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Curriculum Subject Maps
KS3

Art

Art

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.

Art Programme of Study

 

Design and Technology

Tech

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.

DT Programme of Study

 

English

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.

English Programme of Study

Geography

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:

  • learn their place in the world (local to  global)
  • learn geographical skills (e.g. navigation/cartographical skills, data collection, non-fiction reading skills, etc.) important to succeed in other areas of the curriculum  (e.g. DoE)
  • learn about the interdependence between (and within) physical and human geography.
  • learn about the importance of physical landscape in shaping human history
  • develop the awareness, understanding (empathy) and appreciation of different cultures in order to become more accepting and culturally aware.
  • learn about the importance of culture and one’s identity in the diverse British society (and in the increasingly global world)
  • develop the awareness of the global issues (sustainability, climate change) and current events

Geography Programme of Study

History

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:

  • become more confident in their own opinions
  • learn to make well supported judgements and express them articulately
  • learn historical skills (e.g. non-fiction reading and writing skills, critical analysis, prioritising and evaluating evidence, chronology and sequencing, abstract thinking, etc.) important to succeed in other areas of the curriculum
  • learn how history has made the world the way it is today
  • learn about the importance of physical landscape in shaping human history
  • learn about the British Empire and links to multicultural issues
  • develop the awareness, understanding (empathy) and appreciation of different cultures; become more accepting and culturally aware

History Programme of Study

ICT

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:

  • Confident users of real-world IT packages (Google Suite, Microsoft Office) which they will encounter throughout their future adult lives.
  • Experienced practicioners in making video calls, using email correctly and recognising negative behaviour and potential scams online
  • Enthusiastic about using technology for creative and entertainment purposes (designing graphics and coding small games)

ICT Programme of Study Year 7

ICT Programme of Study Year 8

ICT Programme of Study Year 9

MFL

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:

  • Themselves
  • Families
  • Likes Dislikes
  • Food
  • Travel
  • Hobbies and pastimes

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.

MFL Programme of Study

Music

  • A curriculum that equips all students with the key musical skills of listening, performing and composing
  • A curriculum that broadens students’ musical horizons introducing a diverse range of music from the western classical tradition, world music and popular styles. 
  • A curriculum that teaches students to show respect for the views and beliefs of others.

Music Programme of Study

RE

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. 

RE Programme of Study

Science

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:

  • to develop and interest and curiosity in the world around them 
  • to develop critical thinking and problem solving skills 
  • to learn to make observations and draw conclusions from them 
  • to build confidence and build a sense of their place and responsibilities in the world 
  • to develop practical skills 
  • to be able to pose questions, plan and test out theories 
  • to make independent and well founded decisions 

Science Scheme of Learning Year 7

Science Scheme of Learning Year 8

Science Scheme of Learning Year 9

KS4

This page is currently under construction (October 21)

 

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