Twyford St Mary's
Church of England Primary School


Curriculum Vision

At our school, we have a strong sense of community which celebrates every child as an individual. Our aim though the delivery of our Curriculum, and the Curricular Enrichment opportunities we provide to all children, is to develop the whole child so that they feel well equipped, valued, ambitious and confident in an ever-changing world. Through our interdisciplinary approach, we will provide rich, meaningful learning opportunities that not only equip our children with the basic skills but also harness their creativity and independence.

Through our curriculum we aim to enable children to:

  • Be nurtured as adaptable and resilient learners so that they meet their own ambitions and those the school has for them.
  • Appreciate the uniqueness of their community and the diversity beyond it.
  • Master the skills that will be essential throughout their lives.
  • Develop the knowledge and understanding laid out in the National Curriculum (a framework), adapted to the needs of our children.

These aims are evidenced throughout each year and across the curriculum, which we constantly review. A variety of learning approaches, designed to uncover the curriculum rather than deliver it, are included. These aim to ensure that our children become active, practical, and constructive learners in order for them to develop skills from enquiry and scholarship. It includes purposeful opportunities for our children to build on their learning in school by involving themselves in activities beyond it and appreciate that learning can come from their locality. Above all, our curriculum provides children with experiences which allow for deep and immersive learning of new skills and concepts, regular revisits to allow pupils to practise and refine their skills and frequent opportunities to apply their skills in purposeful and meaning contexts.

Our values of Courage, Joy, Care and Respect, and our Learning Keys, permeate every aspect of our school life and help our children to become the social, moral, spiritual, and cultural ambassadors of tomorrow.

Our broad curriculum consists of Core, Foundation, and Inclusion subjects.

Core covers the core subjects that are compulsory throughout each key stage in the National Curriculum. The core subjects are English, mathematics and science.


Foundation subjects are important because they introduce children to a wide variety of skills and knowledge. Foundation subjects also give a taste to students of what they enjoy – and excel at doing – to give them a clear idea of what they might choose to progress further on in their education.


Across our curriculum run structured subjects and threads of thought, language, and approach that align with our values of courage, care, joy, and respect, and help our children in their development towards becoming thoughtful, confident, and well-equipped members of society.