Meppershall C of E VA Lower School

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At Meppershall Church of England Academy we have developed our whole curriculum with the aim of developing a love of learning in every child. To this end we deliver a creative curriculum, with learning intentions drawn from the new National Curriculum, supported by a program of exciting and enriching learning activities.

EYFS             Our Reception class makes up the Early Years Foundation Stage  

Key Stage 1   Year One and Two children undertake the Key Stage One programme of study. 

Key Stage 2   Year Three and Four children move into Key Stage Two where they study  the first two years of the Key Stage 2 curriculum, before moving on to complete the last two years (Year 5 and 6) Key Stage 2 in a middle school setting. 

The Creative Curriculum gives those opportunities for independent research, group tasks designed to build team building skills and the use of ICT equipment including tablet technology, to make learning relevant and fun. Whilst most subjects are covered by this approach we still teach Mathematics, PE and French as discrete subjects and the children may then use and apply this knowledge to their topic based learning.

Our Creative Curriculum is based on a two year rolling project grid which is evaluated and revised by the teaching staff to ensure that our coverage of the National Curriculum objectives is both broad and balanced. We also follow the Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education agreed by the Diocese of St. Albans with Luton, Bedford Borough and Central Bedfordshire.

Our current topic grid for Early Years, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2


Early Years



Autumn Term

 Magical Me



Mess, Muck and Mixture


USA Road Trip

Spring Term

Where does the snow go?

Do Dragons Exsist?

The Enchanted Woodland

Wriggle and Crawl

1066 and All That


Summer Term

 How many colours in the rainbow?

Am I the fastest?


Beat band boogie


The Blue Abyss


An exciting stimulating themed curriculum for all

We follow the EYFS curriculum guidelines and have chosen to follow the New National Curriculum  (from September 2014) and have developed new topics and new standalone lessons to ensure this curriculum is met as the year progresses. Guidance is available in detail on GOV.UK. 


Stages of learning

In the Early Years the whole curriculum is planned around Prime areas and Specific areas. The Prime areas are Communication and Language, Personal Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development. Specific areas include the Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Creative Arts. These areas are planned around a play based curriculum .The children enjoy high levels of independence in their learning alongside carefully structured and targeted class, group or individually based teaching activities.

In Years 1 to 4 we offer some standalone subjects which are taught specifically, and then there are a series of topics through the year in which some subjects can be linked together creatively. This enables us to offer a range of exciting opportunities to learn about a place, a period in time or a location. 

Trips, visitors and visits are a key part of our curriculum and are linked to every theme where appropriate to enliven and add to the learning experiences. 

Please click here for further details of How children Learn at Meppershall CE Academy.