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Curriculum Intent

Staffing and Organisation of Classes

All classes at Shavington Primary School are taught by a teacher and supported by teaching assistants. Our Maintained Nursery Class is taught by a Teacher and supported by teaching assistants. Our Reception Classes have full time teaching assistants.  Classes in both Key Stages are supported by teaching assistants. Some of our teaching assistants are assigned to specific classes and others work with specific children or groups of children to support specific needs. 

We also have a number of parent and grandparent helpers who work as volunteers in our school, supporting children's learning across the curriculum.

All teachers plan learning for their classes in line with the national curriculum. Our planning is detailed, inclusive and differentiated to meet all pupils' talents, skills and abilities.

Our Intent

Every class in each year covers a broad, balanced and creative curriculum. Every year group will have a half termly or termly focus in which a wide range of key skills will be taught. The children will be encouraged through a wealth of different experiences to learn and acquire these new key skills in all areas of the curriculum. The work is aimed at covering the appropriate objectives in line with the National Curriculum.

Early Years Curriculum 

In our Nursery and Reception classes, 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
  • Communication Language and Literacy
  • Mathematical Development
  • Knowledge and Understanding for the World
  • Physical Development
  • Creative Development

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