A new curriculum for schools was introduced by the government in 2014. On this page you will find details of the curriculum that our school uses and the content of this for each subject within each academic year group. You will also find details of phonics or reading schemes used in KS1 and details of how you can find out more about our curriculum. If you would like further information, please contact the school.
Our curriculum approach is found through our curriculum intent, equalities objectives,SEND policy and accessibility plan.
At Shrivenham CE Primary School we aim to make every day full of wonder, excitement, challenge and fun, equipping today’s children for tomorrow’s world.
Every child at Shrivenham is recognised and valued as a unique individual. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community. The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and making connections. We constantly provide opportunities for the children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. There is a high focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding (including British Values) alongside physical development, well-being and mental health. The school provides a highly inclusive environment where learners enjoy their education and pupils at all levels are helped to achieve their potential.
The school’s curriculum development is carefully designed to ensure coverage and progression. It provides pupils with memorable experiences, in addition to diverse and rich opportunities from which children can learn and develop a range of transferable skills. The children's own community, its heritage and traditions are frequently used as a starting point for engaging interest. A primary focus of our curriculum is to raise aspirations, engender a sense of personal pride in achievement, and providing a purpose and relevance for learning. Community interaction is an essential part of our curriculum and values the chance to involve and be involved. Children are given a wide range of opportunities to take an active role in events throughout the year including sporting and artistic activities. Children leave the school with a sense of belonging to a tightly knit community where they have the confidence and skills to make decisions, learn from mistakes, self-evaluate, make connections and become lifelong learners.