As an Academy we are required to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which includes English, Maths and Science and to make provision for the teaching of Religious Education. Beyond this we have the freedom to design a curriculum which meets the pupils’ needs, aspirations and interests (DfE 2012).

At Mount Street Academy, we are proud of the curriculum we have developed which combines creativity with a skills based approach to teaching and learning. We have adopted the Cornerstones Curriculum as a backbone to our Creative Curriculum design and planning which is used alongside the National Curriculum and Early Learning Goals in order to provide broad and inspiring learning experiences for our children. Learning is linked around carefully chosen topics to ensure delivery of the National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) development statements in a creative and meaningful way.

Each topic in our ‘Creative Curriculum’ is planned alongside what we call the ‘Recipe for Success’. The Recipe for Success includes what we believe to be the key ‘ingredients’ which ensure the best learning experiences and outcomes for young children. The recipe includes ingredients such as a ‘WOW’ factor, visits and visitors, a rich learning environment and texts/ films to engage and inspire our children’s interests.

Our aim is to foster a life-long love of learning, through a cross-curricular approach as well as provide a twenty-first century education which builds the foundations of knowledge and skills required to be independent, positive and responsible citizens in future life.

We are confident that our wonderful and inspiring curriculum will allow your child to flourish as they engage in broad learning experiences and bespoke teaching, enabling them to achieve their potential in their time with us.

For more information about our Curriculum please view our ‘Progression of Skills’ and 'Recipe for Success' documents at the bottom of this page.

To read our curriculum policy, please click here.

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Foundation Stage is from birth to 5 years. This includes Nursery and Reception. Mount Street Academy is a high quality setting for your child and offers a range of different plans to accommodate your needs. Our approach is a combination of child-initiated activities and adult led education, based on active learning and problem solving. Clear routines are in place to support the children as they progress through the Foundation Stage. In Reception, children continue to have many opportunities for child initiated activities and independent learning as well as a more formal approach to reading, writing and maths.

Please visit the link below for more information on the EYFS: Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stageor read our EYFS Policy here.

Key Stage One

Key Stage one is from 5 to 7 years. This includes Year one and year two.

In Key Stage One the following subjects are taught through an exciting creative curriculum: Literacy Reading Writing Mathematics Computing Knowledge and Understanding of the World, including: Science, Geography, History and Design and Technology. Religious Education Creative Development, including: music, art, dance and drama. Personal, Social and Health Education.

To view the National Curriculum, please click here.

Religious Education

At Mount Street Academy, we choose to follow the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education (2018-2023).

The aim of the Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education is to produce pupils who are religiously literate and able to hold balanced and informed conversations about religion and belief. To view the syllabus, please click here.

British Values

At Mount Street Academy we understand that the society we live in is diverse and through our curriculum, teaching and learning and extra-curricular activities we ensure that British Values are promoted.

Our aim:

We will endeavour to ensure that all learners understand the values that have traditionally underpinned British society so that they are ‘Learning Today for the World of Tomorrow’. To this end, our intention is for British Values to be interwoven in the heart of the school and explicit links made through the cross curricular learning, Assemblies, Circle Time and PSHE.

Our objectives are:

  • To ensure that all pupils develop an understanding of the values which underpin life in modern day Britain.
  • To teach all pupils to have mutual respect and tolerance for and an understanding of, the various faiths and beliefs represented in Britain today.
  • To ensure that all pupils learn to uphold the rule of the law and support justice and equality.
  • To help all pupils understand and value the rich diversity that other citizens from different cultures, religions and backgrounds bring to our national society.
  • To value people’s differences and respect them.
  • To develop pupils awareness and tolerance of communities different to their own.
  • To value democracy and to stand up for right against wrong.

To view our British Values policy, please click here.


Art and Design Progression of Skills [ PDF, 302.59 KB ]
Computing Progression of Skills [ PDF, 476.26 KB ]
Design Technology Progression of Skills [ PDF, 299.23 KB ]
Geography Progression of Skills [ PDF, 524.88 KB ]
History Progression of Skills [ PDF, 353.08 KB ]
Music Progression of Skills [ PDF, 420.27 KB ]
PHSE Progression of Skills [ PDF, 417.14 KB ]
Science Progression of Skills [ PDF, 486.08 KB ]
Year Reception Recipe for Success - 'Magical Me' (Term 1) [ PDF, 550.07 KB ]
Year Reception Recipe for Success - 'Once Upon a Time' (Term 2) [ PDF, 566.6 KB ]
Year 1 Recipe For Success - 'Let's Celebrate' (Term 2) [ PDF, 382.95 KB ]
Year 1 Recipe For Success - 'Moon Zoom' (Term 3) [ PDF, 360.29 KB ]
Year 1 Recipe For Success - 'Superheroes' (Term 1) [ PDF, 366.71 KB ]
Year 2 Recipe For Success - 'Let's Celebrate' (Term 2) [ PDF, 460.21 KB ]
Year 2 Recipe For Success - 'Muck, Mess and Mixtures' (Term 3) [ PDF, 484.45 KB ]
Year 2 Recipe For Success - 'Towers, Tunnels and Turrets' (Term 1) [ PDF, 566.15 KB ]
Reception Recipe for Success - 'Step into a Story' (Term 4) [ WORD, 157.04 KB ]
Year 2 - Recipe for Success 'The Scented Garden' (Term 4) [ WORD, 994.45 KB ]