Whole School Curriculum Overview

At Malvern Primary School we have developed and organised the curriculum to make learning exciting, meaningful and memorable for our learners.

Children’s learning in each area of the curriculum is organised into Imaginative Learning Projects (ILP). Each half term there is a class ILP which forms the basis of learning across many subjects; through these projects children develop their subject skills through enquiry, research and application. They learn how to be historians, geographers, artists etc…  At the start of the term, the theme is introduced to the children through an ‘Engage’ activity to generate interest and enthusiasm for learning. As the term progresses children’s learning is developed and embedded through all subjects.

Alongside our ILPs we teach English and Maths key skills on a daily basis. We encourage Reading and Writing across the curriculum and this is achieved in a variety of different ways, such as; themed writing weeks, enriched and extended writing, small group Guided Reading, Comprehension, Spelling Tests, Individual Reading and Reading Clubs. Reading and Language Development is a fundamental part of our Curriculum within Early Years  (EYs) and Key Stage One (Year 1 & 2). Our Early Years settings are Language rich environments and children have continuous access to Reading and Writing opportunities as well as focused teaching activities. In Key Stage 1 we use a range of Reading resources. All our reading schemes are phonics based resources (Oxford Reading Tree & Big Cat).  Letters & Sounds Phonics sessions take place every day with the children grouped according to their phonic phase of development. In Key Stage 2 children are involved in phonics sessions, guided and independent sessions and are encouraged to develop a love of reading through numerous books clubs, teacher and peer recommendations and parental involvement via our Pupil Planners.

For all subjects and areas covered in our curriculum see our Curriculum Map 2018 and our Class Imaginative Learning Project titles are located on class pages.

Malvern Curriculum Map 2018 2019

Our Computing Scheme of Work  –  computing_scheme_of_work_planning_web

We also value the development of personal and social skills for all of our children alongside their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. Please see our whole school curriculum map below.


If you have any questions, or would like to find out more about the curriculum please contact your child’s class teacher in the first instance.