At Mallard Primary School, our School Aims and Core Values underpin our curriculum. We aim to make our school a happy place where we all learn for life, grow together and work hard to achieve our personal best, in an environment where every person matters. We aim for excellence in achievement and personal development by having a curriculum, which is about real learning and by keeping our 9 Core Values at the centre of all we do.
Teach me how to care
We seek to ensure that all our children learn to care for one another and the world around them.
Teach me how to follow
We seek to ensure that all our children know and understand the importance of our high expectations and how they can follow them.
Teach me to forgive
We encourage all children to take responsibility for their actions and recognise that we can all make mistakes.
Teach me to give
We aim to encourage all children to develop a responsibility to help others within and beyond the school community.
Teach me to lead
We aim to encourage all children to develop a sense of right and wrong and to have the courage to make the right choices.
Teach me to listen
We show respect when listening to others and think about what we have heard.
Teach me to love
We look after each other and care for those who are in difficulty and who are hurting or need our help.
Teach me to share
We are aware of what we have and know how to share what we have with others.
Teach me to trust
We always tell the truth and can be trusted to be honest, to say what we mean and mean what we say.
Our broad and balanced school curriculum is based on four themes across the academic year. We strongly believe in a hands on approach to learning and giving our children the opportunity to immerse themselves in their learning through visits and visitors. We use literature to support learning across the curriculum and enable children to develop good communication skills both orally and in writing. Childrens’ mathematical understanding is underpinned by the application of skills in a range of different contexts. We want all our children to take ownership of their learning, having a keen interest in the world around them and an understanding of the role they play within it.
To help create an exciting curriculum we aim to provide a hook into learning through the use of pictures, videos, artefacts or visits. In addition, we provide as many opportunities as possible to create cross curricular links across subjects, therefore making learning relevant and interesting. Furthermore, we encourage collaborative and cooperative learning through the use of Kagan to promote discussion, team work and inspirational ideas.
We provide opportunities for each child’s work to be recognised though the form of merit assemblies, head teacher awards, celebration of work on displays or the website.
We are proud of the many themed occasions we hold such as Eisteddfod, Athletics week, Recital evenings and performances to promote parental engagement and appreciation for the wider curriculum. We offer a range of opportunities for children to take part in a range of after school clubs dedicated to the wider curriculum.