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.

Please visit the download’s section below for the current Terms' Recipe for Success.

For more information about our Curriculum please view our ‘Progression of Skills’ documents and read our Curriculum Policy below.


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 Stage or 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.

Below is an overview of our Curriculum for Year One and Year Two 

Visit the link below for more information on the National Curriculum Subjects 

The National Curriculum in England


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 ]