Statement of Curriculum Intent

At St. Andrew’s CEVA Primary School, our intent and ambition is that our curriculum is designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum and enables our children to progress well in all year groups and increasingly attain at least age-related expectations combined in Reading, Writing and Mathematics by the end of Year 6.

Working with the Connected Curriculum from EdisonLearning, we are developing a broad and balanced curriculum with Reading, Writing and Maths at its centre. This progressively builds and deepens knowledge, understanding and robust core skills that are transferable to all subjects to empower the children and broaden their horizons. Our curriculum is planned to ensure that all children experience a wide range of enriching opportunities to instil a thirst for life-long learning so that they lead fulfilling lives, are prepared for further education and thrive as citizens of the future.

As a Church of England School, our Christian values are at the heart of everything we do. Across our curriculum, in the day-to-day life of the school, and through our ‘I ASPIRE’ values, we aim to develop:


Independence (children independently applying skills, challenging themselves and being curious)


Ambition (risk taking, to have raised ambitions of what they can achieve, do and be)

Self-control (controlling emotions in difficult situations, coping with disappointment)

Perseverance (building resilience and not giving up)

Integrity (doing the right thing when no-one is watching)

Responsibility (being a model citizen, contributing and understanding all actions have consequences)

Empathy (building caring relationships, understanding the views and beliefs of others)

At St. Andrew’s, we know that children learn in a variety of different ways so children are given the opportunity to work independently and with others. We believe that children need the chance to explore and investigate together to develop concepts as well as embedding basic skills, knowledge and understanding through regular individual practice. This means that we embrace both carefully sequenced discrete and thematic learning that is connected and achieves desired learning outcomes.

At St. Andrew’s, we recognise the importance of tailoring our curriculum to the needs of the children and families in our school community. From their starting points, our children particularly need their vocabulary expanded and enriched. This is taught through a wide range of experiences to broaden their outlook and by using the Talk4Reading and Talk4Writing approach across all subjects. Our curriculum is designed to intentionally develop personal and social skills throughout the primary years. We also look continually for new opportunities to engage parents and carers with their child’s learning.