Our Curriculum 

Curriculum Maps for Each Year group

MMK School follows the National Curriculum.

Please click on the buttons below to see the Long Term Plans for every Year group 

Nursery Long Term Plan 2023-24

Reception Long Term Plan 2023-24

Year 1 Long Term Plan 2023-24

Year 2 Long Term Plan 2023-24

Year 3 Long Term Plan 2023-24

Year 4 Long Term Plan 2023-24

Year 5 Long Term Plan 2023-24

Year 6 Long Term Plan 2023-24

Autumn Term 1 2023 Medium Term Plans

Autumn Term 2 2023 Medium Term Plans 

Spring Term 1 2024 Medium Term Plans 

Spring Term 2 2023 Medium Term Plans 

Summer Term 1 Medium Term Plans 

Phonics Information

Being able to read is an imperative skill for children. There are two strands to learning to read: discussion and comprehension, and phonic knowledge (the recognition and understanding of letters and sounds). At Mathilda Marks-Kennedy School we follow the phonic programme 'Little Wandle’. 

Reception to Year Two has discrete Phonics lessons built into their timetables  with daily guded reading sessions. This phonics programme works in a systematic and structured way. The majority of our school reading books are based on synthetic phonics allowing the children to practice skills learnt in class. We also make use of a variety of phonic games.Regular assessment informs on the need for any intervention to cater for the pupils’ individual learning requirements. In such cases, support groups or one-to-one phonics support is implemented. Where children have not reached the expected level by the beginning of Key Stage Two, phonics continues to be taught to these children in small groups

Jewish Studies

Jewish Studies is taught within the school in a variety of ways, fostering an understanding and knowledge of the Jewish heritage and religion. Tefillah is an important part of each school day. Through our Jewish Studies lessons we aim to instil within each child a love of Judaism, a strong sense of Jewish identity and encourage the practice of living Judaism. This is also achieved through the whole school environment and atmosphere.

Topics covered include weekly parashah, chaggim, Jewish living as well as Chumash and Rashi in Key Stage Two. Music plays a central role in our teaching with the children learning a good repertoire of Jewish songs. In Key Stage Two we follow the Jewish Curriculum Project Chumash curriculum along side our own Chumash curriculum that allows us to support in-depth teaching of the Pesach story.. The children participate in extra-curricular Jewish Studies events.


Pupils may experience special needs at any time during their education. Their needs are identified through a series of measures including observing them in the classroom, diagnostic testing, and through close liaison between class teachers, our SENCO and parents. Our teachers are skilled in providing support for children of all abilities and needs within the classroom and we also have trained support staff that can deliver specialist programmes to individuals or small groups. We work closely with a variety of outside agencies such as Speech and Language Therapy and Educational Psychology services to gain advice and resources for our pupils.

More Able Pupils

As a school we aim to meet the needs of all our pupils, enabling every child to reach their potential. Rigorous assessment procedures enable us to identify pupils who are very able or talented. Class teachers plan for these pupils so that they experience learning that matches their abilities. Questioning is used to challenge the more able thinkers. The pupils are encouraged to explore a topic in added depth or to apply their learning in more complex ways encouraging their creativity and intellectual curiosity.

If you'd like more information about the curriculum followed at MMK please contact your teacher or the School Office.