At Shenton we provide a rich, broad, balanced and relevant curriculum. We believe that if we are to help our children learn to live in modern Britain and prepare for them for their futures in the 21st Century as independent and responsible citizens; we need to provide learning opportunities which enable them to work co-operatively, think creatively and critically and have enquiring minds, whilst ensuring children have a broad factual basis from which to build.
Underpinning our curriculum are the school values of respect, confidence, collaboration, communication, perseverance and enquiry which the children helped to develop. These support our work in ensuring that our environment and the opportunities we provide at Shenton promote children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and enable it to flourish. Our aim is to develop confident and resilient children who are able to meet the demands of modern society.
In the Foundation Stage we use a cross curricular approach which means that most subjects are taught within topics. We do however teach Reading skills, early Writing skills and Mathematics as discrete elements too.
Please follow this link to the Foundation Stage Curriculum.
For Year 1 to Year 6, we follow the National Curriculum. This page will give you more detailed information about exactly what we teach in different subject areas in different classes. The curriculum for primary schools changed for the beginning of the academic year 2014/15.
We teach some subjects separately, these are Reading, Writing, Mathematics, Religious Eduction, Personal Social & Health Education, Physical Education and in Y5 & Y6 Science.
Connected Creative Curriculum
The children are curious and love learning about the world around them. They are interested in all sorts of areas from learning about planets, dinosaurs, how machines and gadgets work, why things happen, how people lived in the past as well as learning about different countries. It helps children to make more sense of their learning and motivates them to want to learn more if learning is taught in themes or topics. These themes includes History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art and Music and form our Connected Creative Curriculum.
As parents, you will receive a flyer at the beginning of each half term outlining what the children will learn and how you can help at home. Towards the end of the topic you will receive an invitation to celebrate their learning! You may be invited to visit a cafe, or attend a circus, or visit an art gallery the children have developed. We know the children get very excited about you coming, and that many of you enjoy seeing how well your children are doing.
Please come in and talk to us if you would like any more information, or if you have any questions.