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 who grow and embrace challenges.
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 plan engaging and thought provoking topics, enriched with our drivers below.
Maths and English are taught daily.
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.
Research: We want our children to have a sense of adventure. We encourage depth of learning, thinking skills, enquiry and beyond classroom learning. Children are given opportunities to follow interests, make links, summarise learning and explore technology.
Reflection: We encourage the children to be confident and responsible in evaluating their experiences, work and learning by offering reasoned viewpoints and appreciating viewpoints of others. We promote the use of imagination and creativity.
Resourcefulness: We encourage the children to be confident and responsible to draw on what they know. They are taught to use resources, methods and practices and make use of the classroom, school environment and wider locality. We also encourage them to be able to share knowledge and creativity with others. We value the outdoors and all children will be engaged in outdoor activities to enhance learning in a range of curriculum areas.
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.
We are continuing to develop our curriculum to ensure it captivates children’s imaginations and stimulates their intellects. Above all, we aim to ensure we are continuing to raise standards in all areas, academically and socially for all our children, building lifelong learners.