Our Curriculum

Our school offers a broad and balanced curriculum which aims to maximise the connections between different subjects, allowing teaching and learning to be carried out within a meaningful context.

Mount Charles School meets the requirements of the National Curriculum (2014) and the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the Cornwall Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.
 
Our curriculum is designed to actively promote fundamental British values.
 
Mathematics

Pupils in Year 1 & Year 2 are learning through the Singapore Maths approach to Mathematics, using Maths No Problem!  Pupils in Years 3-6 are being taught with the mastery approach, following the White Rose curriculum for Mathematics.
 
In January, we will be introducing Club 99 - a programme to develop mental calculation skills.  More information on this will be available here soon.
 
In addition, we make the most of opportunities to use and apply mathematical skills through a series of investigations. You can discover more about the methods of calculation we use across the school in our Calculation Methods page.
English
 
There are a number of elements which combine to create the English Curriculum:
 
Reading and Phonics
Writing
Spelling and Grammar
 
You can read about each of these by following the links.
Early Years Foundation Stage
 
Pupils join the school in EYFS, also known as Reception Class.  You can read more about the EYFS Curriculum and approach to teaching and learning here.
The Wider Curriculum

The revised curriculum for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3-6) can be found here.
 
Information on the Sex Education programme can be found in this policy.

If you have further questions about the Mount Charles School curriculum, please speak to either your child's class teacher or Mr Simmons.

Assessment
 
Following the removal of National Curriculum levels, there is an alternative system for assessment in operation in the school. You can read our Assessment Statement to find out more.