What does your child learn at school each day?
Meadow View Farm School is set within 7 acres of beautiful Leicestershire countryside with a small working farm, allotment area and forest area. We utilise these spaces daily and they are an integral and important part of the school day.
The children arrive at school, settle in class, and then share breakfast together in the 'country home' style dining room. Following this, the children take part in farm jobs- taking responsibilities for the animals' welfare and animal husbandry. Throughout the school day, the children take part in learning sessions underpinned by the Primary National Curriculum. The package we offer our pupils alongside the thematic curriculum is bespoke and personalised to meet each child's needs. Developing emotional intelligence and an emotional literacy as well as developing pro-social behaviours is something that is also embedded within our school ethos.
Alongside the great stuff that happens within the classroom and on the farm, our children have the opportunity to access swimming lessons, forest schools, music lessons plus a fantastic range of enrichment activities and trips such as: visiting religious places of worship, visiting Bosworth Battle Field, theatre trips, park and cafe trips to name but a few examples.
Below you will find our thematic, whole school yearly curriculum maps. If you require any further information, please don't hesitate to contact us.
We believe that our children deserve and need us to provide more than just the National Curriculum. Life has so much more to offer and our children have so much more to learn and experience. With this in mind we worked as a collective staff to prioritise the things we wanted our children to experience during their time with us . We use these 'drivers' to underpin the development work we undertake in all areas of school life and to ensure our curriculum offer is enriched and personalised to our children and their families.
By incorporating enterprise into education, a focus can be put on helping students develop entrepreneurial, life and employment skills to prepare them for life beyond school. We believe that it is important to promote and develop academic and systematic skills but also value the need to promote personal attributes which will allow our students to engage and interact effectively and harmoniously with others.
Teaching children about ecology and the environment will teach them lessons they will take through the rest of their life. If children learn to respect and care for the world they live in and the wildlife within it from a young age they will help to preserve it for the next generation. They will become advocates for protecting nature.
We want to enhance and enrich our children’s understanding of their local and wider environment by providing opportunities for learning
within and beyond the classroom. We will aim to develop an attitude of care and respect, where children understand how actions and decisions impact upon the world. The farm environment, allotment and forest school provide invaluable opportunities for the children and staff to learn and engage with the outdoors, explore and take responsibility for their immediate environment and the plants and animals within it.