Curriculum Overview

At St Merryn School, developing the holistic child is of upmost importance and, with this in mind, we offer a broad and balanced, knowledge-based curriculum, which is engaging, exciting and innovative, encompassing and celebrating all curriculum areas. It stimulates our children into asking searching questions, shapes their learning and enables them to develop into independent thinkers and learners.

The community is at the heart of our teaching and learning, and topics have been selected to embrace the wider area in which we live, celebrating our rich heritage, as well as expanding the children's knowledge of events and places they wouldn't ordinarily visit or know about. We aim to ensure that our children develop the knowledge and skills they need to excel, and become creative and curious citizens, who respect and care for one another and the environment around them.

The topics have been designed to complement and build on one another with clear progression and links so that in subsequent year groups, they will be able to apply their knowledge in different contexts and gain deeper conceptual understanding. 

We are proud of our beautiful outdoor classroom and woodland areas where science and the arts come to life.

Also at the heart of St Merryn is the opportunity for every child to shine in the performing arts, through our acclaimed Christmas performances in KS1 and 2 and our Arts Night celebrations.

The school’s curriculum enables children’s learning to be real and meaningful. The opportunities that they are given enable them to develop motivation, resilience and independence; key skills for successful learners.

Please explore this section of the school website further to discover in more depth the breakdown of the content of the National Curriculum into subject and year of study.