Our Curriculum

Nursery and Reception

Nursery and Reception Classes follow the statutory Early Years Foundation Stage.  This is organised into 7 areas of learning and development. These are:-

Prime Areas

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language

Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

During the Foundation Stage your child will have access to a wide variety of well planned play based experiences both indoors and out. They may spend as much time in the outdoor learning environment as the indoor, even in the winter! Your child’s learning and development will be observed, planned for and assessed to ensure that they are challenged and progress. Every child is  treated as an individual and their learning will be tailored to suit their needs.

Importance is placed on settling in and becoming familiar and confident with school routines in the early weeks.  In our experience happy children make  successful learners.

Year 1 - Year 6

Children move from Reception Foundation Stage to Year 1, so called because it is the first year of the National Curriculum. They leave primary in year 6 but the National Curriculum continues throughout their school years.  

Moor Park, like all other state schools, follow the National Curriculum. The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children. As part of our curriculum we use the Lancashire Scheme of work. This is a thematic, creative, cross-curricular approach, with a clear process of learning and with specific learning goals for every subject.

Click on individual year groups for more information about them and what they have been doing.


Children in year 1 and 2 have a dedicated daily phonics session in the morning. In school, they access a website called Phonics Play which has lots of games linked to the work that are currently doing in school. We use this to enhance the 'Letters and Sounds' scheme of work that is used in school.

There are lots of free games you can play with your child to build on the skills they are learning ins school.

Click the link below for information on Internet Safety



We are rolling out Accelerated Reader across Key Stage 2. Your child can log in to their account by following this weblink. 

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