The Mapplewells Curriculum
The Mapplewells Curriculum
At Mapplewells Primary and Nursery School children are taught, 'SUCCESS is in our hands.' This is embodied through our carefully constructed knowledge-based curriculum which is designed to use every opportunity to prepare our children to be compassionate citizens of our world, building their cultural capital. It reflects the Flying High Partnership’s intent of promoting well-rounded individuals who are prepared for the next stage of their journey.
At Mapplewells, our rigorous, well-planned curriculum provides children with a high-quality education which ensures that children are supported to be well-rounded, empathetic young people who have a genuine thirst for learning. Children develop a strong sense of moral purpose, in addition to a respect for and understanding of people. It is broad and balanced, rich and varied and provides them with experiences and opportunities that are relevant to our children. We are committed to ensuring that our children are not only ready for the next stage in their education but are also prepared to take their place in a truly global society.
Our curriculum vision is that every single child who leaves our school becomes the very best that they can be. Our curriculum is designed to MOVE so that SUCCESS is in our hands.
We build our curriculum around the following four principles:
Memory (inc. knowledge)
Vocabulary (inc. reading)
We provide a rich curriculum, which caters for children of all abilities, attempting to develop each child’s potential to the full.
Each enquiry begins with an 'Enquiry Question', which children should be able to answer by the end of their unit of work. During each enquiry, there will be a 'hook' to engage and motivate the children in their learning and ignite their passion to know more. In addition, there will be an authentic outcome at the end which answers the initial enquiry question.
Our curriculum is designed to offer a wide range of balanced learning opportunities to help your child to grow into a responsible and independent young person.
Hopefully, you may have been talking about Enquiries at home. As mentioned above an Enquiry is the way that we explore the wider areas of the curriculum with the children. The Enquiry poses a question to the children and throughout the project, they participate in lessons that explore the answer!
Throughout the year, they will complete three main Enquiries with a different key subject focus each term:
Uncover - History
Explore - Geography
Create - Art and Design
Weaved throughout the project are opportunities to explore other national curriculum subject areas that have nice links to their Enquiry Question. We aim for every project to have a Personal Social Health and Emotional focus as well as to encourage the children to grow into well-rounded, happy and healthy individuals.
Curriculum Display Showcases
Our Mapplewells Curriculum is driven by all stakeholders, including our School Council.
Curriculum Leader - Mr Ryan Latkowski
Pupil Leadership - The School Council
Governor Leader - Miss Fran Marshall
For more information on our curriculum, please contact your child's class teacher or the school office