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What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.  If you'd like further information, please email:


Our Intent:


The curriculum at South Marston CE Primary will;

  • Inspire and enthuse our children to love learning and to see themselves as a lifelong learner.
  • Provide a broad and balanced curriculum relevant to the 21st Century.
  • Demonstrate our CE ethos by teaching our children the core Christian values.
  • Enable and support our children to understand the importance of mental and physical wellbeing.
  • Encourage our children to build up resilience and a ‘can – do attitude.’
  • Enable our children to master basic skills in Reading, Writing and Maths.
  • Prepare our children to be responsible and active global citizens who understand their rights and responsibilities in their local and wider community.
  • Challenge our pupils to enable them to reach their full potential embodying our mission statement of ‘Achievement for All.’
  • Enable our children to develop a rich vocabulary.
  • Encourage our children to foster a love for reading.
  • Promote children’s understanding of British Values.
  • Provide our children with a variety of opportunities and experiences to enrich their understanding of the world around them.
  • Enable children to be part of the school, local village community and wider community.
  • Prepare our children for their futures, laying the foundations to be able to live ‘life in all its fullness.’




South Marston C of E Primary School is committed to providing children with a broad, balanced and inspiring curriculum that is relevant to children growing up in the early 21st Century. We understand that the world in which they live in now will be very different as they move through adulthood. We follow the National Curriculum (2014) but approach it in our own unique way. South Marston embraces the ‘creative curriculum,’ classes study a topic or theme into which entwine many aspects of the National Curriculum. Generally Maths and some aspects of English such as spelling and grammar are taught as discrete subjects, however if meaningful links can be made to topics then we do so as we believe that children have greater success learning in this way. Each class has a two-year rolling programme which is reviewed to meet the needs and interests of the cohort. Subject leaders play an important part in the success of the curriculum by leading training, monitoring and evaluating their subjects. This will feed into a review of the curriculum alongside feedback from children and parents to continue to improve and engage our children in their learning.


This document should be read in conjunction with the National Curriculum (2014).


South Marston CofE School uses the 'Read, Write, Inc' scheme to teach phonics.