What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.
At Maun Infant and Nursery School, we embrace the principles which shape the EYFS curriculum. Every child from Nursery through to Year Two is unique and our curriculum ensures we are constantly developing learning, mastery skills, resilience, confidence and perseverance. Although our curriculum is underpinned by the aims of the National Curriculum, there are other planned opportunities that make up the wider school curriculum. Where links can be made, subjects are taught creatively in a cross-curricular thematic manner. Where this is not achievable subjects are taught discretely.
Our curriculum has been created around the seven areas of learning from the Foundation Stage. The skills and values that are taught from Early Years are woven into our Key Stage One curriculum and through the years at Maun, the children are given opportunities to be creative, imaginative, challenged and aspirational.
KS1 Curriculum Coverage Grids
Achieving Excellence in Handwriting
RE teaching at Maun follows the guidance of the Nottinghamshire and City of Nottingham Schools Agreed Curriculum for Religious Education (SACRE). The focus during Foundation Stage is on the Christian faith, with Christianity and Judaism both being taught during Key Stage 1. Children reflect on their own family beliefs and practices, and compare them with the beliefs and practices of these religions, as well as the stories and traditions of their holy books, the
Torah and the Bible. They also study festivals of these and other faiths as they occur through the year, including Christian Harvest Festival and Christmas, the Hindu festival of Diwali and the Chinese New Year.
Teaching is delivered through discussion, handling artefacts, art and crafts,
story telling and reading, drama, music, visits to places of worship and visitors to school.
The teaching respects at all times that children at our school come from a
variety of faith backgrounds, including those religions that are being taught and others, as well as agnostic and atheist viewpoints. We encourage and
value children’s access to this aspect of the curriculum, as we do with all our curriculum teaching, but parents and responsible adults do have the right to withdraw children from RE teaching if they wish to do so.“
SMSC at Maun
SMSC is the abbreviation for Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural development. We promote these important areas with our everyday working, learning, playing and socialising together at school. SMSC helps children to develop a deeper understanding of the wider world, an understanding of themselves and empathy with others. It also enables children to take an active role in society and take responsibility for it.
Through our spiritual development at school we develop our self-esteem and early skills of critical thinking. We learn to be reflective about our own beliefs and develop respect for different faiths as we find out about faiths, feelings, and develop a fascination in learning about themselves, others and the wider world.
Through our moral development at school we learn to recognise the differences between right and wrong. We try to understand the consequences of our behaviour and actions and consider the viewpoints of others. We also learn to care for living things and the environment.
Through our social development at school we develop a range of social skills in different contexts. We foster an understanding of the British Values: democracy, rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
Through our cultural development we start to develop an understanding and appreciation of a range of different cultures and a willingness to participate and respond to artistic, sporting and cultural opportunities. We start to show respect for different faiths and begin to show tolerance for different religions, ethnicities and socio-economic groups.
Overview of SMSC curriculum
Spiritual curriculum content is highlighted in yellow.
Moral curriculum content is highlighted in green.
Social curriculum is highlighted in red.
Cultural curriculum is highlighted in blue.
Characters For Learning
Throughout school the children use different characters to help them become confident learners with 'go for it', positive attitudes. Each character has a red level, amber level and green level. They always try to aim for green!
At Maun Infant and Nursery school it is our aim to develop children's confidence, self-awareness, self-belief and self-esteem. By developing these skills it means the children develop insight, they are more resilient and able to respond to situations rather than react.
By taking part in the Take Five scheme the children learn different breathing exercises which they can use throughout their school day or at home to keep the calm and focused. Below are a few comments the children made about Take Five and how it helps them:
When we are in school ‘Take 5’ helps us to;
Happy, good, strong
Clears the brain
Stops you from talking
Calms you down
Ready to learn
The classroom feels calm
We don’t tell each other off for no reason
When I open my eyes after it looks lighter
Homework challenges have now been set for the term and a range of fabulous work has already begun appearing in school. Our displays will look amazing at this rate! Remember that the challenges can be completed in any order and are linked to a variety of areas of the curriculum. Read the challenges carefully and encourage your child to use his/her imagination to complete them - the more creative the outcome, the better!
Should you require any ideas to adapt the challenges to make them easier or more challenging, please do speak to your child's class teacher or TA.
On completion of 2 pieces of homework, children will receive a certificate. When 4 challenges have been completed, they will receive a medal. 6 completed challenges will result in receiving a trophy. Each class will display all completed homework pieces on a display board for all to see. This will encourage the children and shown them how proud we are of their work.
We look forward to seeing all of your creative ideas. These challenges have been designed so you can enjoy working with your child. Remember slow and steady wins the race, and most importantly...
We always try to help you support your child at home with their learning. Spelling and grammar are given such high priority in the National Curriculum now, it is important for parents to be as 'clued up' as possible when it comes to supporting children with their writing. Here are some explanations which may help give some clarification:
Jason Wade Spelling Coffee Morning
Phonics - learning through play
Writing at Maun, the stages of writing, top tips!