with parents, carers and visitors during a special Arts celebration afternoon.
Children leave Morton Primary with a sense of belonging to a community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.
Our curriculum is planned to:
- prepare children for an ever changing world where they can be responsible citizens
- allow the children to build knowledge and skills and to be able to apply these skills to solve problems in a variety of situations
- provide opportunities for children to be creative and develop their own ideas and allow children to become independent, resilient learners
- develop cultural capital by providing opportunities outside the classroom environment and build a knowledge and understanding of these new experiences
- enable children to lead a fulfilling and healthy lifestyle through PSHE & RSE
- provide opportunities for outdoor learning and fieldwork
- be flexible and allow us to respond to personal, local and national events through weekly assemblies and First News articles
The organisation of our curriculum reflects new expectations and changes to areas of learning. It prepares pupils by giving them lots of opportunities and experiences to prepare them for life in Modern Britain; through developing pupils’ independent learning and enquiry skills.
Some subjects like PE will be taught as discreet lessons and are not always able to be a taught within a topic but links are made where possible.
Teaching of Religious Education follows the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Within RE lessons, as well as in other subjects where relevant, pupils are taught about the British Values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, mutual respect and tolerance of others with different faiths and beliefs.
Our creative Curriculum Maps provide a broad and balanced and exciting curriculum that sees pupils learning a wider set of skills. Each Curriculum Map is broken down into a 2 year cycle to reflect our current school organisation of mixed year classes.
A parents guide to the National Curriculum can be found here https://www.risingstars-uk.com/media/Rising-Stars/Other/The-new-NC-in-English-Primary-schools-A-guide-for-parents.pdf?ext=.pdf