Curriculum, Learning and Teaching
The aim of Meadows Primary School and Nursery is to provide opportunities for
children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners, with
high aspirations and the skills to make a positive contribution to their community.
We aim to provide a curriculum which is enriching and challenging, where children experience the opportunity to learn in a wide range of contexts with
At Meadows the curriculum is designed to recognise children’s prior learning;
provide first hand learning experiences; allow the children to develop
interpersonal skills; build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
We believe that children learn best when the curriculum has coherence and
content is sequenced to support conceptual understanding.
We believe practise is important to support deep learning and pupils are given
regular opportunities to practise and apply what they know. Regular opportunities
are planned for pupils to learn from each other/construct understanding together
through coaching, discussion, paired talk and presentation.
The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge and
concepts. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning
through visiting experts and external visits. Engagement with our local
environment is an essential part of our curriculum. Our curriculum design is
underpinned by our school values.
Our aim is that children leave our school with a sense of belonging to a community
where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.