At Meoncross we feel it is crucial to offer a broad, balanced and immersive curriculum, rich in opportunities for each individual child. English, mathematics and science form the core subjects underpinning the curriculum in the Infants, with creativity and the Arts continuing to play an integral part in our children’s learning.

English and mathematics take place every day, with daily reading opportunities built into the curriculum. This along with a highly effective phonics and spelling programme ensures rapid progress and access to our wide-ranging curriculum. Mathematics is underpinned by the White Rose scheme of work, which ensures a consistent and thorough approach to all things mathematical, with an emphasis placed on fluency, reasoning and problem solving , whilst embedding fundamental maths concepts. The children are supported and encouraged to use equipment to show their working and to use mathematical language to articulate their thinking.

History and Geography are studied through topic work in Reception and Year 1, whilst Year 2 has timetabled specific history and geography lessons, to ensure real progression as they learn about the wider world in greater depth. All subjects are enhanced with trips and events which are directly linked to our children’s learning. These experiences are an invaluable part of our curriculum as they present real ‘hands on’ opportunities to explore the world.

Year R, Year 1 and Year 2 visit the beach as part of their curriculum. We feel that is so important for our children to experience the natural world at every opportunity. The children learn about the seasons, different habitats and the rich variety of life around them. They learn how to respect and take care of nature and each other. Our Art and Design Technology lessons teach a variety of skills, including the invaluable tools of planning and self-evaluation, as well as evaluating the work of others.

Our children benefit from specialist teaching in a range of curriculum areas including Physical Education, Music and French. This ensures a continuity which is wonderful for both the physical and emotional wellbeing of our children.  Key vocabulary, games, songs, and an introduction to French culture, ensure that children are fully engaged in learning a different language. Music lessons encourage pupils to learn, sing and play traditional songs, as well as offering them the opportunity to play a wide range of instruments.

Personal, Health and Social Education lessons place emphasis on how to form positive relationships with others, good manners, as well as how to stay safe, including E-Safety. During our lessons our children have opportunities to discuss everyday scenarios reflecting on their actions and the actions of others.

The Meoncross Passport ensures that all Infant children are given the opportunity to work with other pupils from across the school in activities such as sewing, baking, mindfulness, photography and yoga. It is rather wonderful to find out how many unique skills and hobbies our children have and passport allows children to share their talents creating a strong sense of self.

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