Marlcliffe Primary is committed to helping every child to develop and our school curriculum aims to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn how to learn effectively, so that they can develop a desire to embark on lifelong learning and achieve success. It builds on pupils’ strengths, interests and experiences and endeavours to develop their confidence in their capacity to learn and work independently and collaboratively.

By providing rich and varied contexts for learning, pupils are helped to acquire a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills. They are given opportunities to think creatively and critically, solve problems and become creative, innovative and enterprising citizens. We place a high value on educational visits and musical productions to enrich the curriculum.

The curriculum also develops their physical skills and encourages them to recognise the importance of developing a healthy life style and keeping themselves and others safe. The school has achieved ‘Healthy School’ status for its work in this area.

At Marlcliffe we believe that residential visits give us the opportunity to offer children experiences to which they might not have access out of school like outdoor and adventurous activities like abseiling, canoeing and climbing. The children also enjoy the social aspect of staying away from home with their classmates. We always use approved centres with suitably qualified staff to lead outdoor activities. The children will have the opportunity to go on these visits from Year 4. In Year 6 they can also visit France where they can visit a market and local town.

Our curriculum also promotes pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and in particular, principles for distinguishing between right and wrong. It develops children’s knowledge, understanding and appreciation of their own and different beliefs and cultures, and how these influence individuals and societies, these British values include tolerance and democracy. In Key Stage 2 the curriculum transmits basic values related to human rights and responsibilities and supports pupils in helping them to become caring and compassionate citizens capable of contributing to the development of a fair and just society. It promotes equal opportunities and enables them to challenge discrimination and stereotyping.

The curriculum develops children’s awareness, understanding and respect for the environment and introduces them to the idea of sustainable development at a personal, local, national and global level. It equips them as consumers to make informed decisions and to understand their responsibilities and rights.

At Marlcliffe we aim to promote pupils’ self esteem and emotional well being, based on respect for themselves and others at home, within the school and the community. The curriculum should prepare them for the next steps in their education, training and employment. We believe that the personal development of pupils, spiritually, morally, socially and culturally plays a significant role in their ability to learn and achieve.

We follow the Primary National Curriculum, please click here for a copy.

Please contact Mrs Mann, Headteacher if you require any further information.

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Marlcliffe Primary School

Marlcliffe Primary School
Marlcliffe Road
S6 4AJ

Main Contact: Steph Hanson, School Manager

Tel: 0114 2344329
Fax: 0114 2343186

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