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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.

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At Shrivenham C of E Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum (Revised 2014). Each year group uses a cross curricular approach to learning through a range of topics on a two year cycle. The skills, knowledge and understanding for each year group, outlined in the National Curriculum is incorporated into the Faringdon Academy (to which we belong) and the school's own schemes of work in each subject. Our Teachers then plan a programme of learning for the children each term.


The 2 year Topic cycle is subject to continuous review and topics may be amended or changed (for example where children have been educated in a cross phase Y2/3 or Y4/5 class at any time).

If you require more detail for each term's topic please speak to the class teacher.


In Reception and KS1 the phonics scheme we follow is 'Letters and Sounds' with phases 2 & 3 covered in Reception, Phase 4 & 5 covered in Year 1 and Phase 6 covered in Year 2. In 2015 79% of year 1 Pupils at Shrivenham achieved the required standard in the national Phonics screening test and 100% of those retaking in year 2 also achieved the required standard. This is above the National Average.

When children begin Reading in Reception and throughout KS1 they will take a school Reading book home which has been book banded into a colour beginning with 'pink' level and progressing through the colours up to 'lime' level after which they become a 'black' level or free reader. Our school book bands include books from the Oxford Reading Tree and a variety of other recognised schemes and well known authors.


School policies for English and Maths can be found on the Policies website page and further details can be requested by contacting the school office.