Curriculum Information

Merrydale Junior Curriculum Statement 2023-24

Our curriculum aims to:

  • develop independent, resilient learners;
  • develop depth in understanding;
  • foster a love of learning;
  • meet children’s individual needs;
  • and provide opportunities for cross-curricular work.


Our whole-school English strategy is designed to support students with the literacy skills they need to be successful right across the curriculum. Our Reading and Writing policies exemplify the different strategies that we use in school.

The documents below provides a more detailed look at our Reading and Writing policies:


Mathematics is a tool for everyday life and a way of viewing and making sense of the world. It is used to analyse and communicate information and ideas and to tackle a range of practical tasks and real life problems. Each child takes part in a daily Maths lesson where new skills are taught and developed. It is our aim to develop pupils’ mental and written fluency, competence and confidence in mathematical knowledge and skills so they are equipped for secondary school. Our maths curriculum teaches children to: solve problems by reasoning and thinking logically; working systematically and accurately; communicate using mathematical vocabulary and apply mathematics in real life.

We aim for all children at Merrydale to have a positive attitude towards mathematics which will support them in using and applying their skills across the curriculum, for example: data handling in Science and measures in Geography. We want all pupils to have the abilities needed to work both independently and in cooperation with others whilst developing their understanding of mathematics.

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