The curriculum at Moorgate has been designed to ensure our children are fully equipped for the next stages in their education and also for life! Our school building and environment also supports this vision and has been designed specifically to ensure that our vision can become a reality. Our facilities include: A brand new school building equipped with all mod cons!! including:– a brand new library facility, a nurture room, forest schools area, extensive grounds and playgrounds and well-equipped classrooms. Additionally, the school promotes and actively takes part in a variety of extracurricular activities such as sports, music and the arts, home learning and much, much more! Finally, as part of our vision for the curriculum, we place a high value on enrichment, ensuring our children see their curriculum brought to life!

English at Moorgate


The overarching aim for English in the National Curriculum is to promote high standards of language and literacy by equipping pupils with a strong command of the spoken and written word, and to develop their love of literature through widespread reading for enjoyment. The National Curriculum for English aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • read easily, fluently and with good understanding
  • develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information
  • acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language
  • appreciate our rich and varied literary heritage
  • write clearly, accurately and coherently, adapting their language and style in and for a range of contexts, purposes and audiences
  • use discussion in order to learn; they should be able to elaborate and explain clearly their understanding and ideas
  • are competent in the arts of speaking and listening, making formal presentations, demonstrating to others and participating in debate.

Reading Scheme

At Moorgate, reading lessons are explicitly taught to develop children’s comprehension. In addition to these, we use the Oxford Owl reading scheme to develop children’s word reading. From EYFS, we offer fully decodable books along with word comprehension books to ensure children are developing their ability to read and providing them opportunity to broader their vocabulary repertoire. To progress through the book bands, children are monitored and assessed regularly. For more information of the reading scheme we and for free additional eBook’s that you can read at home, visit:

Oxford Owl

Phonics Scheme

As pupils start Reception, we introduce them to ‘Floppy’s Phonics’, which is a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonics skills aligned with Letters and Sounds. They will continue with this programme to ensure consistency into Year 1. The sequence of lessons allows the children to build their code knowledge and phonic skills in a way that allows them to progress smoothly with their reading. The aim of this is to ensure children are fluent readers by the age of 7. Pupils in Year 1 will individually take part in the Phonics screening check. It is designed to give teachers and parents information on how your child is progressing in phonics. We will then report your child’s result at the end of the summer term.

To access the Floppy’s Phonics resources, children can use the Oxford Owl website to find the book they have been working on each week.

Floppy's Phonics

Phonics Long Term Overview

Writing Scheme and SPaG

In teaching Writing, we do not currently follow a scheme. Instead, teachers use high quality texts as a basis for their teaching of Writing. The rationale behind this is to ensure children are exposed to a varied and wide range of literature and vocabulary as per our Curriculum Intent. Throughout the teaching of genres, children are also exposed to the required punctuation, grammar and spelling requirements that are associated with that genre. Children receive a daily spelling / grammar lesson within their timetable.

EYFS Long Term Overview

Y1/2 Long Term Overview

Y3/4 Long Term Overview

Y5/6 Long Term Overview

Maths at Moorgate


The aim within Mathematics for Moorgate Primary Academy is encompassed within the National Curriculum for Mathematics which states that all pupils:

  • become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that pupils develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.

The children will have daily maths lessons where they are taught the fundamentals of mathematics. This is also being supplemented through the introduction of our 99 club (maybe provide a link to the page) where our children are up to three times per week completing questions directly linked to the times tables they have learned we are hoping this will result in increased speed and confidence when tackling mental maths problems without relying on written workings and methods.

  • reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.

Daily our children will have the opportunity to reason mathematically – this will take various forms. The children may be working on a reasoning task independently that complements the learning already completed; this sometimes could form the basis of the lesson where the teacher is modelling a similar task before the children are expected to then work independently; additionally it may form part of a plenary session where all children are expected to complete the task working in partners.

  • can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Similarly to the reasoning the children will have the opportunity to regularly solve problems. Please click on the link below for our Calculation Policy.

Calculation Policy

Our long term Maths plans are available below and detail the overview of the mathematics curriculum. Within Maths, we use Power Maths as a planning and concrete resource. Staff also use other aspects of schemes and their own professional knowledge to ensure children get a wide range of exposure to top quality maths.

EYFS Maths Overview

Year 1 Maths Overview

Year 2 Maths Overview

Year 3 Maths Overview

Year 4 Maths Overview

Year 5 Maths Overview

Year 6 Maths Overview

Science at Moorgate


The National Curriculum for Science aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics
  • develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them
  • are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

At Moorgate, Science is delivered as weekly stand alone lessons which is primarily taken from the Hamilton Trust units. For more information on how this is structured, see the topic overviews below.

Y 1/2 Curriculum Overview

Y 3/4 Curriculum Overview

Y 5/6 Curriculum Overview

We are proud to be a part of SUA Trust

Join the Trust

SUAT supports and leads in the set-up of new academies joining the partnership. The services provided by the central support function cover both educational and non-educational support. In terms of educational support, SUAT is linked to the School of Education of Staffordshire University, which is an outstanding ITT provider.