At Malmesbury, we have developed a curriculum that “Brings out the best in everyone”. We want our children to leave primary school as well-rounded children with a love of learning, with high aspirations, ready for the next stage of their lives, and saying, “I know who I am.”
Our curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and the school’s ethos. It meets the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school, using a topic based approach. Our curriculum recognises and builds upon children’s prior learning, provides first hand learning experiences, allows the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers and ultimately helps every child find their strengths and interests.
Reading is at the heart of our curriculum. We use high quality, language rich texts from The Power of Reading as a basis to plan and deliver a stimulating curriculum which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, matching the needs of our community.
Our inclusive curriculum ensures that there is challenge for all. The needs of all children are met within the environment of high quality teaching, supported by targeted, proven interventions where appropriate. Specialist teachers play an important part in the success of our curriculum and we engage with a range of high quality creative partners (Enabling Enterprise, Artis and Merton Music Foundation) to enhance the learning opportunities for all our children to help them develop a range of transferable skills.
At Malmesbury, we want our children to become successful independent and lifelong learners who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.