Curriculum Information

A New Primary Curriculum

At St Kenelm’s CE Primary School, we follow the National Curriculum and this is taught and delivered in a variety of creative ways. We all believe that how we are learning is as important as what we are learning and everyone at St Kenelm’s wants that learning to be engaging, enjoyable and meaningful!

A New National Curriculum was released and implemented from September 2014, which aimed to provide the children with an introduction to the essential knowledge that they need to be educated citizens. It introduces children to the best that has been thought and said; and helps engender an appreciation of human creativity and achievement.

Please see below for a statement about our approach to learning and our year group topic plans for 2017/18:

Everyone at St Kenelm’s CE Primary School, children, adults and our school community is a learner. We believe that an atmosphere which fosters the most effective learning is a relaxed and happy one where everyone is absorbed in tasks which are relevant to our needs.

We will always begin from where the children are in their understanding and design activities based on their point of view (How do they view the world? What is important to them?). All our children are encouraged to take on responsibility for their own learning.

Our school seeks to provide a broad and balanced curriculum which has relevance to all our children and fulfills the requirements of the National Curriculum. Some subjects are taught separately, although we use a cross-curricular topic based approach where appropriate. The children can be taught in small groups, as a whole class or individually, depending upon the nature of the task and the needs of the children.

We are in the process of building our curriculum plan to ensure progressive coverage in all areas.

To see our Topic plans, (and for a window into our classrooms), please visit class pages (linked below):

Little Minster Class


Dovecote Class

Y1 & Y2

Charterville Class

Y3 & Y4

Lovell Class

Y5 & Y6


Further Information

Click on the links below to visit our National Curriculum and Curriculum Overview pages:

Please note, paper copies of the documents on this website can be made available from the school office.

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