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Curriculum

At Menorah Primary School we pride ourselves on the quality of teaching and learning that all children receive across the curriculum.  We follow the New National Curriculum which sets out what children should be taught and what they should be able to achieve at each stage of their education. 

We recognise the importance of making learning meaningful and memorable and we involve children in their own learning by setting them challenging targets and encouraging them to be independent learners. This in turn, impacts directly on each child’s development and increases self-esteem and confidence for all pupils.curriculum.  We follow the New National Curriculum which sets out what children should be taught and what they should be able to achieve at each stage of their education. 

Teachers use a wide range of teaching styles and strategies depending on the activity and lesson objectives. Children are encouraged to work in groups or as individuals and to share their achievements and discoveries with their peers.

We recognise the need for a broad and balanced curriculum.  We provide this in variety of ways:-

  • Literacy & Numeracy as set out by The National Curriculum.
  • Weekly timetabled teaching of foundation subjects.
  • Cross curricular learning to consolidate different areas of the curriculum.
  • Themed curriculum days / weeks.

Click these links to see Curriculum Maps for each year group:

  EYFS     Year 1     Year 2     Year 3     Year 4    Year 5     Year 6  

We vary our curriculum content to meet the needs of all groups of pupils in a number of areas. We provide:-

  • A programme of extended provision including sports
  • Music and the Performing Arts
  • Environmental projects
  • Partnership with other schools
  • Attachment to a school designated for Business Enterprise

There is also a comprehensive programme of Jewish Studies, which integrates many aspects of the national curriculum as well as Moral, Social and Personal Education. 

The Jewish Studies Curriculum, (Kodesh) is designed to give our pupils the skills, knowledge and commitment to lead a life of Ahavas Torah and informed observance of Orthodox Judaism.  It is continuously monitored and refined to ensure that there is coordinated progression and coverage as well as extension and full accessibility to all children of all abilities. 

“The quality of Limmudei Kodesh at Menorah Primary School including the Early Years Foundation Stage is outstanding.  The school achieves its aim of instilling in its pupils a firm foundation which will prepare them for a life of religious observance” Pikuach 2012. 

To see more details about what we teach in Kodesh lessons please see Kodesh Curriculum 2017