Forest fun

Due to the small size of our fantastic school we operate three mixed age classes:

Class 1 - N/R/Y1

Class 2 - Y2/3/4

Class 3 - Y5/6

To ensure the children are given the appropriate, exciting and challenging curriculum we have planned a two or three year rolling programme. 

Central to the school's ethos is the recognition that every child is unique, with their own strengths, interests, and learning styles. As such, the school adopts a rolling programme of study that is constantly under review, with topics and themes varying according to the year groups being taught within a class. This ensures that the subject matter remains fresh and relevant, capitalising on all available resources to enrich the learning experience. 

From exploring local history and geography to delving into scientific enquiry and creative expression, the curriculum at Kirkby Malham Primary is diverse. Teachers draw upon a wide range of teaching methods and resources to cater to the varying needs and abilities of each child, fostering a love for learning that extends beyond the confines of the classroom. 

While the topics and themes may vary, however, the school maintains a steadfast commitment to skills progression, ensuring that students develop a strong foundation across all curriculum areas. Through carefully designed learning objectives and assessment criteria, that match the National Curriculum, teachers outline clear expectations and intent for each subject, guiding pupils on a journey of continuous growth and development. 

Examples of subject planning and curriculum outlines can be found on the school's website, in the Curriculum Section, providing parents and stakeholders with valuable insights into the school's approach to teaching and learning. These resources not only serve as a reference point for educators but also empower parents to actively engage in their child's education journey, fostering a strong partnership between home and school.