Learning at Seend C of E Primary School
At Seend C of E Primary School, we are committed to inspiring children to become valuable citizens of the future within the foundations of a strongly Christian environment. Therefore, English and maths are embedded within the school curriculum, supporting the development of children’s learning, thinking, and personal, emotional, and social skills.
The other curriculum areas are separated into four groups:
- Science and Technology — Science, computing, and design technology.
- Understanding Our World — R.E., history, geography, and a modern foreign language.
- Ourselves — PE and personal, social, health, citizenship, and economic education.
- Expressive Arts — Music and art.
At Seend C. of E. Primary School, the curriculum areas are taught through stimulating and exciting topics. The topics are planned over a two-year programme, appropriate for each class, and are either history, geography, or science based, with links being made to other areas as appropriate to put the children’s learning in context. Skills in reading, writing, and maths are taught daily as part of the topic or as discrete lessons.
To enhance the children’s learning, we regularly utilise external expertise by inviting visitors into the school or arranging day trips to museums, art galleries, and the theatre, for example. We also arrange themed days or weeks to give children the opportunity to explore skills and concepts more deeply.
A short residential trip is arranged in years 3 or 4, and a longer residential trip in years 5 or 6, providing the opportunities for children to develop their confidence and team-building skills and complete practical activities that support the curriculum.
Whole School Intent
At Seend Primary School, we believe that the curriculum should:
- open children's minds
- develop a sense of wonder about the world around them
- engage their natural curiosity
- inspire them to be life-long learners.
Our curriculum aims to provide for progression through a balance of knowledge and skills across a combination of discreet teaching and robust cross curricular links. It will be made accessible to all children in a fully inclusive manner.
The whole curriculum should also contribute to children's moral, social, cultural and spiritual development in support of our vision for the Seend School community.