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Merrywood’s Needs Based Curriculum

Our Merrywood ‘Needs Based Curriculum’ has been tailored around the needs of our individual children. We place our children’s personal and social development at the very centre of everything we do, helping to create well rounded, happy children. By incorporating the National Curriculum within cross curricular, topic-based learning, our curriculum seeks to equip the children with the skills and knowledge to be successful adults in the future.

There are daily lessons in Maths, English and Reading alongside weekly carousel activities that include Science, PE, Art, Computing, Topic, Cooking, Drama, PSHE, SEMH, Music and Personal Development.

We understand the importance of emotional and social literacy in developing a child’s character.

For this reason, we follow a Social Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH) scheme of work developed by our team of therapists that seeks to empower children to take responsibility for their own mental health. Our Personal Development lessons educate children on relevant topics such as gender inequality, careers aspirations, human rights and social injustice.

We want to inspire our children to develop a love of learning, the self-belief to take risks and the confidence to achieve anything they set their mind to.