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Curriculum 2017-03-18T23:36:38+00:00

The National Curriculum

For generations, parents have found themselves visiting primary schools with their children only to hear themselves saying, “It’s not like when I was at school.” Things change quickly in education, and at no time in the past 25 years has that been truer than September 2014 when the whole school curriculum changes for maintained schools throughout England. You can review the National Curriculum and guidance for parents by clicking on the links below.

National Curriculum
Parent Guide

Abbey Meadows Curriculum

Abbey Meadows combines high standards with a broad and rich curriculum. Great emphasis is placed on planning so that there is continuity, progression, challenge and pace.   The school  curriculum  follows:

  • Knowledge and Understanding of the World
  • Problem Solving, Reasoning and Numeracy
  • Creative Development
  • Communication, Language and Literacy
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Each half-term Class Teachers send home a curriculum newsletter so you can see what your child will be learning.  You can access these here


Many parents have asked us about phonics.  Phonics is the word used to describe the sounds the letters make, so the word ‘dog’ can be read from it’s three sounds: d-o-g.
It is important to know that these are not the names of the letters as we say them in the alphabet, but the sounds these letters make.
The word ‘thing’ is made up of three sounds: th-i-ng, where pairs of letters combine to make a single sound and ‘ship’ is made up of three sounds: sh-i-p.
You can learn more about how Abbey Meadows teaches phonics here: How we teach phonics
You can access the presentation on Phonics given by the Year 1 teachers on 23rd February here

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