At Malmesbury we have developed a creative, topic based approach to the curriculum which encourages our children to have high aspirations and to strive for the best. Whilst we follow the objectives set out in the Early Years Foundation Stage document and the National Curriculum, we have a bespoke curriculum to ensure the needs of our children and families are met. Our curriculum is bound together by the school ethos and British values and “Brings out the best in everyone”.
Our creative curriculum is inclusive and relevant to all children using high quality texts at its core taken from The Power of Reading programme. Texts are selected so that children can make connections across all areas of their learning. The curriculum is planned systematically through curriculum maps for each for each year group to ensure the whole range of objectives are delivered appropriately and allows for progression and challenge as the children build on their skills each year.
We have a number of specialist teachers and teaching assistants at Malmesbury who not only support our children’s learning in English and maths but also ensure we deliver a broad curriculum. We have a music teacher, a modern foreign languages (MFL) teacher and a PE teacher whose expertise ensure our children have a wide learning experience. We also invest in organisation such as Enabling Enterprise, Artis and Merton Music Foundation to deepen our creative curriculum.
You can read the latest version of our Teaching and Learning policy here.