The provision of a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum fulfilling the aims and objectives of both Early Years and National Curriculum.
Children's progress through the curriculum is monitored and targets are set for each individual child.
Parents are encouraged to become practically involved with their children's education and curriculum evenings are arranged through the year explaining different or more established educational initiatives.
We would hope that all our parents co-operate by encouraging their children to read each day and seeing that all homework is completed during the week.
Early Years Curriculum
The Foundation Stage begins when children reach the age of three. Many children first attend some form of Pre-school or Nursery soon after their third birthday.
Here at Crown Meadow when children enter Reception they will be in their last year of the Foundation Stage.
The curriculum for the Foundation Stage underpins all future learning by supporting, fostering, promoting and developing children's:
- Personal, Social and Emotional well being
- Positive attitudes and dispositions towards their learning
- Social Skills
- Attention skills and persistence
The Foundation Stage Curriculum is organised into six areas of learning:
- Personal, Social and Emotional Developments
- Communication Language and Literacy
- Mathematical Development
- Knowledge and Understanding of the World
- Physical Development
- Creative Development
Learning for young children is a rewarding and enjoyable experience in which they explore, investigate, discover, create, practise, rehearse, repeat, revise and consolidate their developing knowledge skills, understanding and attitudes. During the Reception Year many of these aspects of learning are brought together effectively through playing and talking.
Well planned play, both indoors and outdoors is a key way in which young children learn with enjoyment and challenge. In playing, they behave in different ways; sometimes they will describe and discuss what they are doing, sometimes they will be lively and sometimes they will be quiet and reflective as they play.
The National Curriculum
The National Curriculum applies to pupils of compulsory school age in maintained schools. In some cases it will be introduced to children during their year in the Reception class, although normally it will be taught to them from the beginning of Year 1. It is organised on the basis of four key stages. At this school we are concerned with the teaching of Key Stage One and Key Stage Two, formal assessment of Key Stage Two being undertaken in the Middle Schools.
Key Stage 1 - Pupil's Age: 5 to 7; Year Group: 1 - 2
Key stage 2 - Pupil's Age: 7 to 9; Year Group: 3 - 4
The National Curriculum consists of:
- Information and Communication Technology
- Religious Education
- Physical Education
- Design and Technology
- Art and Design
Cross Curricular Activities
As your child progresses through the school they will follow a structured framework of topic work in order to achieve a breadth and balanced curriculum. The core subjects of English, Mathematics, Science and ICT follow structured Government schemes, while foundation subjects are encompassed into the topic framework.
||Myself & Colour and Shapes
||Pets and Weather
||Where we live and Journeys|
||People Who Help Us
||The Rain Forest and the Artic
||Houses and Homes
||Food and Farming|
||Weather Around the World and The Aztecs
||World War II
||Whats in the News and Chembakoli, a Village in India
||Tudors - Rich and Poor|
Fuller information about each subject taught at Crown Meadow can be read in our School Prospectus.