Swanton Abbott Primary School Curriculum
The curriculum at Swanton Abbott Primary School provides a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all our children. Our children will enjoy learning, have high aspirations and a sense of personal pride in their achievements. The curriculum provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners ensuring key elements of academic success with creativity, problem solving, responsibility and resilience. Central to our curriculum, is the development of the whole child including their mental and physical well-being. The curriculum supports development of the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural awareness; enabling them to be proud of the richness and value of their surrounding area whilst also broadening horizons and encouraging global awareness. The aim is for children to be well prepared with knowledge and skills for their next stage of learning and to embrace opportunities as active citizens in modern Britain.
Our curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the children in our school. Children have the opportunity to develop their knowledge and make links with their learning within subjects and across subject areas throughout their time at Swanton Abbott Primary School.
The school has mixed age classes through Key Stage 1 and 2 and the curriculum is organised in a two-year rolling programme that sets out units of learning in each National Curriculum subject. These units of learning, are identified and structured by subject leaders. In each unit, ambitious and key vocabulary is highlighted and important concepts and cross-curricular links can be woven in to support planning. The school uses local and national schemes of learning to support the curriculum offer.
Learning is organised in subject areas in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2, fostering each child’s curiosity and interest and enabling the achievement of in-depth knowledge and skills. Opportunities to link subject areas occur throughout where appropriate. We are exploring how we ensure key knowledge is embedded and how it can be demonstrated at the conclusion of a unit of work as well as from year to year.
The needs of individual children are met within the environment of high quality first wave teaching, supported by targeted interventions where appropriate.
Our curriculum provides diverse and rich opportunities for children to learn and develop knowledge and a range of transferable skills.