Curriculum offer for ‘My Thinking’

At The Meadows, our aim is to provide a curriculum that accommodates and supports the needs of our students so that they have the basic functional skills to be able to participate in the wider community and be prepared for adult life.

This bubble includes elements of Numeracy (Maths) and Science.

Pre-formal:

The pre-formal pathway in Key stage 3 is taught in a largely cross-curricular format. Elements of Numeracy and Science are covered through exposure and experience to a range of multisensory experiences, objects and stimuli, which will cover the following areas of Science: Materials, Physical processes and life processes.  Students will have opportunities to respond and communicate their preferences and make choices.

In Key stage 4, this will include units for ASDAN PPU 1-4. In addition to this, students following this pathway will take part in three Science theme days, which will cover the following areas of Science: Materials, Physical processes and life processes in which are taught through a range of multisensory experiences, objects and stimuli.  

In Key Stage 5 students will work towards accreditation in ASDAN Life Skills Challenge at WTE level. 

Semi Formal:

The semi-formal pathway in Key stage 3 will include discrete Numeracy lessons.  Students are exposed to a daily diet of activities that will cover the following areas of Numeracy: Number, Geometry, Addition and Measure, selected according to individual need. Students following this pathway will also have  discrete science lessons, which will cover the following areas of Science: Materials, Physical processes and life processes.

In Key stage 4, Numeracy is delivered through units of work from ASDAN PPU 5-10. In addition to this, students following this pathway will take part in three Science theme days, which will cover the following areas of Science: Materials, Physical processes and life processes.

In Key Stage 5, Numeracy and Science are delivered through units of work from accreditation in ASDAN Life Skills Challenge at Entry Level 1. 

Formal:

The formal pathway in Key stage 3 for Numeracy will include students completing units of work covering the following four areas Geometry, Number and place value, Number and Operations and Measure.  Additionally, students following this pathway will also have discrete science lessons, which will cover the following areas of Science: Materials, Physical processes and life processes.

In Key stage 4, Numeracy is delivered through units of work from OCR Entry Level 2/3 Life and Living Skills as well as through daily Numeracy lessons.  Students following this pathway will take part in three Science theme days, which will cover the following areas of Science: Materials, Physical processes and life processes.

Students in Key Stage 5 will work towards accreditation in in ASDAN Life Skills Challenge at Entry Level 2 Entry 2/3 for Numeracy and Science.

 

In addition to this, students across all pathways are exposed to Numeracy and Science as part of whole school enterprise and STEM challenges and through the cross-curricular elements of other Bubble areas.

Stewart Harris

stewart.harris@themeadows.sandwell.sch.uk