At Malmesbury Park Primary School, we have developed the Integrated Curriculum to deliver the requirements of the National Curriculum. This means we have taken the programmes of study from each subject in the national curriculum to design and develop our very own integrated projects. Across each academic year we ensure all subjects are covered by the integrated projects enabling children to learn in meaningful contexts. Maths, although, mostly learnt as a discrete subject, is taught and applied in our integrated curriculum projects. RE, PE, Music and Modern Foreign Languages (French) are learned by the children throughout their school career, building on the learning from year to year. These subjects take place in the afternoons, and like maths, have their own discrete allocated time slot as well as being taught as part of the integrated projects.
The project overviews and programmes of study provide the dates, key texts, and content for each project for each year group across the whole year. Each project has three main subjects that drive the learning, supported by two application subjects, where previous learning is applied. Every project has two learning values. 'Thinking,' as a learning value, is in every project. The rationale for each project gives a flavour of what is involved for each individual project, whilst the culmination of each project, known as the 'outcome, ' provides the specific purpose. You can find out the projects your child(ren) will be involved in by looking at the Curriculum Map for each term.
Our curriculum is underpinned by 6 Learning Values. These are learning skills which are developed over-time, designed to equip the learner with tools to support their learning throughout their time at Malmesbury Park and beyond. Our 6 Learning Values are: Creativity, Collaboration, Emotional Intelligence, Independence, Spirituality and Thinking. Each value is supported by a story, specially written by staff from Malmesbury Park, to help children understand what each value is about.
Read the Learning Values Booklet to find out further information about our learning values and the ‘At Malmesburty Park, Learners Will…’ document to find out what type of learning each value involves.
Our Integrated Curriculum offers a broad range of memorable and engaging experiences. Educational visits use our locality as well as offering the opportunity to travel further afield; visitors with a range of experiences and expertise are invited into school to share their knowledge and skills and to inspire our children; opportunities to work, play and make use of our school grounds all enable our children to benefit from the first hand experiences that make up our rich curriculum.