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Meynell Primary School

Aspire, Believe, Explore, Achieve

Wider Curriculum

To celebrate space week, each year group was given an aspect of space to investigate. We then set up an exhibition in the hall displaying our findings so we could learn from each other and show our parents what we had found.

When teaching computing at Meynell we follow the Sheffield Primary Computing progression of skills

When teaching RE at Meynell we follow the Sheffield agreed syllabus

At Meynell Primary 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. 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. These are some of the ‘Learning Challenges’ that pupils will be investigating this year:

  • Were the Vikings always victorious and vicious?
  • What makes the earth angry?
  • Will we ever send another man to the moon?
  • How could you be the next Jessica Ennis?


Alongside this we use themed days and weeks to excite and engage our children, these include:

Space week

Decades day

Outdoor learning day

Sheffield art day

No pen day

Science Week 2018

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'Science through stories'


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Y3 had a great time making crystals with the science teachers from Tapton School

Working Scientifically Week

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To develop our investigative skills Meynell held a Working Scientifically Week.
Each year group was given a different question to investigate and we displayed our findings in the hall at the end of the week.

Science Week 2016

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At Meynell we chose the theme of space to celebrate science week.Every year group got involved, and we learnt about space in all of our subjects.
It was a great week!

RE Agreed Syllabus for Sheffield

Art Week (24th March- 28th March)

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In order to raise awareness of different artists and how art skills are developed over time we decided to hold an Art Week. Each class was given an artist to investigate and to then use as a stimulus to develop their own work inspired by that person. We had loads of fun creating our very own art gallery at the end of the week for everyone to visit. Hope you enjoy the video!