Curriculum Subject Progression Maps

Below you will find information about the subjects that are taught at Meadow Primary School.

In each area you will find the Subject Progression Map showing the skills and knowledge from the EYFS to Year 6. 

The Subject Progression Maps also show the expected end points for each year group. 


In Art, children will:

  • Produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences.
  • Become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques.
  • Evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design.
  • Know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the historical and cultural development of their art forms.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map Art


In Computing, children will develop understanding of:

  • Computer science;
  • Information technology;
  • Digital literacy.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map Computing

Design and Technology

In Design and Technology, children will:

  • Develop the creative, technical and practical expertise needed to perform everyday tasks confidently and to participate successfully in an increasingly technological world.
  • Build and apply a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products for a wide range of users.
  • Critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
  • Understand and apply the principles of nutrition and learn how to cook.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map DT


In Geography, children will develop:

  • Locational knowledge;
  • Place knowledge;
  • Human and physical Geography;
  • Geography skills and fieldwork.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map Geography


In History, children will develop:

  • Chronological understanding;
  • A range and depth of historical knowledge;
  • Historical enquiry;
  • Organisation and communication.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map History


In Maths, children will:

  • Become fluent in the fundamentals of mathematics, including through varied and frequent practice with increasingly complex problems over time, so that children’s develop conceptual understanding and the ability to recall and apply knowledge rapidly and accurately.
  • Reason mathematically by following a line of enquiry, conjecturing relationships and generalisations, and developing an argument, justification or proof using mathematical language.
  • Can solve problems by applying their mathematics to a variety of routine and non-routine problems with increasing sophistication, including breaking down problems into a series of simpler steps and persevering in seeking solutions.

Power maths

At Meadow Primary School we use Power Maths from the EYFS to Year 6.

Power Maths is a whole-class mastery programme designed to spark curiosity and excitement and help to nurture confidence in maths. Perfectly aligned to the White Rose Maths progressions and schemes of learning, it’s written specifically for UK classrooms by leading mastery experts, and is recommended by the DfE.

Click here to find out more.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map Maths


In Music, children will:

  • Perform, listen to, review and evaluate music across a range of historical periods, genres, styles and traditions, including the works of the great composers and musicians.
  • Learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence.
  • Understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.

At Meadow Primary School we use 'Charanga', which is a digital resource to support the teaching and leanring of Music.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map Music


To support the teaching of Personal, Social, Health Education, we use SCARF (Safety, Caring, Achievement, Resilience and Friendship) to develop children’s learning  in the following areas:

  • Valuing difference
  • Keeping myself safe
  • Right and responsibilities
  • Being my best
  • Growing and changing

Meadow Primary School Progression Map PSHE

Physical Education

In Physical Education, children will:

  • Develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities.
  • Are physically active for sustained periods of time.
  • Engage in competitive sports and activities.
  • Lead healthy, active lives.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map PE


Early Reading:

We follow Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Systematic Synthetic Phonics programme (SSP) in the Early Years Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1.

Little Wandle Letters and Sounds

Meadow Primary School Progression Map Phonics

The programmes of study for Reading at Key Stages 1 and 2 consist of two dimensions:

  • Word reading;
  • Comprehension (both listening and reading).

It is essential that teaching focuses on developing childrens’ competence in both dimensions; different kinds of teaching are needed for each. Skilled word reading involves both the speedy working out of the pronunciation of unfamiliar printed words (decoding) and the speedy recognition of familiar printed words.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map Reading

Religious Education

Religious Education provokes challenging questions about the meaning and purpose of life, beliefs, the self, issues of right and wrong, and what it means to be human. It develops children’s’ knowledge and understanding of all religions, and religious traditions that examine these questions, fostering personal reflection and spiritual development. Religious Education focuses on the development of:

  • SMSC (Spiritual, Moral, Social, Cultural Education);
  • Personal well-being;
  • Community cohesion.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map RE & Collective Worship


In Science, children will:

  • Develop scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.
  • Develop understanding of the nature, processes and methods of science through different types of science enquiries that help them to answer scientific questions about the world around them.
  • Are equipped with the scientific knowledge required to understand the uses and implications of science, today and for the future.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map Science


In Spanish, children will:

  • Understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources.
  • Speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation.
  • Can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt.
  • Discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

At Meadow Primary School we use 'Languagenut', which is a digital language resource to support the teaching and learning of Spanish.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map MFL Spanish


In Writing, it is essential that teaching develops children’s’ competence in these dimensions:

  • Transcription.
  • Composition.


  • How to plan, revise and evaluate their writing.
  • Clarity, awareness of the audience, purpose and context, and an increasingly wide knowledge of vocabulary and grammar.
  • Fluent, legible and, eventually, speedy handwriting.

SPAG (Spelling, Punctuation and Grammar)

Children should be taught to control their speaking and writing consciously and to use Standard English. They should be taught to use the elements of spelling, grammar, punctuation and ‘language about language’.

Meadow Primary School Progression Map Writing

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