At Merriott First School we offer a curriculum which is broad and balanced and which builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, as they progress through each Key Stage. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2013 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school.
Through our curriculum, we aim that pupils are inspired and engaged in their learning. We encourage pupils to be curious and ask questions about the world around them. Our curriculum facilitates pupils to explore their passions and talents. Through our curriculum we support pupils develop their aspirations for their futures and become life-long learners.
If you have any questions about your child's curriculum please speak with the class teacher. If your enquiry is more general, please contact the school and speak with Miss Higginbotham or Mrs Bowery.
During the Spring Term 2019 we consulted groups of staff, parents and pupils to find out what their hopes and vision were for the curriculum at Merriott First School. These were the common themes that stretched beyond the national curriculum.
As a result of the feedback we have received, we explored different resources with the teachers and decided to use Cornerstones to support our delivery of several areas in the national curriculum. It opened up creative, practical ideas in a cross curricular approach, whilst still ensuring the coverage needed for each subject area. This has supported teachers plan more opportunities for independent learning through child led activities.
Our governors have also worked together to develop a statement of curriculum intent at the Federation, deeping our vision of Learning and Growing Together. This outlines the aims we have for our pupils during their time at the school.
National Curriculum 2013: https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/425601/PRIMARY_national_curriculum.pdf