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St Swithun's Church of England Primary Academy

Valuing individuals, aspiring and achieving together in faith


Our curriculum

The aim of our curriculum is to ensure that from The Early Years Foundation Stage, children build the knowledge, skills and attitudes that they need in order for  them to move on successfully to the next stage in their learning.

Our aim is that our children will have built the cultural capital that they need in order to be proactive citizen's within their world and to carry a love of learning with them wherever they go.

Through all aspects of our curriculum, our intention is to create meaningful and memorable learning experiences that engender a knowledge and love of the world and allow our children to be self-reflective and resilient young people. 


Our class teachers are responsible for teaching the curriculum with specialist provision for Computing and PE.  We offer a range of extracurricular activities which support and motivate children to achieve their full potential in areas such as sports, the environment and computing.


Staff at St Swithun's have designed an engaging curriculum plan based on the National Curriculum programmes of study with careful consideration of the needs of our children. The curriculum is delivered through topics and experiential learning opportunities: active participation in local community events, action to build our community and live choral and theatrical performances. We also ensure that the children experience a range of enrichment activities such as visiting theatre groups, museum and church visits and termly library visits.


At St Swithun's, all teachers are responsible for providing an inclusive curriculum that is differentiated for those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring that our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014. 


Our inclusion statement emphasises the importance of providing an inclusive learning environment for all pupils including those with SEND. Additional information on this can be found in our Special Education Needs Information Report and Equalities Policy.


  • Our curriculum is organised on a two year cycle starting in Early Years and underpinned by progression documents so that prior learning is built on for children in mixed age classes.
  • It is being designed to provide the foundations of learning from day one in school, so that building blocks can be cemented through deliberate repetition and links to past and current learning.
  • We aim to provide a curriculum rich in vocabulary and knowledge and to ensure progression is secured and knowledge is retained.

If you would like further information on the curriculum we teach, please contact the school directly.

St Swithun's Curriculum Statement

At st Swithun's our classes are organised as two combined year groups.
This means our curriculum for Year 1 and above follows a two year rolling programme.

The documents below provides an overview of what maybe studied in each curriculum area.

Our curriculum is constantly developing: therefore these documents will be subject to change over time.

Destination September'  can be accessed by clicking on the image below. This resource can be used at any time to strengthen key skills in Maths, Reading and Writing.

Click on the logo to access the lessons: