We believe children at Shepton Mallet Community Infants’ School & Nursery should have the opportunity to learn through a rich curriculum that gives a wide range of experiences and enables them to master key concepts. Our learning is based on a topic approach, and includes toys, castles, dinosaurs, minibeasts, Shepton Mallet and many more. The children are encouraged to identify what they already know about the topic and what they would like to learn. This is then tracked onto the expectations from either the Foundation Stage for Reception or National Curriculum for Year 1 and 2 to ensure the children have the appropriate coverage of all subjects. We also offer experiences such as Tai Chi and teaching cycling using Balance Bikes.
We use an interactive scheme called ‘Bug Club’ to support our teaching of Phonics, and Reading is taught following ‘book bands’ and using a mixture of published schemes and individual reading books. All children have the opportunity to take home school library books on a weekly basis.
At Shepton Mallet Community Infants’ School & Nursery we value parents and carers as partners in their children's learning and encourage them to work with their children at home to support the work that we do in school. We recognise the importance of speaking and listening and play in children’s educational development. We encourage parents and carers to read frequently with children at home, play word and Maths games and help them with learning their spellings. We also recognise the importance of physical activity and the need to develop gross motor skills.
The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject. Please click on the icon to go to the Department for Education Website for more information.
Please click on the links below to see our Curriculum for each year group.