Our Year Group Skills documents aim to provide simplified curriculum information. They help to maintain focus on the key elements of learning which have most significant influence on children’s progress and outcomes. They are available to download below. You can also see examples of our curriculum by downloading The Malin Bridge Primary Curriculum in Action
Children are accessed using PITA Scores, please see our PITA Guidance for Parents document for more information.
Foundation Stage (Children Aged 3-5 Years)
The period from age three to the end of Reception year is described as the Foundation Stage. It is a distinct stage and important both in its own right and in preparing children for later schooling.
In the first year of Foundation Stage children attend nursery or Pre School (Foundation Stage 1 – FS1) and in the second they start school (Foundation Stage 2 – FS2). The youngest classes at Malin Bridge Primary are FS2 classes and we work closely with the different FS1 providers to support children’s transition into school.
The Early Years Foundation Stage Profile summarises and describes children’s attainment at the end of the EYFS. It is based on ongoing observation and assessment in the three prime and four specific areas of learning, and the three learning characteristics, set out below.
The Prime areas of learning:
- communication & language
- physical development
- personal, social & emotional development
The specific areas of learning:
- understanding the world
- expressive arts & design
The learning characteristics:
- playing & exploring
- active learning
- creating & thinking critically
For each Early Learning Goal teachers will assess whether a child is meeting the level of development expected at the end of the Reception Year (expected), exceeding this level (exceeding), or not yet reaching this level (emerging).
The Early Learning Goals establish expectations for most children to reach by the end of the Foundation stage (i.e. end of Reception year). By the beginning of Year 1 some children will have exceeded the goals but other children will be working towards some or all of these goals.
Primary Curriculum (KS1 & KS2)
At Malin Bridge Primary School we strive to provide an engaging, relevant and broad curriculum which develops the children’s skills to overcome a variety of challenges. Our curriculum is built around the objectives set out in the national curriculum which covers the following subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Art and Design, Design Technology, Music, Physical Education, Languages and Citizenship. Personal Social Health and Economic Education (PSHE) and Religious Education are also part of our curriculum.
As a school we have created themes that promote the children’s interest and allow them to develop their skills within different subject areas through a shared context. We are happy to share our curriculum documents which outline the themes undertaken by different year groups during different times of the academic year. We develop children’s independence and resourcefulness so they can apply skills in one subject area to overcome challenges and achieve in another.
Alongside our commitment to providing an enjoyable and interesting curriculum, we also have a rigorous approach to progress. The objectives set out in the national curriculum have been appropriately designated to different year groups making sure that as a child develops at Malin Bridge Primary they are continually developing new skills; whilst having the opportunity to consolidate things they have already learnt. We ensure the children are able to share their understanding and successes in a variety of ways; children at Malin Bridge Primary are given a variety of opportunities to achieve.
The Department for Education guidance about the school curriculum can be found at https://www.gov.uk/national-curriculum
For guides on what is taught in each curriculum area at Malin Bridge Primary School, please use the links below.
|Subject||Year 1 & 2||Year 3 & 4||Year 5 & 6|
|KS1 Artists||LKS2 Artists||UKS2 Artists|
|KS1 Computing||LKS2 Computing||UKS2 Computing|
|KS1 Geographers||LKS2 Geographers||UKS2 Geographers|
|KS1 Historians||LKS2 Historians||UKS2 Historians|
|KS1 Musicians||LKS2 Musicians||UKS2 Musicians|
|KS1 PE||KS2 PE||KS2 PE|
|KS1 PSHE||LKS2 PSHE||UKS2 PSHE|
|KS1 Scientists||LKS2 Scientists||UKS2 Scientists|
|KS1 Technologists||LKS2 Technologists||UKS2 Technologists|
|KS1 Theologists||LKS2 Theologists||UKS2 Theologists|
Other Information from the Prospectus 2018/19
Religious Education and Collective Worship
All staff and children meet for daily collective worship, which takes a variety of forms. The content of our assemblies encourages a positive school ethos of tolerance, caring and understanding for all. Assemblies are used to reinforce and develop our school standards.
Religious Education is taught throughout school and is based upon the Sheffield Agreed Syllabus within the National Curriculum. Parents have a legal right to exempt their child from collective worship and RE and should consult with us if they wish to do so. Alternative arrangements will be made if necessary.
Sex & Relationship Education
Sex and Relationship Education (SRE) is the aspect of the curriculum concerned with the process of growing up and maturing physically and emotionally. Our aim is that children are prepared to meet the range of changes in their lives with accurate information and the confidence and skills to make healthy choices.
The materials used through school are those commonly used in schools within the city and are available for parents and carers to view and discuss. Parents and carers have the right to withdraw their children from sex education, but we would, as ever, encourage any parent or carer to discuss their concerns with the school first.