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Learning With Us

At Malcolm Arnold Preparatory School we ensure children receive a broad and balanced curriculum which develops them socially, academically and culturally. We believe that every child has a talent and our aim is to discover and nurture that talent. We encourage the children to try their best in all that they do; we make sure children believe that they can achieve their best and fulfil our school motto of 'reaching for the moon'.

For 2018-2019, we have ten classes: the Robins and Sparrows in Reception; the Squirrels and Hedgehogs in Year One; the Foxes and Badgers in Year Two; the Lions and tigers in Yeat Three and the Leopards and Panthers in Year Four. Eventually, we will have two classes in every year group from Reception to Year Six. We will 'grow' naturally over the next couple of years; accepting 60 Reception children each September.

Reception children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum. Year One children follow the National Curriculum, using the 'Cornerstones' approach to engage, develop, innovate and express their learning. Subjects are taught discretely, but each term follows a theme and the topic title is then linked to all curriculum areas.

As part of the Malcolm Arnold Academy campus, we have access to their specialist facilities in music, sports and the arts. As our school grows and the children are older, we will offer a wide range of co-curricular opportunities. See the enrichment tab for more information.

A ‘typical’ day at MAPS

  • Registration (8:30-8:45am)
  • Assembly
  • Whole class phonics
  • Independent learning choices indoors & outdoors
  • Snack Ime in Houses (free fruit & milk for under 5s)
  • Playtime outside
  • Whole class maths
  • Independent learning choices indoors & outdoors
  • Lunch (free hot lunch for all)
  • Playtime outside with organised games 
  • Whole class learning focus
  • Independent learning choices indoors & outdoors
  • PE & music days
  • Story-time
  • Home-time