Duffield Meadows Primary School

Our School Curriculum

Achieve and Enjoy!

We have developed a rich and inspiring curriculum which harnesses a holistic approach to learning and the development of attitudes, skills and knowledge to prepare the children for the diverse world of today and tomorrow. Through creative challenges and opportunities, our curriculum embeds resilience, empathy, communication and team work, leading to a love of learning. 


At Duffield Meadows, our creative curriculum ensures full pupil entitlement to the National Curriculum. Moreover, learning is enhanced through an enquiry-led model and frequent enrichment opportunities. Hence, our pupil engagement is high and there is a real buzz and positive attitudes to learning when walking into classrooms!
The focus on making learning relevant and meaningful incorporates practical experiences for our children, using both the local environment and further afield. Teachers plan a memorable experience (hook) to kick-start each unit of work. This may be an educational visit, a visiting speaker or an immersion day where children discover and explore their new learning. They showcase their work in different ways to a wide range of audiences towards the end of a unit.
Our curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our new curriculum is delivered through imaginative units of work which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children's learning.





We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging and meaningful contexts.Our new curriculum provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that requires children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.

We use our evaluations and assessments to continually update our curriculum maps, ensuring breadth and balance. We use a wide range of resources such as First News to ensure that our children are kept up to date with current local and global news as part of their social, moral, spiritual and cultural development. We endeavour to create opportunities for enterprise and ingenuity to prepare children for the 21st century and we embrace opportunities to involve members of our school and local community in this process.

Primary National Curriculum

Coming soon...copies of our Spring Term Overviews

All of these studies are brought to life through trips, visitors, workshops, productions, 'hands-on' activities, drama, ICT, homework and local links to our community.