Welcome to Malden Manor Primary School

Welcome to Malden Manor, where our aim is to provide an educational experience of the highest quality for all the children in our care. By creating an inclusive and stimulating learning environment, we seek to capture pupils’ interest, extend their knowledge and raise their aspirations. Our teaching and learning is designed to bring learning to life, both in the classroom and through a variety of inspiring experiences in the wider community. In line with our objective of being the best we can be, we encourage children to take an active role in their education, developing the skills they need for independent learning. Parental involvement is vital for children to achieve their best so it is encouraged at every stage of learning.

Malden Manor is a vibrant and welcoming community in which we strive for the highest standards of attainment – whether academic, artistic or sporting. We find and nurture hidden talents, celebrating the strengths of every child.

Our expectations in terms of both learning and behaviour are high and the children respond with delightful enthusiasm, politeness and consideration for others. Our broad curriculum and rich programme of extra-curricular activities – including the popular breakfast and after-school clubs – provide a well-rounded education, supported by excellent pastoral care. Together with my team of dedicated staff and governors, I invite you to visit the school to see for yourself the fantastic opportunities it offers your child.

Katherine Tremain


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So what happens in . . . .Reception?

Reception is the first full time year of school. We have a very exciting play based curriculum where children are encouraged to explore, problem-solve and challenge themselves, all whilst having fun!

We have two Reception classes, Mondrian and Kandinsky. We have a free-flow environment so the children can access both classrooms and the outdoor area each day.

Here’s what the Reception classrooms look like:

This is Mondrian classroom ...



...and this is Kandinsky classroom.


...and here is our outdoor area, this is just for Reception children!

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And these are the teachers and teaching assistants who you’ll be learning with: Mrs. Mayes, Miss Edwards, Miss. Waters and Mrs Palmer.

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Our curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum. There are 7 areas of learning which all of our activities and topics are planned around. The areas of learning are: Personal, Social, Emotional Development, Communication and Language, Physical Development, Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Expressive Arts and Design.

Each day the classrooms are set up with a range of different activities. These include creative activities, small world, writing activities, maths activities, water and sand play and free flow access to our outdoor area.

We cover lots of exciting topics throughout the year, and we also ensure we incorporate each year group’s interests. We explore the topics of All About Me, Celebrations, Traditional Tales, Animals, and The World Around Us, but we could also explore Space, Dinosaurs, Transport etc...

We also have an annual Beach Day, Sports Day, Cinderella’s Ball and lots more!

You’ll get plenty of notice when the time comes for each of these.

Some important things to know about Reception

Please make sure to bring in your water bottle every day, filled with lovely fresh water.

Fruit is also provided daily which we eat during snack time.

Mondrian and Kandinsky classes both have PE on a Thursday. It’s easier to just bring your PE kit in and leave it in school but if you do take it home then make sure it’s in class for those days. You can find out what our PE kit consists of on our school website. Girls, please have your hair tied back on PE days.

We really encourage our children to be independent in getting dressed and undressed. We will of course assist your child if they need help, but this would be a great thing to practice before coming to school in September.

We read with the children regularly each week, so you need to make sure that your child’s Reading Record and Reading Book comes to school in their Book Bag every morning. That way it will always be ready when a teacher wants to read with you. Make sure your grownup writes in your Reading Record every evening when you read to them at home. 



Please click on the links below to find out more about the skills and knowledge your child will be learning.


Core Curriculum Texts

English - Reading

English - Writing