Monteney Primary School

Part of Steel City Schools Partnership




At Monteney, we are committed to ensuring that our curriculum offer is inclusive, engaging and cohesive. The full range of core and foundation subjects is carefully mapped so that all children end their time with us having mastered a wide range of concepts and skills and gained the knowledge that gives them a love of learning, prepares them for their next steps in learning and develops an understanding of the world in which they live.

Within our Early Years Foundation Stage our curriculum delivers the seven areas of learning and development and is based on close observation of children’s needs, interests and stages of development. Children are provided with stimulating, challenging and supportive learning and play opportunities based on the areas of learning. In partnership with families, we promote the learning and development of our children to ensure they are ready for the next stage of education.

Our mathematics teaching follows the national curriculum using the long and medium-term planning provided by the White-Rose Maths Hub. Teaching is structured in a way that enables children to master mathematical concepts: teachers use a CPA (concrete, pictorial, abstract) sequence and ensure that children have opportunities to develop fluency, reasoning and problem solving. Our teaching of English includes phonics, guided reading, novel study, writing, handwriting and EGPS (English grammar, punctuation and spelling). Writing is taught with a rich stimulus or context, often from the wider curriculum, which allows children to write for purpose. Reading is explicitly taught and closely monitored to ensure that children read widely and successfully. Opportunities to develop reading across the curriculum are exploited. 

Our creative curriculum brings together our teaching in a range of subjects including geography, history, art and design and technology in termly creative themes. As children progress throughout their primary years, relevant factual and conceptual links are made between themes. Please see individual subject documents for further information. PE, Science, RE, computing, music, MFL and PSHE are taught discretely unless links can be made to the creative theme. Links between subjects are made where they promote understanding. Further discrete teaching of some subjects is also undertaken to ensure full coverage of the curriculum.

Underpinning each creative theme or unit of work is a core body of knowledge that is revised and revisited in order to ensure that learning is committed to long-term memory. This knowledge empowers children: it gives them a sense of being knowledgeable, allows them to mediate social and cultural references, builds on their understanding of the world and provides valuable content for writing and reading across the curriculum. 

Spiritual, moral, social and cultural development as well as modern British values are embedded into the curriculum and are consistently revisited and consolidated particularly through our Monteney Values.

Our Key Curriculum Drivers

Our key curriculum drivers are oracy, vocabulary and personal development and these are integral parts of our curriculum planning, curriculum delivery, our daily activities and planned opportunities. The drivers are carefully tailored to the needs of the community we serve and the context in which we work. With these drivers at the forefront, we are able to ensure our curriculum is carefully planned to meet the needs of our children, making certain that they achieve in the fullest sense. 

Please see our curriculum overviews for more information


If you require additional information about the school's curriculum please speak to your child's class teacher or contact the school office