• Meridian
  • Primary School
  • Comberton, Cambridge
  • Learning for life, striving for excellence

Curriculum Overview

Please scroll to the bottom of this page for our Curriculum Map which gives an outlines of what the children will be learning in each subject and for each year group (Y1-Y6) during this academic year. See class topic webs for greater detail and how these link to the national curriculum.

Our Meridian Primary Curriculum


Our school stands by our strap headline ‘Learning for Life’.  This is a bold statement. We are a learning community and striving for excellence in all that we do.


In the seven years children spend with us, we are there to inspire, impart, facilitate and value learning; encourage good relationships and compassion for others; and build confident children to grow and embrace challenges and to challenge others.


Our curriculum is broad and balanced to allow children the opportunity to access knowledge while learning skills. We have used the national curriculum and our expertise to map out the key skills in each subject area. These ensure that we develop both coverage and progression in the curriculum for KS1 and KS2.


We have built these milestones into engaging and thought provoking topics, enriched with our drivers below.


We also still teach discrete maths and English in every class daily.

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What makes our curriculum different?

We place high value on the following key ‘R’ words to help us plan, deliver and explore depths of topics and excite our learning as individuals and learning as a community.


  • Respectful Relationships: Courtesy is one of our school’s values and we expect children to work alongside each other respectfully. We also encourage learning within our community; links to communities whether local/ national or global and respecting and appreciating differences in our world.


  • Reflection: We encourage the children to be confident and responsible in evaluating their experiences/ work/ learning by offering reasoned viewpoints and appreciating viewpoints of others. We encourage their use of imagination and creativity.


  • Resourcefulness: We encourage the children to be confident and responsible to draw on what they know, use methods and practices and utilising the classroom and school environment.  We encourage them to be able to share knowledge and creativity with others.


  • Research: We want our children to have a sense of adventure; encouraging depth of learning; thinking skills; enquiry; beyond classroom learning, away from the page learning; following an interest, making links, summarising learning, exploring technology


  • Resilience: We help our children to be confident in their learning journey within a community that gives encouragement to keep trying, keep improving and keep progressing.
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Our topics incorporate these ‘R’s as part of the children’s learning journey. You will find evidence of the ‘R’s as you walk around the school, in books and through talking to the children.


All our topics start with a ‘big question’ and have an engaging title. Children are encouraged to develop their research beyond the classroom in every year group.


We are continuing to develop our curriculum to ensure it is interesting in order to captivate children’s imagination and stimulate their intellect. Above all, we aim to ensure we are continuing to raise standards in all areas, academically and socially for all  our children.

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School starts back for children on Wednesday 4th September 2019. Have a good summer break.

MeridianPrimary School

  • Harbour Avenue
  • Comberton
  • Cambridge
  • CB23 7DD