The Curriculum at Maybury Primary School

In these stones horizons sing (Gwyneth Lewis)…These words were adopted to reflect the ambition of the school for our children to flourish in all areas of learning; the words symbolise our beliefs for our children and their future. We strive to ensure that the walls of our building literally sing with the rich, engaging curriculum and opportunities provided for our children as we prepare them for life as they live now, for their secondary school years and ultimately adult life in modern Britain. Our aim is to develop well rounded, well-mannered children who know right from wrong, are tolerant and respectful so that the choices for their futures – their horizons – are maximised. 

Our curriculum aims to help every learner develop knowledge, skills and attributes for learning, life and work.  We have used our knowledge and understanding of our children and their community to help us tailor what we believe is an exciting, innovative and creative curriculum which meets the needs of our learners.  We work in partnership with parents and the local community and are committed to provide an education of academic excellence.   

The curriculum at Maybury extends beyond the classroom and learning is planned for throughout the whole day and beyond.  For example, meal times in our restaurant are shared times with all our children and staff which focus on the development of social skills, speaking and listening and an awareness of the importance of a healthy diet.  We invest heavily in opportunities for children to develop in the sports and the arts and have a wide range of extra-curricular clubs. Educational visits and visitors to the school are a strong feature of the school curriculum enabling children to gain first hand learning experiences.

We believe that our curriculum plays a major role in developing the capacity in our children’s desire to learn. We want them to come to school and to enjoy being here. Our curriculum plans build on prior learning and set out expectations for each subject and area of learning.  In this way, our children know more and remember more as they progress through the school.

At parents’ evenings, class teachers will talk about the curriculum and discuss children’s progress against it. If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, then please do not hesitate to contact us to make an appointment to come into school.  Hard copies of our curriculum plans can be made available on request.