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St Swithun Wells'Catholic Primary School

‘where the love of God is always present’

Half Term 25th October to 29th October 2021.

Our Curriculum

Our Curriculum Statement


At St Swithun Wells, we value the uniqueness of all our pupils.  In doing so, we ensure that we provide a nurturing, loving and inclusive environment. All our pupils are given the same opportunities to leave our school as resilient, confident and well-rounded individuals with a love for learning and the necessary skills and determination to succeed.

Curriculum Foundations-  what we are aiming for....


  • A love of and for Reading embedded across the school where our pupils demonstrate their fluency and self-assurance, enabling them to confidently access all areas of the curriculum
  • Our pupils to be able to effectively apply their knowledge and understanding of basic skills in Maths, Reading and Writing across all the subjects they learn
  • All our pupils to make progress across all areas from individual starting points and ensure that they are appropriately challenged by the teaching they receive
  • All our pupils to identify, use and build on their prior learning, benefit from   a curriculum where sequencing of skills progression is in place across subjects, year groups and key stages
  • Our pupils to be guided by the love of God and that this is embedded in all that they do and how we celebrate everyone’s skills, talents and achievements
  • The values of appreciation, honesty, belief, resilience, tolerance and respect being at the heart of our school; the learning environment and the curriculum for learning 
  • An established culture where our pupils have a ‘growth mindset’ approach to what they do and how they learn to further support their independence and how they can apply knowledge gained
  • Our pupils to be excited by what they learn and how they learn, broadening their life experiences through other opportunities to learn beyond the classroom (visits, trips etc.)

The Curriculum we follow....

At St Swithun Wells, we follow the Primary National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6 and the Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (Nursery and Reception).

Please click on the links below for more information.


Early Years Foundation Stage

Development Matters

Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

What to expect and when? Guidance for parents on the milestones children should be achieving across the EYFS curriculum

Parents Guide to the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum

Statutory Framework for the Early Years Foundation Stage (Statutory updated April 2017)



Key Stage One and Key Stage Two

Primary National Curriculum

End of Key Stage Tests- Parents Information

Phonics is taught from Nursery through to lower Key Stage Two at our school. In the Early Years and Key Stage One, we follow Letters and Sounds Scheme.

Phonics is taught daily with additional phase support where needed. 

At SSW we use the following Phonics/Reading Schemes:

Letters & Sounds

Rigby Stars

Pearson's Bug Club


Smart Kids

Collins Big Cat


Key Stage One and Key Stage Two