Teaching the Curriculum
At West Malling Primary School we ensure that all of our pupils in years 1 - 6 are taught the full National Curriculum and in doing so meet statutory requirements. Reception class work from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum.
English and maths teaching follow the basic structure of the National Curriculum while allowing flexibility for an individual teacher’s professionalism to meet year group and individual needs. Pupils equipped with the key skills of English, maths and computing are encouraged to develop an enquiring mind and to think rationally. A variety of teaching styles and learning opportunities develop our pupils’ capacity to think and work both independently and collaboratively.
We provide a broad and balanced curriculum which is aimed at the pupils’ individual needs to ensure that they are able to apply and develop a range of skills and understanding at their level. We do this through our Creative Curriculum which uses topic themes and ensures the National Curriculum objectives and skills are delivered in an engaging and relevant format to all of our pupils. Pupils should be able to think creatively and critically, solve problems and not be afraid to be innovative and enterprising.
We do, in addition to a thematic based approach, need to deliver some subjects discretely.
Science follows the Kent Scheme of Work.
The school provides for the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural education particularly through its RE and PSHE schemes of work. Citizenship is taught through a planned personal, social and health programme involving regular class Circle Times and outside speakers (e.g. police, drugs education, road safety officers). We seek to develop the well-being of the individual pupil through developing self-esteem and the value of good relationships at school, in the home and the wider community.
West Malling strives to ensure that our curriculum will result in happy pupils who are ready for the challenges of the 21st century culturally, socially and economically.