The curriculum overview

At Tewkesbury C of E Primary School, our aim is to provide children with a broad and balanced curriculum which is under pinned by our strong Christian values. Our curriculum ensures that children achieve high academic standards through stimulating and interesting programmes of work.

The subjects in the National Curriculum for children of primary school age are English, Mathematics, Science, Computing, History, Geography, Physical Education, Art, Design and Technology, Music, Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship and Religious Education.  French is also taught at Key Stage 1 and 2.

We believe that children of primary school age are much more stimulated by themes made up of linked curriculum areas than by isolated subject teaching. Themes usually last for half a term or a whole term.  Each theme is started with a ‘Launch day’.  This is a stimulating and creative beginning to each theme, planned to enthuse and excite pupils.  Towards the end of each theme, each class also enjoys a ‘Landing day’ to bring their theme to a memorable conclusion.

We use a range of teaching styles, including teaching individuals, groups and the whole class. Activities will aim to stimulate independent learning through play, investigation, discussion and well-organised classroom organisational systems.

We have school policies for each of the curriculum areas and regularly review our Teaching and Learning Policy.