At Merryhills, we want our children to become active, independent learners and offer a rich and differentiated curriculum that will enable every child to reach their potential. We provide a wide range of activities that will ensure educational development and provide opportunities for all pupils, including our most able and those with special educational needs, to challenge themselves and make decisions about their learning. Wherever possible the curriculum is supported by educational trips and visits and each year group will participate in at least two trips per year. Making use of local public transport facilities means that the cost of trips can be kept to a minimum and the benefits of offsite learning can be even greater.
Spanish is taught in years 1 – 6.
Homework, which includes home-reading, is linked to learning that is taking place in lessons. It helps to extend or reinforce concepts taught in school, develop children’s organisational skills and encourage them to become independant and self-motivated learners.
There are many lunchtime activites and after school clubs for the children to enjoy. Details about these clubs are sent out to the relevant year groups and parents/carers must give their permission before a child can attend an after school club. there are currently clubs for football, netball, rugby, cricket, rounders, dance, art, choir and music.
The subjects covered by the National Curriculum are:
- ICT (Information and Communication Technology)
- Design and Technology
- PE (Physical Education)
- RE (Religious Education)
- PSHE (Personal Social and Health Education) including Citizenship