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Our Curriculum Plan

At Shavington Primary our curriculum focuses on celebrating and developing individuality. We provide opportunities for all to achieve their full potential as lifelong learners.

What do we intend pupils to learn?

At Shavington Primary School we believe that to be an effective learner we need to develop 4 key skills: resilience, resourcefulness, reflectiveness and reciprocity (often referred to as teamwork). Our curriculum is designed to develop these skills and for ease of use we represent them using 4 animals.

We refer to these skills as our learning muscles. Our broad and balanced curriculum supports the development of skills in each of these areas. Cultivating these skills equips our children to be lifelong learners.

How do we implement this?

Each year group has a termly or half termly topic focus often based on a text being used in English lessons. From this topic springboard the key skills for each specific subject are often taught. Some subject areas are taught discretely if they don't fit into the topics being studied. Over the course of the year all subject areas will be covered. All the objectives in the National Curriculum are covered over the course of each Key Stage with frequent opportunities for revisiting key learning.

How do we measure the impact our curriculum has?

Each area of the curriculum is overseen by a curriculum leader. They have an understanding of how the subject is delivered across the whole school. Staff work in small teams to review subject coverage and senior staff within each team monitor the impact that teaching is having.

Children complete regular assessments in core subjects throughout the year.

When children leave our school at the end of Year 6 they are ready to progress on to high school. They are equipped with knowledge and skills that enable them to enjoy their learning and work through challenges.


Early Years Curriculum 

In our Reception classes, which is the Foundation Stage, the children work towards the Early Learning Goals. Structured play and hands on experiences introduce the children to the six areas of learning.

These are:

• Personal, Social and Emotional Development

• Physical Development,

• Communication and Language,

• Literacy,

• Mathematics,

• Understanding the World,

• Expressive Arts and Design

Key Stage 1 and 2 Curriculum

In Years 1 to 6 the school follows the National Curriculum guidelines, providing a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum.

The 2014 National Curriculum includes the following foundation subjects:

  • Art
  • Design and Technology
  • Physical Education
  • Music
  • History
  • Geography
  • Citizenship 
  • Languages 

The core subjects are:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing 
  • Religious Education 


Page Downloads Date  
Yr1 Long Term Plan 09th Nov 2020 Download
Yr3 Long Term Plan 12th Nov 2020 Download
Yr5 Long Term Plan 12th Nov 2020 Download
Yr4 Long Term Plan 12th Nov 2020 Download
Yr6 Long Term Plan 12th Nov 2020 Download
Yr2 Long Term Plan 12th Nov 2020 Download
New Early Years Curriculum 29th Sep 2021 Download