Here you will find details of the Mellers curriculum, which outlines the knowledge and skills that we expect children to know and be able to use during their Mellers journey. Their knowledge, skills and understanding develop and build year on year, until they’re ready for the next step of their learning journey into secondary education, college, university and from there into a fulfilling career. In order to maximise opportunities for learning, teachers use interesting, relevant themes and reading materials to promote a buzz for learning in all curriculum areas, supported by a wide and exciting range of visits and residential visits. Our commitment to enrichment shines through, and our pupils become accomplished brass musicians, are able to swim at least 25m (often substantially more) by the time they leave us for secondary school, and have a deep love of learning, thirst for knowledge and respect for each other.
Maths is taught according to the principles of mastery, and we use a combination of Maths No Problem and White Rose schemes. We use The Power of Reading, Rainbow Grammar, Fluency Project to support the teaching of English, and Letters and Sounds to support phonics teaching.
We’re currently reviewing our curriculum model, working with staff, pupils, parents and governors to establish a curriculum that matches our aspirations, aims and vision for our community, and which embraces the unique and extraordinary quality of our school. The whole school team took part in a city wide INSET day on 20th September 2019, organised by Mellers and led by Tom Sherrington, who was incredibly inspiring, and scaffolded the day carefully to support our knowledge and understand of the pedagogy of curricula and schema. As we develop each area, it will be uploaded here.