At Malmesbury Park Primary School, we have developed the curriculum to deliver the requirements of the National Curriculum. This means we have designed an approach which covers all the programmes of study from each subject in the national curriculum. We teach maths and English every day and the foundation subjects through a series of discrete projects. Across each academic year we ensure all subjects are covered enabling children to learn in meaningful contexts.
Maths, although mostly learnt as a discrete subject, is applied in our project work. Computing, RE, PE and Music are learned by the children throughout their school career, along with Modern Foreign Languages (French)in Key Stage 2, building on the learning from year to year. These subjects like maths, have their own discrete allocated time slot but are also incorporated into some projects.
History, Geography and Science are taught using Ark Curriculum+. The projects are designed to cover the National Curriculum and provide key knowledge, skills, and content for each project for each year group across the whole year.
Art and Design and Design Technology are taught discretely in each term. Where appropriate, the DMA (Design and Make Assignment) in DT are linked to the foundation project being studied through Ark Curriculum+ and in Art and Design, the children develop a range of Art skills and study a range of artists as well as immersing themselves in the world of Music, Art and Dance during our annual MAD week. We follow the JOIGSAW scheme of work as the basis for our RSHE teaching, supplemented with work from the Anti Bullying Alliance, Safer Schools team and NSPCC. We teach RE in alternate terms. Throughout their school career, children study Christianity, Judaism, Hinduism and Islam.
You can find out the projects your child(ren) will be involved in by looking at the Curriculum Map for each year group
Our 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. Malmesbury Park Primary School offers three residential trips across the school to enable children to develop their independent skills and manage themselves away from home whilst having lots of fun, trying out new activities and learning new skills. In Year 2 we offer a one-night residential, in Year 4 we venture away for 2 nights and in Year 6 this increases to four nights away. Each residential trip visits a different place and offers a range of new and exciting visits and opportunities. Visitors with a range of experiences and expertise are invited into school to share their knowledge and skills and to inspire our children; whilst 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.
Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact Statement
We believe that it is vitally important to constantly review the curriculum offered so as to ensure that all children do continue to do well. Please find attached a document which outlines the following:
1. The intent of our curriculum – what we want to achieve whilst the children are at Malmesbury Park
2. The implementation of our curriculum – how we have designed our curriculum in order to achieve our intent.
3. The impact of our curriculum – this enables us to know if our curriculum is enabling all members of the community to achieve the best they can.
We are very proud of the curriculum we offer and should you wish to find out more then please contact the school office and ask to speak to the Headteacher or the Deputy Headteacher.
You can find out what your child will be covering in their year group by selecting their Year Group Curriculum Map below:
Long-Term Curriculum Planning
Long-term planning is a high-level overview of how the learning within our curriculum subjects is ordered and structured across the year. It identifies the key areas of learning to be taught making explicit links to the National Curriculum. Having these plans ensures we provide a broad and balanced curriculum and that continuity and progression of learning are promoted at all times.
Subject Progression Maps
The subject progression documents map out the knowledge and skills that children are expected to learn in each subject as they progress from EYFS to Year 6.