Swinderby All Saints Church of England Primary School

Curriculum statement


The school's 'Curriculum intent' is to provide each child with a challenging, exciting and varied curriculum. It is designed to provide enriched opportunities for the children to ensure that they begin to understand the world in which they live and enable them to play their part and succeed in the multi cultural and diverse society in which they will live as adults.

Big ideas


Understanding what it means to be human and how human behaviour has shaped the world.


Understanding the many dynamic and physical processes that shape the world.


Understanding the creative process and how everyday and exceptional creativity can shape the world.


Understanding the importance of investigation and how this has led to significant change in the world.


Understanding the properties of all matter, living and non-living.


Understanding the complexities of the plant and animal species that inhabit the world.

Place and space

Understanding the visual, cultural, social, and environmental aspects of places around the world.


Understanding how and why things are the same or different.


Understanding why significant people, places, events and inventions matter and how they have shaped the world.


Understanding why and how things have changed over time.

Mission statement

Our intention is that all children, regardless of language, faith or culture, should feel valued as individuals. As a school with a Christian Foundation, we are guided by Christian Values. As part of this heritage we are in a position to offer a firm foundation for a more just multicultural society that celebrates tolerance and diversity. We regard all children as being of equal value and our aim is to show by our curriculum, attitudes and values that cultural diversity is welcome in our school. Our intention is that all children, regardless of language, faith or culture, should feel valued as individuals.

General principles

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning
• understand the purpose and value of their learning and see its relevance to their past, present and future
• develop new skills through a variety of interesting contexts
• explore the breadth and depth of the national curriculum
• learn within a coherent and progressive framework
• develop a rich and deep subject knowledge


The school wants its pupils to enjoy their learning and through this to develop the skills that will support them in later life.


Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• Individual liberty - Be free to express views or ideas
• Cultural - Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity
• Rule of law - Learn that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable for their actions and behaviour
• Tolerance and respect - To respect and tolerate the opinions or behaviour of others
• Spiritual - Explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences
• Moral - Recognise right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views
• Democracy - Be part of a system where everyone plays an equal part
• Social - Use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict


Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• learn in a peaceful and supportive environment
• learn how to respect themselves and others
• develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
• recognise that people are good at different things
• build respectful friendships

Pupil voice

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• make a positive contribution to the school and local community
• take part in democratic activities across the curriculum
• explore ways of becoming an active citizen
• make choices about things that are important to them
• express their opinions on a range of different topics and issues


Our curriculum will be taught through a pedagogy that:

• offers all children a memorable experience at the start of every topic
• enables and fosters children’s natural curiosity
• excites, promotes and sustains children’s interest
• promotes innovation and entrepreneurialism
• promotes problem solving, creativity and communication
• enables children to reflect on and evaluate their learning


We will enrich our curriculum by:

• holding specialist curriculum days or weeks
• offering opportunities for children to learn outdoors
• providing on and off-site subject or topic related activities
• using quality resources in and out of the classroom
• developing partnerships with external providers that extend children’s opportunities for learning
• welcoming parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences


Pupil Group Educational visits (off-site) Educational visitors (on-site) Residential visits Outdoor learning (e.g. Forest Schools) Arts and culture Community and partnership learning Specialist curriculum days Allocated total budget
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