The curriculum at Swanton Abbott Primary School is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all children. We want our children to have high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and wider society and prepares them for their next stage of learning. Our curriculum provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident and successful learners ensuring key elements of academic success with creativity and problem solving, responsibility and resilience. Central to our curriculum, is the children’s well-being including their mental and physical development and the development of the whole child. The curriculum supports development of the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development through celebration of the community and surrounding area whilst broadening horizons and encouraging greater awareness of the world around them. The aim is for children to be well prepared with knowledge and skills for life in modern Britain.
Our curriculum supports our core values as we work and learn together:
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. Core concepts have been identified within subject areas and children have the opportunity to develop their understanding and make links with their learning within subjects and across subject areas throughout their time at Swanton Abbott Primary School.
Learning is organised through themed projects in Key Stage 1 and subject areas in 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 Key Stage 2 where appropriate. We are exploring how we ensure key knowledge is learned throughout and how it can be demonstrated at the conclusion of a unit of work and from year to year.
Our curriculum provides diverse and rich opportunities for children to learn and develop knowledge and a range of transferable skills.
How our values connect with our curriculum.
We have clear and concise ways of supporting respect, tolerance and inclusion
Curriculum, British Values, visits, assemblies,
Children have the opportunity to work together and form positive relationships
Friendly Families, classroom organisation, events,
There is a culture of openness and integrity within the school community
Parent Forums, open door policy,
Children have the opportunity to develop understanding, compassion and empathy for themselves and others
Curriculum, Friendly Families, assemblies, visitors, fundraising, class and whole school events
Every learner has the opportunity to challenge themselves and no ceiling is put on learning.
Curriculum, learning challenges, visits, performance, sporting events
There are clear and consistent means for celebrating success, enjoyment and appreciation of learning and the world around us.
Sharing Assemblies, Music Festival, Whole School events, sports days