Here at Meadow Green, our curriculum focuses on developing the core skills of English and Maths as well as providing enriching learning experiences. In order to achieve our aims, we feel it is essential to have a well planned and structured curriculum based on the programmes of study of the New National Curriculum. We have developed a ‘creative’ and engaging curriculum using the National Curriculum 2014. We have tried to ensure that we have maintained the enrichment activities of our ‘old curriculum’, which we considered to be the motivational aspect of the children’s learning experiences. Of course our extra curricular activities such as music lessons, theme days, visits to /from external groups and celebratory events will remain.
We hope our themes will interest the children and provide many new learning opportunities.
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Currently, the subjects we teach are:
Modern Languages (KS2)
We also teach Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE) and Citizenship. A variety of cross-curricular issues are addressed, which include Sex and Relationship Education, Equal Opportunities and Cultural Issues.
Sex and Relationships Education(SRE) Programme followed by the school is the Christopher Winter Project and takes place as a natural part of both our health education programme and work on the life cycles of plants and animals, which form part of the National Curriculum in Science.
Parts of the programme that deal specifically with puberty and human reproduction are normally covered in Years 5 and 6 and parents are told when this is likely to happen during the year. Such issues are dealt with sensitively and involve discussions about emotions, caring relationships, security and stability of families as well as personal health and biological aspects of reproduction. Lessons are usually mixed whole class lessons with the normal class teachers. Some aspects are discussed separately with boys and girls, though all aspects are taught to both.
Parents are welcome to look at teaching plans and organisation of lessons and to discuss their own views with us in order for home and school to be mutually supportive. Parents can withdraw their child from all or part of the sex education provided except that which forms part of the National Curriculum in Science. Parents should discuss any such request with the Head teacher.
A full copy of the school’s Health and Sex Education Policy is available on request.
Modern Foreign Languages is taught, with the subject of choice being French.
Religious Education (RE) is taught in accordance with the Worcestershire Agreed Syllabus and the opportunity for collective worship occurs daily. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from RE or Collective Worship.
Children attend swimming lessons whilst in the Year 3/4 phase in both year. Lessons take place at Studley Leisure Centre, with each class attending for a 10 week block over a term. As a school we follow and work towards the KS2 Water Safety award with the aim that by the end of Year 4 almost all children will have achieved the required standard. Children currently go in two groups utilising our school minibus. Consequently we do not request parental contributions towards the cost of transporting the children to swimming.
From September 2015 a new approach to formally assessing and recording the progress of our children has been introduced. At Meadow Green we use Optimum Education's O-Track and Class Track monitoring and assessment system to record children's learning and which informs staff and parents of the specific skills and knowledge that the children need to develop in order to progress. Pupils individual progress against key learning objectives will be shared termly in order to ensure parents understand how their child is dong and areas where they can support the learning at home.