The Curriculum at East Meon CE Primary School
We believe the curriculum should engage children and provide opportunities through which they can apply attitudes, skills and knowledge to new situations and extend their understanding.
The curriculum at East Meon CE Primary School stimulates, motivates and challenges our pupils to achieve their best. We aim to create conscientious, independent learners who are confident in their own beliefs and are always respectful of the views of others. We aim to develop resilient learners who are proud of themselves, recognise their achievements and are supportive of others’ success.
We believe in providing children with inspiring and engaging learning opportunities beyond the classroom, using our unique location and community as a resource to support learning and bring learning to life in real-life contexts. We recognise the rural nature of East Meon CE Primary School and aim to give children learning experiences through our curriculum that celebrate and include our immediate environment and surroundings as well as learning in contrasting locations. By adding depth to the curriculum with engaging and memorable experiences, we strive to create learners who are motivated, engaged and take responsibility for their learning journey. Our curriculum map follows a two year rotation in order to take into account vertically grouped classes.
At East Meon CE Primary School, we use Philosophy for Children (P4C) as an engaging tool for deepening children’s thinking, enhancing speaking and listening skills and developing rational and reasonable pupil voice. P4C fosters a community approach to a spoken enquiry which enables all children to participate in a respectful and safe environment where everyone’s opinion will be valued. P4C provides the opportunity for children to develop a greater understanding of our Christian values of Love, Courage and Hope and underpins the Christian ethos of our church school.