At Rockmount Primary School, we aim to deliver our curriculum in the most memorable, exciting and effective way possible, where high standards are always sought and attention is always given to motivating children to be lifelong learners. We teach and encourage a growth mindset approach, where children learn from their mistakes enabling them to become confident, independent and inquisitive.
Through our topic-based curriculum, we aim to develop our children’s skills and knowledge as well as encouraging curiosity, aspiration and a love of learning through a balance of year group curriculum coverage and through visits, visitors and special events throughout the year. It is underpinned by fundamental British values with a particular emphasis on mutual respect and tolerance of differences.
There is a wealth of information regarding our whole school curriculum on the subject specific pages found below. Our year group curriculum overviews and topic maps, which can be found on the individual year group pages, give you a deeper insight into how we work creatively to link the core and foundation subjects to enhance, deepen and excite learning.
In our EYFS we provide a balance between child initiated and adult directed activities, underpinned by the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. The coverage and progression across the seven areas of learning is ensured through the expertise of the whole Early Years team.
At Rockmount, we follow the Ruth Miskin Literacy (RML) Scheme for phonics lessons across EYFS and KS1. In KS2 we use a range of different reading schemes as part of our book bands, including Oxford Reading Tree, Collins Pathways, Project X, Snapdragons and Collins Big Cat. For guided reading sessions we use a variety of texts from different genres. Cracking Comprehension and Reading Explorers texts are used in KS1 and KS2.
In English, we utilise high quality key texts to aid our planning and teaching, promote the love of reading and writing and connect our themes of learning, which deepens our children's knowledge and understanding. In mathematics, we follow the ‘Big Maths’ scheme across the school. It provides a systematic and structured approach to ensuring all children become numerate and then become fully rounded mathematicians.
The wider curriculum influences and supports core subjects by putting learning into context. Spiritual, moral, social and cultural learning is central to our school’s curriculum. We celebrate our diversity which is a key feature of our community. We make connections to our wider community through special weeks, visitors to school and visits to places of worship or local interest.
Children at Rockmount develop the knowledge, skills and mindset which allow them to become confident, lifelong learners. They are proud to be part of Rockmount Primary School and develop into individuals, who reflect our school motto and values. The rich and comprehensive curriculum allows the children to develop a deep understanding of the world around them. To see examples of the children's amazing work and efforts look at the impact of the 'curriculum in action' by looking on our class pages and the latest news page on our school website.