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Curriculum Overview

Supporting each child to be the very best that they can be 

Our curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our children for life-long learning; encouraging them to become confident, resilient and independent learners to prepare them for the future and understand their role in society. 


Our ‘Key Drivers’ are for children to leave King’s Meadow Academy:



  World Citizens                  Effective communicators             Resilient                         Ambitious                        Knowledgable





Our curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our children for life-long learning; encouraging them to become confident, resilient and independent learners to prepare them for the future and understand their role in society.

At KMA our intention is to provide a highly motivating and engaging curriculum to ensure that our children want come to school each and every day of the academic year motivates and engages children to learn, so improving our level of attendance.

We aim to provide children with progressive skills, knowledge and understanding, closely matched to the National Curriculum 2014, across all primary subjects, which will be the building blocks for later life.  In each lesson, children will be given opportunities to build on what they already know and understand from previous learning.  Teaching our pupils to be; inspired, ambitious, knowledgeable, respectful communicators and resilient are key to our lesson design and the whole school ethos.

The curriculum is designed to challenge children to ‘aim high’ and raise their aspirations for the future.  This is critical at our school due to the significant high deprivation indicators within our community.

KMA has an inclusive environment, where all pupils are helped to achieve their potential and access the curriculum successfully whatever their need.

We strive to foster partnerships with our parents, to support our children in having a positive and supportive time at our school and raise expectations, something that some of our parents unfortunately did not experience in their education.  Home learning is of great importance and our children’s achievements are celebrated both at home and at school.

The impact of our curriculum will be seen in not only in measurable attainment and progress but that King’s Meadow Academy creates polite, well-mannered caring members of our school community who understand and respect everybody’s differences and needs.


Key Drivers

Our curriculum is underpinned by a series of key themes, which we call key drivers.  Our 5 drivers are ones that are personalised and are valued as a school.  These coupled with the agreed vision and aims give focus to learning opportunities and are embedded throughout teaching and learning, developing the child as a whole and prepare them for life-long learning.

World Citizens 

Our children need to develop an understanding about where they live and the wider world. Through learning about the world, we want them to understand their role in society and develop respect towards the environment, communities and religions.    Our children will have opportunities to question the way of the world and think about issues globally, using Information Stations in the classrooms to keep up to date with current affairs.  They will value diversity and celebrate our rich heritage and culture.

Effective communicators

Teaching our children to reflect, explain, justify and question is key to our lesson design.   We believe our children need to develop the skills to work well with other people. Children need to know how to speak and listen with respect in a variety of different situations.  They will learn how to express their understanding and share their learning widely in a range of ways.  They will learn and apply technical and challenging vocabulary.   Within every lesson, children will use communication to reflect previous learning, use questioning skills, explain reasons for choices, make links between areas of learning and discuss improvements about their own learning and others learning, evaluating what went well, what they have learnt and how they can improve


Our children will be given opportunities to take risks and deal with difficult challenges across the curriculum and the wider world by thinking positively and having the confidence to ‘have a go’.    They will grow ever resilient and better themselves by learning about barriers that people have overcome in the past and those experienced by people today.  Children will understand what ‘working hard’ looks and feels like, they will relate their experiences to others and make better choices because of that


Our children will be encouraged to be the very best they can be.  They will be motivated by success and will develop the necessary skills to work with growing independence and perseverance to become resourceful problem solvers able to nurture aspirations for the future.  They will be given examples of what success can look like and will be guided in what to do to reach those high standards.  They will learn about the accomplishments (past/present) of international significance across the curriculum and use these to become more motivated and independent in their approach to learning.


KMA children will learn about the considerable value of knowledge and apply it to their learning, this will ensure that there is a good foundational understanding of concepts, using a range of retrieval and learning review techniques to support the remembering of this powerful knowledge.  They will work hard to remember what has been taught and use that to deepen their understanding across the curriculum.  They will make links to prior learning and develop a deeper understanding of concepts as they move through school and will learn how to apply these skills across the subject areas.


Using the National Curriculum 2014, we have produced progressive knowledge and skills in each area of the curriculum so that there are clear steps of progress from EYFS to Year 6 over a 2 yearly cycle


Key Stage 1

Key Stage 1

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EYFS Long Term Plan

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