At Fitzmaurice, pupils enjoy a broad, rich and exciting skills-based curriculum, which is designed to be relevant to pupils’ interests, promote enjoyment, encourage creativity and independence, develop pupils’ skills and be appealing to both boys and girls.
A strength of the school’s broad and balanced curriculum is the outstanding range and quality of learning opportunities and experiences, provided through special events, educational visits and visitors, out-of-school clubs and community links. Highlights from the last school year include: Health week, visits to @Bristol, Bath, Glastonbury Abbey and Bristol Zoo, the West Wiltshire Dance Festival, and residential trips to Braeside and Plas Pencelli.
In visiting any class, you will find fun and engaging activities, designed especially to enable learning, encourage independence and confidence and challenge thinking. Classroom learning environments are exciting and vivid from FS2 to Y6. This last school year was packed with exciting trips, visits from interesting people, learning in the community and great joint projects between pupils across the school.
During the teacher’s non contact time (PPA) the children undertake a variety of enrichment activities which include: Forest Schools, First Aid, art, PE and music all taught by specialists. In Key Stage 2 all the children learn to play the ukulele and learn to sing in addition to their curriculum music lessons. All children who learn an instrument have the opportunity to perform in special assemblies.
There are a great many of extra curricular opportunities for the children provided through a mixture of free and paid clubs before and after school. These range each term however amongst our most popular are: running, judo, cricket, ukulele, and choir. Our sports teams are always highly successful with one of the highlights being the staff v children netball match.
For more detail on what each individual class (or year group) is studying, please take a look at the relevant Topic Webs. If you require further information about our curriculum please contact your child’s class teacher or if you are a visitor to the site please contact the Office.
For information on the National Curriculum follow this link, or read the Parents Guide to the New Curriculum & Assessment.