At Meynell Primary our curriculum is based on the September 2014 National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2 and the Early Years 2012 framework in Foundation Stage. Our RE curriculum is based on the locally agreed Sheffield syllabus.
We have adopted the fundamental principles of the ‘Learning Challenge Curriculum’, which we have adapted to the unique needs of our school. We believe that this helps our pupils not only acquire knowledge, skills and understanding but also, and importantly, a spirit of enquiry. We aim to raise our children's aspirations by encouraging them to see things from different points of view and to always question how things could be different. This spirit of enquiry combined with our school values encourages our children to always aim to be the best version of themselves.
This concept is built around greater learning involvement on a number of levels. It requires deeper thinking as it encourages learners to explore given learning challenges. Our teaching teams then work extremely hard to ensure that our work is as cross curricular as possible and that our learning challenges permeate all areas of the curriculum. We recognise that our children are individuals and unique in their own way so we always endeavour to deliver our rich curriculum by using a range of teaching strategies, including practical sessions, and by using experiences in order to bring learning to life, including special educational visits and visitors.
These are some of the ‘Learning Challenges’ that pupils will be investigating this year:
Alongside this we use themed days and weeks to excite and engage our children, these include:
Outdoor learning day
Sheffield art day
No pen day