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Maltese Road Primary School

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Our aim at Maltese Road Primary School  is to offer a broad and balanced curriculum, which inspires children to achieve excellence and enjoyment in their learning. We have devised a range of topics for each year group, which provides wide and varied opportunities for academic achievement across all subjects. These topics allow children to be enthused and engaged through a cross curricular approach. Through this cross curricular approach we aim to nurture and develop pupils' skills and talents through the breadth and creativity of the curriculum in school and in extra-curricular activities.

Art and Design

Art, craft and design embody some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation. 

Design and Technology

Through the study of design and technology, children combine practical skills with an understanding of material, aesthetic, social and environmental issues which helps them to prepare for the developing world. It should assist children in developing a greater awareness and understanding of how everyday products are designed and made. Our Design and Technology Curriculum encourages children to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. We want to support all children to become discriminating and informed consumers and potential innovators.

Geography

At Maltese Road Primary School, we aim for a broad and balanced geography curriculum to inspire pupils. We encourage pupils to become increasingly curious about the natural and human world. We support children in developing a greater understanding of the world and their place in it. 
Geography is, by nature an investigative subject, which develops an understanding of concepts, knowledge and skills. Geography helps to develop a range of investigation and problem solving skills that are transferable to other curriculum areas and which can be used to promote children’s development. 

 

History

At Maltese Road Primary School, we aim to deliver a broad and high-quality history curriculum. We aim to support children in gaining a strong knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. Through our teaching of history we develop skills of enquiry, analysis and problem solving that are transferable and complementary to other areas of the curriculum. 

We supply children with a sense of chronology so that they can better understand when historical events happened around the world and how these events have influenced life today. We hope children can appreciate and understand their place in modern multicultural Britain and, by considering how people lived in the past, they are better equipped to make their own life choices today.
 

Learning to read with 'Letters and Sounds': How we teach phonics at Maltese Road

Music

At Maltese Road Primary School, we provide opportunities for all children to create, play, perform and enjoy music, to develop skills and appreciate a wide variety of musical forms. We embrace the National Curriculum purpose of study which states:
“Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.” (National Curriculum, 2014).
 

 

Physical Education

Maltese Road Primary School encourage high levels of participation in Physical education throughout the school. We support learning in a safe and supportive environment. We believe it is vital and unique in its contribution to a pupil’s holistic development. It develops an understanding of the many benefits of exercise, such as co-ordination, control, teamwork and skill through a balanced range of relevant activities, covering Gymnastics, Games, Dance, Swimming, Athletics and Outdoor and Adventurous activities. The teaching of PE promotes an understanding and positive attitude towards active lifestyles in adulthood.

Religious Education

At Maltese Road we are committed to providing our children with a learning environment in which they have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and understanding of religions, while contributing to their spiritual, moral social and cultural development. In the EYFS, Religious Education is taught using RE related early learning goals, whilst in K.S.1 and K.S.2 our curriculum follows the Essex Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education.

We seek to ensure that all pupils in our school are educated to develop:

  • spiritually
  • academically
  • emotionally
  • morally

Through this, we aim to enable children to understand themselves, and others, and to cope with the opportunities, challenges and responsibilities of living in a rapidly changing, multicultural world.

We recognise that the teaching of religious beliefs usually begins in the home, and that  parents and carers have a valuable role to play in assisting in their child’s learning.

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