Understanding the history of Britain, Europe and, to a lesser extent, the world is vital if children are to appreciate the nature of the free and open society they are living in.
Understanding the modern world is very difficult if the past is a closed book, and we believe that the best way to teach children about history is to treat the subject as a chronological narrative. Beginning with the Ancient Egyptians in Year 2, we work through to World War II by the end of Year 6, teaching each period in a manner appropriate to the child's age.
Geography gives us a sense of place in the world.
Religious Education aims to enable pupils to develop an understanding of other cultures and lifestyles.
Christian principles form the ethos of Maple Walk; pupils have an opportunity to focus on these, but also to explore stories and beliefs from a variety of religions such as Judaism, Islam, Hinduism, Buddhism and Sikhism.
The curriculum is delivered by enthusiastic teachers using drama, discussions, debates, visits to places of worship and sessions with outside speakers.