At Mayplace, we believe that a love of literature is a key aspect of a well-rounded curriculum, and can help to establish children as members of society who strive to empathise with others, understand the world around them and their place within it. All adults in school work together to create a culture of readers and writers with the confidence and skills to express themselves clearly and effectively. Developing confidence in reading and comprehension, and establishing a love of reading and literature, is crucial to this culture. Each half term, work across the curriculum is based on a different core text in each year group. These texts form the foundation of the half-termly topic in each classroom, providing children with a context for their learning and greater appreciation of the written word and its potential.
Every learner is entitled to a full range of activities that gives access to the curriculum. We take account of unequal starting points and provide learning experiences that are planned to ensure breadth and depth, enabling progression throughout the school for every individual regardless of gender, ethnic background, age or disability. Through the curriculum, we aim to empower learners to become confident in their abilities which will prepare them for a purposeful adult and working life. We aim for all children to progress through the National Curriculum at broadly the same pace and so provide support to children in the form of manipulatives, guided group work and catch up activities.