The School Curriculum

Marlborough Primary School follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Development Matters Curriculum in Reception and the National Curriculum in Years 1 to 6.  In order to make learning fun and relevant, we use a thematic approach to teaching which is inspired by the interests of the children themselves.  This means that, where appropriate, teachers use themes such as "Adventures" in Year 4 or "You and me by the sea" in Year 1 to teach both knowledge and skills across many curriculum areas such as History, Art and Design and Computing.   English and Mathematics are taught daily, usually in discrete lessons although the theme is often used as a stimulus for work in these subjects too.   There are, of course, times when some subject content does not fit in with a class theme; these areas are taught discretely to ensure full coverage of the curriculum.

The school uses a number of tried and tested resources to teach children to read.  We follow the "Letters and Sounds" programme to teach phonics, supplemented by games and computer programmes.  We also use a wide range of reading schemes including Oxford Reading Tree.

Please follow the links on this page to see an overview of curriculum coverage for each year group.  Details of class themes and curriculum coverage can be found on individual class pages at the bottom of the page under "Downloads". Please contact your child's teacher for further information.

Throughout the year we run a variety of parent information evenings to help parents know what to expect in each year group, how we teach the curriculum and how to help children at home.

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