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Our Curriculum

At Moat Primary School, we believe that children positively learn by doing things in which they enjoy. With this in mind our aim is to make learning practical, stimulating and above all enjoyable. Using the National Curriculum, our pupils are taught through a carefully planned programme of structured teacher led and independent activities, which excite as well as challenge.

The subjects which are taught here at Moat Primary are split into Core and Foundation Subjects.


Core subjects:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science


Foundation subjects:

  • Art and Design
  • Computing
  • Design and Technology
  • Geography
  • History
  • Languages (French – KS2)
  • Music
  • Physical Education


Please see the National Curriculum Framework and Subject Programmes of Study for more details of the national expectations for each year group:




The National Curriculum


Read, Write Inc

Get reading. Keep reading. Change everything

 Read Write Inc. Phonics is part of a highly successful literacy programmes for 4-13 year-olds created by Ruth Miskin and published by Oxford University Press. The training and support from Ruth Miskin Training, rated Outstanding by the Department for Education, ensure the programmes have the best chance of success in schools.
The Read Write Inc. Phonics programme is carefully matched to the new curriculum, giving your children the best chance of success in the national tests. They show teachers, teaching assistants and parents step-by-step how to teach all children to become fluent readers, confident speakers and willing writers
This is FRED who is used by teachers to help introduce children to letters, sounds and words in a fun, dynamic and fast-paced ways

Phonics at Moat for Parents

The Teaching of English at Moat Primary School

The Teaching of Maths at Moat Primary


Religious Education is a statutory requirement with daily assembly or act of worship. Although we are a community school the main religion is Christianity, although we do have children from a variety of religious backgrounds, which we respect and strive to provide equality for all. We follow the Gloucestershire Agreed Syllabus.

Parents may request non-participation in RE by writing to the Headteacher, although most of our parents are supportive of the children learning about other religions and cultures. This promotes the teaching and learning of difference and diversity in order for children know and understand the core values to live peacefully in Modern Britain. We have members of the local church present assemblies and provide independent after school clubs for some of the pupils.

We celebrate other religions, cultures and beliefs, as well as the United Nations “Rights of the Child” Convention, to teach the children the core British Values:

  • democracy
  • the rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs.

The School Council facilitates the pupil’s involvement to participate in a democracy.  

The Behaviour Policy, School Rules, PSCHE curriculum and themes support the teaching and learning of the core British Values.