Sherston C of E

Primary School

Learning, Caring and Achieving Together

Our Curriculum

Our curriculum is designed to provide a nurturing and enriching educational experience that is guided by our unwavering commitment to the vision of "Learning, Caring & Achieving Together”. We believe that education is a journey where students, staff, and families come together as a community to nurture the holistic development of every child. Our curriculum intent is rooted in the core values of friendship, courage, curiosity, respect, kindness, and ambition that underpin everything we do. We aim to develop well-rounded individuals who embody these values and who are prepared to make a positive impact on the world around them. Together, as a community, we strive to empower our children to become lifelong learners and caring, responsible citizens.
Learning, Caring & Achieving Together is the heart of our school's identity. It means that:

  • Learning: We are dedicated to providing a curriculum that fosters a love for learning and equips our students with the knowledge and skills they need to succeed in an ever-changing world. We aim to inspire curiosity, creativity, and a lifelong passion for discovering new ideas.
  • Caring: Our school is a place where friendship, kindness, and respect are at the forefront of our daily interactions. We encourage empathy and compassion, ensuring that every child feels safe, valued, and supported on their educational journey.
  • Achieving: We believe that every child has the potential to excel. Through teamwork, perseverance, and ambition, we aim to unlock each student's full potential and celebrate their achievements, no matter how big or small.
  • Together: Everything we do, we do together, even if the children work independently we are moving forward together as a unified school community to enable our children to learn, care and achieve.

Our curriculum is designed to:

  • Foster Friendship: We promote collaboration, teamwork, and positive relationships among students, helping them develop strong social skills and a sense of belonging within our school community.
  • Cultivate Courage: We empower our students to take risks, try new things, and develop the confidence to face challenges with resilience and determination.
  • Inspire Curiosity: Our curriculum encourages a sense of wonder and a desire to explore the world around us. We nurture inquisitive minds and encourage students to ask questions and seek answers.
  • Teach Respect: We emphasise the importance of respecting oneself, others, and the environment. We celebrate diversity and teach tolerance, ensuring that every voice is heard and valued.
  • Promote Kindness: Acts of kindness are woven into our daily routines, creating a culture of caring and empathy. We believe that small acts of kindness can make a big difference.
  • Ignite Ambition: We instil a sense of purpose and ambition in our students, helping them set goals and work tirelessly to achieve their dreams.


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.