The Mousehole Curriculum

We are currently reviewing our curriculum as part of school improvement plans for 2019-2020. As part of this review we are using staff expertise and educational research to adapt our existing curriculum. We are also following the principles of intent, implementation and impact as outlined below.


Curriculum Intent

At Mousehole School we aim to achieve a happy, successful, warm, caring environment where children learn the knowledge and skills they need to reach their full potential and to be ready for the next step in their education. We aim to make the best of every opportunity to develop confidencerespect and a love of learning in all members of the school community.



At Mousehole School we passionately believe that the primary school curriculum experience should be a wide and varied one. We rigorously and methodically teach children to read, write and use maths and we also teach them a wide range of knowledge and skills that we believe are important for making them happy and productive members of society.



We monitor our curriculum through internal procedures involving all teaching staff and regular learning forums involving governors and staff. We work closely and openly with the Truro Penwith Education Trust to ensure our judgements are moderated externally and lead to further improvements in curriculum delivery.


The teachers carefully plan engaging projects which cover the requirements of the Mousehole Curriculum.  Some of the learning will be delivered discretely to fit the requirements of the National Curriculum programmes of study for English and maths and the requirements of the Mousehole Curriculum.. You can find details of the skills and knowledge taught at each stage of the Mousehole Curriculum in the download below.


Alongside the curriculum, each term we focus on a different set of learning skills as part of assemblies and classroom work. These give children an understanding of how they learn and how they can make the most out of being members of a learning community. There is more detail in the download below but we have six areas we focus on:

Expect to Connect

Wander and Wonder

The reflective Perspective

Empathy and Equity

Think Big

Believe in Me