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At Meppershall Church of England Academy, our aim is to make learning irresistible so that each child develops not only the skills and knowledge needed for the next stage of their learning journey but also establishes a love of learning for life. 

Our Reception class follow the Early Years Foundation Stage  ( EYFS) curriculum guidelines, 

This is taught through topics and a play based curriculum which covers different areas of learning, such as Communication and Language, Personal Social and Emotional Development and Physical Development,  as well as Literacy, Maths, Understanding the World and Creative Arts. The children enjoy learning activities both indoors and outdoors, and we aim to provide a balance of  child-led learning and carefully structured class, group or individual taught activities.

The rest of the school follow the National Curriculum 2014 programmes of study:

 Year 1 and Year 2 follow the Key Stage One (KS1).

 Year 3 and Year 4 follow the first two years of the Key Stage Two (KS2) curriculum with us, before moving on to complete the last two years of Key Stage 2 (Year 5 and Year 6) in a middle school setting.

A guide for parents can be found at the link below:

We teach phonics through the Letters and Sounds programme. It provides a very clear progression and secure foundation for early reading and writing. Children in early years and KS1 have a daily phonics session and KS2 children have daily spelling sessions.

Much of our curriculum, Geography, History, Art and Design Technology, is taught through exciting and enriching learning activities organised into topics. The topics are  planned on a two year rolling programme, designed to provide opportunities for independent research as well as group tasks for team building skills. Each topic is launched with a Stunning Start activity - an engaging experience which immerses the children in the topic and begins to introduce relevant vocabulary and concepts. Trips to relevant, nearby places of interest along with a variety of visitors to the school are vital to our curriculum offer. This approach means children are exposed to a wide range of exciting and memorable learning experiences.

Other subjects - English, Mathematics, Science, Computing RE, PE, Music and French- are taught as discrete subjects. The children then use and apply the knowledge and skills from these to their topic based learning where relevant. 


Please click on the items below to see


 Year R Overview for the year 

 Year R Overview for the year 2019-20


   KS1&2 Curriculum Overviews

Autumn 2019

Year 1 Overview  Autumn 2019

Year 2 Overview Autumn  2019

Year 3 Overview Autumn  2019

Year 4 Overview Autumn  2019

Spring 2020

Year R Overview Spring 2020

Year 1 Overview Spring 2020

Year 2 Overview Spring 2020

Year 3 Overview Spring 2020

Year 4 Overview Spring 2020



Year R Curriculum Overview for the year

Year R Overview for year 2018-19

Curriculum Overviews 

Autumn 2018

Year R Overview Autumn 2018

Year 1 Overview Autumn 2018

Year 2 Overview Autumn 2018

Year 3 Overview Autumn 2018

Year 4 Overview Autumn 2018


Spring 2019 Curriculum Overviews 

Year R Overview Spring 2019

Year 1 Overview  Spring 2019

Year 2 Overview Spring 2019

Year 3 Overview Spring 2019

Year 4 Overview Spring 2019


Summer 2019 Curriculum Overview 

Year R Overview Summer 2019

Year 1 Overview  Summer 2019

Year 2 Overview Summer 2019

Year 3 Overview Summer 2019

Year 4 Overview Summer 2019