The school curriculum

At Maryland we teach from the 2014 National Curriculum produced by the Department for Education and assess against the core aspects set out in the National Curriculum.

Our  English  teaching is based on two schemes, Read Write Inc. which is mainly taught in the infant years (we are a model school for RWI and were the first school in our borough to introduce the scheme in 2004), followed by Success for All (SFA) taught mainly in the junior years.

We set a whole school theme each term and weave the theme through much of our teaching. Every child from Year 1 to Year 6 is expected to do an independent homework research project based on the term’s theme, as we know this develops skills vital to becoming successful students. Every child has at least 3 educational visits out of school each year.  Instead of one of the visits, year groups may choose to have visiting creative workshop experience linked to the theme. In addition, one visit to a place of worship each year is made, which contributes significantly to developing tolerance and understanding of the diverse religions and cultures that make up our society.

Curriculum overview for parents

Autumn Term

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Spring Term

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Summer Term



Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6


The 2014 national curriculum for primary schools is very demanding. The NON-NEGOTIABLES are the subject statements we share with our children at school, so that they understand the knowledge and skills they MUST have by the end of the academic year.

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English at Maryland 

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Relationship and Health Education  

Relationship and Health Education (RHE) is being reviewed by the government – but what does this mean for Maryland?

At Maryland, children have always been taught a range of subjects, including CPSHE. This stands for Citizenship, Personal, Social and  Health Education. This subject focuses on developing the knowledge, skills and attributes to keep children healthy and safe and to prepare them for life and work. By 2020, all primary schools must decide how the Relationships aspect will supplement the teaching of CPSHE(there will be no changes for now). Part of this decision will involve consulting with parents. Guidance from the government has stated that Relationship Education is currently at the discretion of the Headteacher.  

Please note that the review of SRHE (Sex, Relationship, Health Education) is only applicable to secondary schools, not primary schools.