At Mount Pellon Primary Academy we deliver a broad and balanced curriculum to enable our children to develop the knowledge and skills that they will need to achieve as a life-long learner whilst providing opportunities for hands-on learning and experiences. In English and Mathematics, our curriculum follows ‘mastery principles’; ensuring children have opportunities to embed learning before moving onto the next topic. Our curriculum is inclusive and imaginative; stimulating young minds as well as preparing them for the modern world.
Literature lies at the heart of the academy’s English curriculum: the children read both contemporary and classical British authors as well as literature from around the world. Our literature choices are used to develop reading, including decoding and comprehension, grammar and writing skills, including spelling and handwriting.
We also foster a love of reading and provide our pupils with rich texts through our Reading Routes Programme.
In Mathematics, a mastery approach is used to develop the children’s arithmetic, problem solving and reasoning skills. Concrete concepts are taught prior to developing pictorial strategies which ensures the children have a good understanding of abstract methods. Our approach ensures that the children have good fluency skills which enables them to develop as good mathematicians.
The wider curriclum
Our curriculum is used as a vehicle for developing future aspirations as well as developing a true sense of identity and community. The foundation subjects are taught discretely and through a topic approach. This ensures children become skilled in Science, Computing and the foundation subjects whilst also developing skills that can be applied across the curriculum.
The Fundamental British values of Mutual Respect and Tolerance, Democracy, Individual Liberty and Rule of Law are interwoven throughout our curriculum alongside opportunities to develop spiritual, moral, social and cultural understanding.
Please see the link below for further details of our Primary Curriculum Overview and Subject Overviews:
Our PE curriculum provides opportunities to develop skills which can be applied across many sport disciplines, e.g. catching skills which are used in both netball and basketball.
The children also practice and learn rules of specific sports so that the skills can be applied when taking part in a game.
A variety of after school sports clubs complement our PE offer and provide an opportunity for the children find the ‘Element.’ We also provide competitive opportunities across the locality.
We follow the Local Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education in Kirklees and Calderdale. This important subject, helps the children to understand and articulate their own views and world views about religion. It helps them to comprehend that people views may have commonality and diversity but ultimately we all share a common humanity and the planet Earth.
Our curriculum focuses on Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Non- religious world views.