Making a difference for our future

Our Curriculum

Reshaping our Curriculum: 2022 (page under development)

Intent

At Meadowside, the curriculum complies fully with the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum (2014). The curriculum design promotes a life-long love of learning, gaining knowledge and acquiring skills and to ultimately help every pupil in life beyond Meadowside. We have designed our curriculum using the ‘Big Ideas’ model. This takes a big concept, such as The Earth, Sun and Moon, Great Britain or The Romans, that is learnt through driving questions that helps all children understand our world. We plan carefully using pre-requisites and exciting end points (Topic Shines) so we are clear in what the children need to know to achieve in the next phase. We always take into account what children at Meadowside want to learn when they find out their new topic title. A ‘Golden Thread’ is used so that key learning within a subject can be analysed by Subject Leaders to ensure curriculum coverage is strong and coherent. 

The documents below should be read alongside one another as it lays out our plan for reshaping our curriculum over the next year:

 

The Curriculum at Meadowside

 

Implementation

Below you will find out more about how we implement each subject in our Meadowside Curriculum. 

Inclusion

For detail about our intention, implementation and impact of Inclusion at Meadowside, please view this document: Inclusion at Meadowside 

 

Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS/Reception)

For guidance on the EYFS (Reception) framework, please click 

End of Year Expectations in Personal Development, Reading, Writing and Maths

Please browse the documents below to discover what your child should know by the end of each year. 

Year 1

Year 2

Year 3

Year 4

Year 5

Year 6

Reading

For detail about our intention, implementation and impact of reading at Meadowside, please view this document: 

Writing

For detail about our intention, implementation and impact of writing at Meadowside, please view this document: 

Maths

For detail about our intention, implementation and impact of mathematics at Meadowside, please view this document: 

Physical Education

For detail about our intention, implementation and impact of Physical Education (PE) at Meadowside, please view this document: 

Religious Education

For detail about our intention, implementation and impact of Religious Education (RE) at Meadowside, please view this document: