Mayplace Curriculum Intent
Mayplace Primary School’s Green Curriculum sparks a desire within our children to have a greater understanding of environment and ecological issues, and encourages children to connect with the outdoors. Our goal is to equip our children with the knowledge and skills they need to make informed choices, which support sustainability and enable them to become active global citizens of the future.
At Mayplace we nurture and grow lifelong learners who are driven by high aspirations and supported by staff who recognise their strengths and encourage them to take their next steps.
Our Green Curriculum promotes inclusivity, diversity and acceptance of others. Regardless of their starting point, every child who leaves Mayplace has the capacity and self-belief to succeed and achieve their personal and academic goals.
At Mayplace, we believe that a love of literature is a key aspect of our well-rounded curriculum, and helps 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 language 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.
We know that children who have love of learning and enjoy coming to school make better progress. Research demonstrates that outdoor learning has a more positive impact on the progress and attainment of all children compared to a more traditional curriculum. At Mayplace, we have seen the benefits of providing opportunities for experiential learning within a curriculum that is both innovative and inclusive. Outdoor learning provides opportunities for children to collaborate with each other; develop strong relationships and improve their communication skills.
Through engagement in the local community, children feel that their heritage is valued, increasing their sense of acceptance, belonging and social emotional wellbeing. Our Green Curriculum supports children in making connections between what they learn in school, how that can be lived out in their local environment and how this in turn relates to their place within the global community.
Our curriculum is designed to ensure that every child can experience, learn and achieve whatever their ability, age, disability, gender, race, religion or culture. Parents are encouraged to discuss any concerns they might have in relation to the above with their child’s class teacher in the first instance. Every effort will be made to adapt how we offer aspects of our curriculum if necessary. We are sensitive to children’s protected characteristics and also make every effort to ensure that all school resources reflect our commitment to equal opportunities for all.
The Primary First Trust has the following overarching educational concepts and all of the schools consider this when designing their own bespoke curriculum:
In doing so, our family of Primary First Schools nurture happy, confident and capable young people ready to play their full part in the world at large.
For further information regarding our Green Curriculum, please visit our Class Pages or contact firstname.lastname@example.org