Sherston C of E

Primary School

Learning, Caring and Achieving Together

Our Curriculum


Our curriculum has been designed to cover the national curriculum programmes of study while embracing the vision of the school. Our curriculum aims to:

  • Ensure children are happy, stimulated, curious and inspired.
  • Nurtures in children the confidence, resilience and resourcefulness to enable them to make positive choices and treat others with kindness and respect
  • facilitate an inclusive, friendly and safe environment for the whole school community

In order to achieve this we use a topic based approach to inspire and motivate children and in addition have 3 discreet weeks a year to work in depth on an area we feel is relevant (this may be connected to an international event such as the Olympics or a national focus such as Black History month)

Our R.E is taught through the ‘Discovery R.E’ and ‘Understanding Christianity’ materials.

We aim to give children the essential knowledge and skills for life, broaden minds and foster an understanding of the community and wider world.


Learning, caring and achieving together


Our Curriculum Statements of Intent


Maths: Our Maths curriculum is intended to be accessible to all and to maximise the development of every child’s ability and academic achievement. We want children to make rich connections across mathematical ideas and to develop fluency and mathematical reasoning skills to solve increasingly challenging problems.


English: Our English curriculum is designed to enable pupils to appreciate how speaking and listening, reading and writing are integrated; to develop their ability to communicate orally for a range of purposes and audiences; to become confident, thoughtful and enthusiastic readers who read for pleasure; to use a wide variety of writing styles and genres to communicate effectively in written forms; to develop fluent handwriting and other presentational skills and to develop the necessary age related grammatical understanding and spelling strategies needed to become an effective writer.


Science: Our Science curriculum is intended to increase pupils’ knowledge of and understanding of our world, while developing the skills associated with scientific enquiry. It will develop the natural curiosity of the child, encourage respect for our environment and the living creatures in it and provide opportunities for the critical examination of evidence.


History & Geography: Our History and Geography curriculum is intended to be relevant, exciting and engaging. We aim to use the curiosity of our pupils to help them understand the complexity of life and understand cause and consequence, continuity and change, similarity and difference all of which will help them prepare for adult life in the 21st century.


R.E: Our R.E curriculum is intended to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principle religions represented in Great Britain; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and our behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.


PSHE: Through our PSHE curriculum, we want the children to develop the knowledge, skills and attributes they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. We want them to stay healthy and safe, while preparing them to make the most of life and learning. Our varied curriculum will operate through 3 core areas: Health and Wellbeing, Relationships and Living in the Wider World.  


Art and Design: Our Art and Design curriculum is intended ensure our children are happy, stimulated, curious and inspired. We view Art and Design as key vehicle to transfer skills across the curriculum. We aim to build our pupils’ ability to think critically and to develop an understanding of how Art and Design reflects and shapes our history and culture.


French:It is the intention of our French curriculum that children are encouraged to develop an interest in the language and culture of another country. We aim to deepen their understanding of the world and foster their curiosity. We aim to embed listening, speaking, reading and writing skills in French that will lay the foundations for future learning in the subject.


P.E: Through the teaching of PE Sherston Primary School intends to enable children to develop and explore physical skills with increasing control and co-ordination. We will encourage children to work and play with others in a range of group situations. We will develop the way children perform skills and apply rules and conventions for different activities. Children will be taught how to improve the quality and control of their performance and to recognise and describe how their bodies feel during exercise.


Music: At Sherston Primary School, our ambition is to promote positivity, self-confidence and a sense of community through music. We make it a part of our everyday practice, whether through singing assemblies, musical productions, whole-school events (e.g. iSing Pop), visiting performers, extra-curricular activities or music lessons. We aim for the children to make links between music and other subjects, as well as with their wider lives.

We embrace first access and children learn ukulele for 6 months in Y4 and Y6.


Computing: Pupils at Sherston C of E Primary School are given the opportunity to develop their ‘computational thinking’ through learning experiences that balance all aspects of computing. As digital spaces and technology are integral to our society, at Sherston we believe that ‘Computational thinking’ is a skill that children need to be taught effectively to ensure they are able to participate fully and safely in this digital world.


Design and Technology: Through our Design and Technology curriculum we aim to help children develop their analysis, problem solving, practical capability and evaluation skills. At Sherston C of E Primary School we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination. Children design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. Through our topic-based Curriculum, we endeavour to make links to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Children are given the opportunities to develop their understanding of past and present design and technology and the impact Design and Technology has on daily life and the wider world.



You can find specific curriculum information for each class within the class pages under 'Children' or by contacting your child's class teacher.




Please see class pages under the 'Children' section for up to date curriculum information for each class.