The Art Curriculum at Cleeve Meadow School is an opportunity for students to discover a love for the techniques and processes used by artists around the world and also understand how artists convey their thoughts, feelings and messages. Our curriculum is designed to be fun but also to build skill and understanding in a range of artistic techniques including, paint, collage, print, clay and other 3D techniques.
Many students demonstrate amazing ability in Art, design, the use of colour and self expression and it is our job to harness and channel these skills so that the students are enabled to produce tangible results.
Art is also a great tool for developing fine motor skills, building coordination and training the eye to observe keenly. We also never miss a chance to use Art as a vehicle of discussion and a means of exploring issues and opinions.
Design and Technology
The Design Technology curriculum at Cleeve Meadow school covers a range of subjects including Product Design, Textiles and Food Technology. Students are able to use our new workshop facilities to manufacture the project brief outcomes and to create a variety of working prototypes. Students are also taught simple computer aided design (CAD) software which allows them to produce accurate and precise outcomes using computer aided machines such as the laser cutter and circuit maker.
At Cleeve Meadow School we aim to provide an ambitious and broad English Curriculum that offers enriching opportunities for our students to build and use knowledge and skills creatively and effectively. We want a curriculum that builds effective foundations for our young people enabling them to move into the worlds of work and further learning, education and training.
Geography is essentially about understanding the world we live in. At Cleeve Meadow our intent, when teaching geography, is to inspire in our students’ curiosity about the world and to promote interest and understanding of natural and human environments with diverse places, people and resources within.
Our curriculum is designed to encourage students to develop a greater understanding and knowledge of the Earth’s key physical and human processes, the formation and use of landscapes and environments. Geographical skills that we aim to develop throughout KS3 are transferable to other curriculum areas in order to promote spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and in celebration of cultural diversity of our school community. These include cross curricular events such as ‘Country of the Term’.
Our resources and the local area are fully utilised to achieve the desired outcomes, with extensive opportunities for learning outside the classroom embedded in practice.
In KS3 students will:
The history curriculum at Cleeve Meadow aims to promote curiosity and a thirst for learning about the past which then helps students to understand the process of change, the diversity of societies, as well as their own identity.
Our KS3 curriculum aims to provide students with opportunities to gain the knowledge and understanding of the main events in the history of Britain and that of the wider world. The content is taught in chronological blocks recommended by the National Curriculum, so that students achieve depth in their learning. We encourage development of historical skills through perceptive questioning, critical thinking and weighing evidence, in order to reach perspective and judgement. By the end of year 9, we expect our students to gain a chronological understanding of British history from the Stone Age to the present day, to enable them to draw comparisons and make connections between different time periods and their own lives.
At Cleeve Meadow we recognise the immense impact of cross curricular approach and outside of classroom learning. Therefore, we provide our students with opportunities to visit places of historical interest and we spark their enthusiasm with history-themed art and craft projects.
In KS3 students will:
At Cleeve Meadow School we aim to provide a balanced, broad and contemporary Computing curriculum that offers our students both the chance to develop skills in a variety of packages used in the real world, but also a constant focus on e-safety and communication etiquette. With the already emerging shift towards online communication becoming the norm having been exacerbated by the pandemic, it is more important than ever that our students are equipped with the knowledge of what to do and how to avoid many of the pitfalls which are now out there.
We want our students to become:
Students will be following a programme of study that introduces them to the basics of the French language through topics that they can relate to their daily life. The focus is on enjoyment and communication and the course is designed to compliment our focus on building confidence with speaking.
Students will be taught key vocabulary and phrases around topics such as:
The Cleeve Meadow is designed to echo the curriculum within a KS3 mainstream setting. Topics are however introduced at a slower pace, with plenty of opportunities to practice and review through games, quizzes and role play. The focus is on fun and learning the language through using.
Role play and activities can also be used to enhance student communication skills in general such as, tasking and answering of questions, communicating information about your likes and dislikes, practicing community activities such as shopping, taking part in sports, or meeting and greeting.
The aim of the curriculum is to work towards a visit to France where students can have the opportunity to develop their language skills and confidence and communication.
The aim of RE at Cleeve Meadow is to give students knowledge about the 6 main religions in the UK, to create tolerance and respect to people and communities different to their own, learning from and about religion, so that they can understand the world around them, as well as providing opportunities to reflect on and discuss their own ideas and beliefs about religion/ faith.
RE plays an important role in promoting social awareness and understanding in our students. We encourage students to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.
The schemes are taken and adapted from the Bexley Agreed syllabus, boh ks2 and ks3 - this means the students gain a good ground knowledge of the beliefs and practices of the 6 religions, as well as looking in more depth at specific characteristics and practices of the religions, as well as looking at how the faith impacts on a believer's life in the UK.
The schemes are designed to encourage students to carry out investigations and research into the religions and topics covered, which supports them to develop independent learning strategies and to take responsibility for their own learning.
Students will have the opportunity in Science to learn about the fundamental building blocks of life and the universe through studying different aspects of Biology, Chemistry and Physics throughout key stages 3 and 4.
The Science curriculum aims to give all pupils a strong understanding of the world around them whilst acquiring specific skills and knowledge to help them think scientifically, gain an understanding of scientific processes and also an understanding of the uses and implications of Science today and in the future.
We want our pupils to develop an understanding of natural phenomena and to stimulate their curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way they do.
Through the Science curriculum we want pupils at Cleeve Meadow:
Art programme of Study
DT Programme of Study
English Programme of Study
Geography Programme of Study
History Programme of Study
ICT Programme of Study
MFL Programme of Study
Music Programme of Study
RE Programme of Study
Science Programme of Study