Curriculum Overview

Our school provides for children from the age of 3 to 11. We have :
Maintained Nursery Class (3 year olds)
Foundation Stage : Reception
Key Stage 1 : Years 1 & 2
Key Stage 2 : Years 3 - 6

Our school provides a varied and balanced curriculum which is in line with the National Curriculum. All children from Nursery through to Reception follow the early years curriculum. All children in Key stage 1 and 2 follow programmes of study in the five core subjects: Maths, English, Science, Information Technology and Religious Education. The other subject areas are the Foundation Subjects and include Design Technology, Geography, History, Music, Art, Physical Education and French. We believe that all pupils should enjoy access to a wide range of educational experiences in order to develop emotionally, intellectually, socially, spiritually and physically to their full potential. As a school we are always striving to help every child attain the highest standards in all areas of school life. If you would like more details regarding the Primary National Curriculum please see the file at the bottom of this page. 

We aim to help our children, with the co-operation of their parents, to develop into happy and confident individuals with a secure foundation in learning that will last throughout their lives. We want to develop lively and enquiring minds through knowledge with understanding. We are keen to establish a command of the subjects contained in the National Curriculum. To value and understand religious and moral beliefs of different groups. We want to develop a respect for the views of others and to be able to understand something of the world in which we live with regard for our mutual dependence on others as individuals, groups and nations.

We try to do this by providing...

A school environment in which they can enjoy developing their mental and physical abilities. We want to provide whole school and individual staff professional development which ensures the highest quality of teaching and learning. To be able to provide opportunities to work with other children and adults in a friendly atmosphere and so develop social skills in co-operating with each other.

Our curriculum includes not only the formal programme of lessons, but the 'informal' programme of extra curricular activities as well as the features which produce the school's ethos, such as equality of opportunity, the values shown in the way the school sets about its task and the way in which it is organised and managed.

The National Curriculum provides a necessary framework and ensures continuity throughout the child's school life. The curriculum detail forms the most important element in the School Improvement Plan which in turn covers all aspects of school life.

Our teaching is child-centred in that our pupils are central to all our planning. We have high expectations of our children. They have already learned a great deal so that we start with what is familiar and, using practical activities wherever possible, extend this knowledge. We aim to interest the children, even excite them, with a "Shavington Creative Curriculum" so that they want to learn and enjoy their new skills. Success is a firm foundation for future learning and we show our appreciation of their successes.

Each year groups website page is full of information regarding the topics and learning focuses the children are working on.

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