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Curriculum

'The National Curriculum 2015-16 provides pupils with an introduction to the essential knowledge they need to be educated citizens. It introduces pupils to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.'   

Every state funded school in England must offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:

  • promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and of society and 
  • prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life 

Long Term Overviews

English Overview

At Mead, we view English as having utmost importance. Children need a thorough knowledge of reading, writing, phonics, grammar, speaking and listening in order to function in society and to develop culturally, emotionally, socially and spiritually.

Therefore we promote high standards of literacy by giving opportunities to:

  • develop spoken language through discussion, explanation and debate.
  • gain experience and understanding through drama.
  • listen carefully to one another.
  • read words and then comprehend them across a range of texts.
  • develop a love of reading to increase vocabulary and experiences.
  • write fluently using standard English, spelling and grammar on a variety of topics in a range of styles.

Early years follows the Read Write Inc scheme. KS1 follows ‘letters and sounds’ but will be transferring over to Read Write Inc.

We use appropriate texts and books for their reading, including class, shared, guided and individual. They are also used as stimulus for their writing. We model and give examples of ‘good’ writing which the children can then emulate when given opportunities to use what they have learnt in their own writing.

We follow the National Curriculum which aims for all children to achieve as expected for their age.

English Curriculum

Mathematics

Maths Assessment Overview

Maths Curriculum

RE

Religious Education is taught in the school in accordance with the agreed syllabus adopted by the London Borough of Havering. The content of the syllabus reflects the fact that the religious traditions in this country are in the main Christian but teaching is non-denominational. Judaism and Sikhism are also taught.

Collective worship within the school is in accordance with the 1988
Education Act.

All children attend an act of worship at some time during the school day either in the hall or in classrooms. Acts of worship contents reflect the broad traditions of Christianity.

As parents, you have the right to withdraw your child from RE or
Collective Worship. If you wish to do so, you are asked to put your
request in writing to the Headteacher but you might wish to discuss the matter first, including making alternative arrangements.

If you want to find out more about our curriculum at Mead please speak to your child's class teacher or to Ms Catherine Coop (assistant headteacher).

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