Meadowbank School is unique in that the majority of the work we do relates to the development of pupils' speech, language and communication difficulties. Teaching staff work closely with Speech and Language Therapists to develop programmes to help pupils develop key 'communication chain' skills, e.g. understanding words and articulating sounds.
The curriculum is specifically tailored to meet the very individual needs of the pupils. As a framework we adopt a Foundation Phase approach which looks very different depending on the cohort of the pupils in the class. The six areas of learning are as follows; 'Personal and Social Development, Well-Being and Cultural Diversity', 'Language, Literacy and Communication', 'Mathematical Development', 'Knowledge and Understanding of the World', 'Creative Development' and 'Physical Development'.
Literacy and numeracy are the key skills that we consider to be most important in a child's educational development hence the curriculum is very literacy and numeracy oriented. As we work throughout the year pupils will encounter different 'Contexts for Learning' (for example; Dinosaur Days, Under the Sea, Cawl and Curry and Vile Victorians) which incorporate all areas of learning. However, the starting point in all 'Contexts for Learning' will be literacy and numeracy so when Dosbarth Coch have Springwatch, they are likely to read big books such as Tadpole and Frog and measure the various plants and vegetables in their garden. Hence learning is 'in context' which is vitally important.
Have a look at the pictures below to see some the activities we do at Meadowbank School.
If you have any questions/queries about any aspect of the curriculum please feel free to contact the school and speak to the Deputy Headteacher!
Personal and Social Development, Well-Being and Cultural Diversity
Promoting Alternative Thinking Strategies (PATHS)
Language, Literacy and Communication
Knowledge and Understanding of the World
Dosbarth Oren Animation