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Shawfield Curriculum

Curriculum Intent

Shawfield Primary School have embarked on developing an enriched, inspirational curriculum where the subjects are linked to extend learning. The Shawfield Curriculum follows the statutory guidelines of the National Curriculum 2014 and is broad, balanced and topic based.  This means that we plan the children's learning around the topic for the half term. Great emphasis is also placed on planning the curriculum so that there is continuity and progression, challenge and pace. Our curriculum draws upon resources in our local community, enabling the children, wherever possible to learn through rich first-hand experiences.

The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the requisite skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education. It is important that the curriculum considers the development of the whole child. The curriculum is underpinned by the school’s values (Aspiration, Respect, Resilience and Trust) and these are taught on their own and through other areas of the curriculum, including assemblies.

Curriculum Implementation 

Knowledge underpins and enables the application of skill. We strive for children to learn new skills alongside knowledge, ensuring that both are explicitly developed.  Recognising that knowledge and skills are intertwined, ensuring teaching and learning is relevant and meaningful.

English is taught using a whole school approach, The Write Stuff by Jane Considine. Teachers follow the White Rose scheme for Maths. Teachers are supported in their delivery of specialist subjects such as MFL, Music and PE through nationally recognised schemes. 

As a Local Authority Maintained, Church Affiliated School we follow the Surrey Agreed Syllabus for RE (2023-2028).
Details of RE units for each year group can be found here. 

Curriculum Impact 

The curriculum Shawfield Primary School will set learners up for life with the knowledge and skills to be well-rounded individuals, mentally and physically healthy, with an appreciation for, and generosity towards people, the world and the universe around them.

Overviews for the Shawfield Curriculum can be accessed from the Class Pages on our website.