The curriculum at Ling Moor Primary Academy is aligned to the vision of the Priory Federation of Academies and driven by our passion to empower potential, in order to improve the life chances of pupils so they become citizens of the world.
It is designed to encourage the development of the Priory values: wisdom, curiosity, generosity, courage and passion alongside meeting the specific needs of our community. Pupils study the full curriculum as exemplified by the National Curriculum. The curriculum at Ling Moor is designed to ensure that all children have the academic and social aspiration to be true citizens of the world. Key drivers of the curriculum are aspiration, academic opportunity, appreciation of diversity and understanding of their impact upon the world.
There are four clear strands to our curriculum:
- Children develop the skills to be a life-long learner enabling them to be successful in the next stages of their education and the confidence to become citizens of the world – A Ling Moor Learner. They have curiosity, courage and passion.
- Children understand what it means to contribute to the success of a community – The Ling Moor Family. Their participation in community empowers them with British values and is rooted in Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural responsibility. They are generous.
- Children develop a skills and knowledge base fitting of a broad and balanced curriculum. This empowers them with the knowledge and skills to be successful. They have curiosity and wisdom.
- Children develop a core English and Mathematical set of skills resulting in a depth and security of mathematical and linguistic concepts. They have curiosity and wisdom.
Our Maths curriculum ensures that children at Ling Moor have the knowledge and skills required to be successful with maths in their learning and their wider lives. We strongly believe in the mastery approach towards teaching and learning mathematics.
The children will have:
• A deep understanding of the important concepts and an ability to make connections within mathematics.
• A broad range of skills in using and applying mathematics to different contexts and representations.
• The ability to reason, generalise and make sense of solutions.
• The ability to show initiative in solving problems in a wide range of contexts, including the new or unusual.
• Fluent knowledge and recall of number facts and the number system.
• Fluency in performing written and mental calculations and mathematical techniques.
• A wide range of mathematical vocabulary.
• The ability to think independently and to persevere when faced with challenges, showing a confidence of success.
• The ability to embrace the value of learning from mistakes and false starts.
• A commitment to and passion for the subject.