Children come to Shepton Mallet Community Infants School
with a desire and enthusiasm to learn.
As a staff and school community, it is our role to capture this and to develop their enquiring minds. We respond to our children’s needs by having a curriculum in place, which supports, encourages, excites and challenges them!
The curriculum at Shepton Mallet Community Infants’ School & Nursery provides a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all pupils and gives them the skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for their future lives.
It ensures that academic success, creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience, as well as physical development, well-being and mental health are key elements that support the development of the whole child, promote a positive attitude to learning. and encourage them to aspire to achieve without limits.
Leaders and staff have revised the whole curriculum to help ensure that it is coherently planned and sequenced towards the acquisition and development of knowledge and skills, and to ensure that gaps in learning due to the pandemic are addressed. (CPD sessions and curriculum planning). It is ambitious, sequenced and coherent and provides children with the knowledge, skills and cultural capital they require to be successful lifelong learners and happy productive citizens.
It is a curriculum which is the vehicle for our passion, as early educators, that in order for all of our children to be successful readers, writers and mathematicians, they should first be given the opportunities, be taught specific skills and be allowed to embed the areas of:
- Communication and Language,
- PSED (Personal, Social and Emotional Development) and
- Health and Well-being.
We believe as a school that these key prime areas do not just underpin learning in the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS), but are also essential to our children in Key Stage 1 (KS1) Leaders and staff have an underlying belief, which drives all aspects of their work, that every pupil reaches his or her full potential.
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.