The Meadows  uses a range of schemes to support learning. These schemes are adapted within each class to suit individual needs. For more information regarding the schemes we use, click the links below. Should you have any queries or comments, please mention them to a member of staff.

In both key stages, the following schemes are used:

Maths: Power Maths

English: Active Learn Primary 

Science: Connect Collins

Music: Music Express

KS1 and EYFS

Phonics: Bug Club

Reading: Oxford Reading Tree, Phonics Bug


French: Language Angels


Recently at The Meadows, we have invested a considerable amount money ensuring that we have a range of resources to support the children’s learning and development of conceptual understanding in Mathematics. The main resource we have purchased is Numicon.

Numicon is a range of multi-sensory maths resources using imagery, models and signs to raise mathematical achievement.

These resources help children to develop fluency by using a visual, practical base to develop conceptual understanding and fluent recall.

Furthermore, it helps children to reason mathematically through the use of concrete objects and spoken language to explain and justify.

It will also help children to develop into confident problem-solvers since it provides them with visual a stimulus to support their reasoning communication.

Finally, Numicon can help us make confident and competent Mathematicians, as well as making learning fun and interactive.

Here are some of the important Numicon resources which are used during the course of our lessons in Reception and Key Stage 1:

For more information about Numicon, please click on the link below which will take you to their website.

Also, a Numicon family workshop will be run in November so keep an eye out for more information which will be released soon.

Mrs Kuffour

With the changes in the curriculum, greater emphasise has now been placed on presentation, the formation of letters and joined handwriting. Where as previously this skill would not have been as important as others, all skills within Writing have equal weighting. This term we have purchased a new handwriting scheme that can also be accessed at home on tablets. This is a great resource for the children to use to practise these skills. Not only can they practise on their tablets, but there is also the option to print out extra resources so they can work on paper. 

One of the biggest change within the policy is the fact that the children are now expected to join their descending letters and to use lead-in lines. An example can be found below:

As you can see from the example, we no longer have break letters when using lowercase. As before, the children do not join capital letters.

A letter has been sent out to all parents on how to access this at home. If you are unsure or have any questions, please contact a member of staff.