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Whole School Curriculum

Meath Green Junior School | Our Curriculum

Curriculum Vision Statement

At Meath Green Junior School, we are committed to offering a rich and engaging school experience in which children are active partners in their own learning.  The ability and desire to read, form the basis of a curriculum which has been designed to foster a genuine love of learning.  Our spiral curriculum is accessible, thought-provoking and aspirational, providing opportunities for and supporting independence.  It stretches beyond the classroom into extra-curricular activities and our school's facilities, sparking curiosity and creating memorable moments.  We will extend and enhance our pupils' knowledge of the world, whilst promoting our school values, encouraging the pupils to become responsible, respectful young people.

At Meath Green Junior School the curriculum is designed to:

  • recognise children’s prior learning
  • provide first hand learning experiences
  • allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.

Every child is recognised as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and values. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for learning and future success.

Community involvement is an essential part of our curriculum as we celebrate local traditions, learning new skills to enable the children to take an active role in events throughout the year.

Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.

Approaches to learning

The school has recognised the use of clear, focused learning objectives and steps to success as an effective tool in gaining intended learning outcomes.

We use effective questioning techniques to develop higher order thinking skills. In lessons we provide opportunities for study but we strive to provide as many recall and application activities as possible to support the retention of knowledge and understanding.