Duffield Meadows Primary School

Our School Curriculum
Achieve and Enjoy
Where everyone matters and every day counts!

Curriculum Statement

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 Primary School, we aim to foster a lifelong love of learning through a varied and cross curricular approach. Our school vision together with our school motto, 'Achieve and Enjoy - where everyone matters and every day counts' is at the heart of everything we do. We want children to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and cooperate with others while at the same time developing their knowledge and skills, in order to achieve their true potential.

Our creative curriculum is based on the content-based objectives from the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum with skills being developed progressively within each year group. It incorporates the humanities, the arts, STEM and languages. Key elements of the core subjects (English and Maths) are also taught discretely along with Religious Education.


Within a stimulating, safe and caring environment we aim to:

  • Develop independent thinking, learning and an ability to question and reflect upon knowledge and experiences;

  • Provide equal opportunities for all children enabling them to gain a broad and balancedview of the world;

  • Welcome parents and the community into the life of the school, so all our children can see that we work together;

  • Encourage all children to listen and speak confidently;

  • Provide an education which adapts to new developments and technologies;

  • Promote high self esteem through the acknowledgement of individual qualities and achievements;

  • Encourage all children to participate in a wide range of extra curricular activities to further aid their skills and social development;

  • Encourage an appreciation of the environment and our cultural heritage locally and nationally.

  • Promote and embed British and SMSC values in learning opportunities.

Whole School Topic Overview

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