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Maidenbower Infant School and Nursery

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Our Curriculum

At Maidenbower Infant School and Nursery, we ensure that our bespoke curriculum is aligned with The National Curriculum and Early Years Foundation Stage Education Programmes. The National Curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools in England so that all children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject. The Early Years Foundation Stage Education Programmes can be viewed in the Early Years Foundation Stage statutory framework. 


If you would like to find out more about the National Curriculum or Early Years Foundation Stage Education Programmes, please follow the links below: 

It is important to us at Maidenbower Infant School and Nursery that we follow the statutory National Curriculum guidance but that we also personalise our curriculum to meet the needs of the children in our community. Each year group has a themed "I wonder..." question each half term which promotes curiosity and steers the learning. The key texts have been carefully selected for each year group to ensure that children are exposed to and have the opportunity to learn a range of higher level vocabulary, as well as supporting the key knowledge and skills that we want our children to learn. All of the key texts are loosely themed around each year groups' "I wonder..." question for the half term and we ensure that all children are exposed to a range of high quality texts including fiction, non-fiction and poetry. At Maidenbower Infant School and Nursery, we also want all children within our community to have a range of experiences of the world around them. We ensure this by providing exciting enrichment opportunities each year that link to our themed "I wonder..." questions.  


Below you will find the themed "I wonder..." questions for each half term, the key texts we focus on in each year group, as well as the enrichment opportunities we provide each year for our children. 

At Maidenbower Infant School and Nursery, we teach all of the subjects in the National Curriculum. You can find the individual subject pages under the 'curriculum' tab. We have also carefully thought about the precise knowledge and skills that children need to learn in every subject. If you would like to know more about this, these documents are available for you to view in school.