At Meadow Park Academy, we provide a rich and engaging curriculum that meets the needs of the children in our community. We aim to motivate and inspire children through a curriculum that captivates and challenges all learners.
Our curriculum is carefully designed to deepen knowledge and develop skills, ensuring effective progression within each subject and across all year groups. Our values of being 'Motivated, Proud and Aspirational', alongside our curriculum enhancers, are at the heart of all that we do. The needs of our children have guided our selection of topics to provide them with a richer knowledge and understanding of the world they live in.
We follow National Curriculum guidance and beyond to ensure that this underpins all curriculum design and provision and is then adapted to suit the needs of our community. We aim for every student to leave us as a more rounded and knowledgeable individual; ready to be part of wider society. We understand that we need to nurture the ‘whole child’, and as such we have designed our curriculum to enhance their knowledge and skills within and beyond the classroom.
At Meadow Park Academy, learning is organised into three phases:
- Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS): Ages 4 – 5 (Reception)
- Key Stage 1: Ages 5 – 7 (Years 1 and 2)
- Key Stage 2: Ages 7 – 11 (Years 3 – 6)
We follow the Development Matters Framework in EYFS and the National Curriculum in KS1 and KS2. Areas of learning and development included in each phase are described below. All schools are also required to teach religious education.
We further enrich our curriculum through exciting learning experiences, workshops and trips.
Our school curriculum is designed to be active, hands-on and memorable. The focus is squarely on learning but learning in a way that is enjoyable and driven by the interests of the pupils.
There are three key enhancers in our curriculum. These form the foundations of our curriculum and permeate all aspects of school: