All the teaching staff at Meon Infant School are working with Meon Junior and Moorings Way Infant School colleagues to identify how our curriculum will meet the needs of our children across the three schools.
We believe it is important to plan the learning journey of the children from Year R to Year 6. As an Infant school our education helps teach students the skills and knowledge they will need to continue to develop at our Junior school. This is vitally important. As three schools, we have worked together to produce a joint intention of what we want the children to learn.
By the time children leave Year 2, they will have a firm understanding of how their body works and moves. They will be able to control movements through development of agility, balance and co-ordination within gymnastics, dance, games and swimming. They will get to experience a competitive environment in which they will develop social skills and gain an appreciation for a healthy lifestyle. This will help them in their journey to find their place in the world.
We make sure every child gets 2 hours of physical activity per week and this consists of Games, Athletics, Dance, Gymnastics and ‘Active play’ for our youngest children in year R. Active play sessions take place in the playground, where the year R children have use of bikes, trikes, ball games, skipping ropes, hoops etc, these are guided by staff and it gives them a good opportunity to observe and scaffold the children’s abilities.
By the time children leave Year 6, they will be able to apply movements in isolation and combination to a range of physical activities. They will become competent in gymnastics and athletics through the development of a number of physical attributes. They will be introduced to various competitive game, understanding the unique rules and how to critique their own and peers’ performance in each sport. The above coupled with opportunities to experience outdoor activity will help them on their journey to find their place in the world.