Our curriculum

Curriculum intent

Our curriculum encompasses and covers the formal requirements of the national curriculum and has been contextualised to meet the needs of our rich and diverse community. We use enquiry questions to trigger and activate children’s curiosity, inspiring them to make and take courageous decisions and actions. So that we can meet the needs of all children, equity is one of our core values. 

This enquiry process prepares children for future education and the world of work by creating people focused on problem solving, creative and critical thinking. 

Subject specific concepts are taught and revisited to ensure that children have a depth of understanding allowing children to build on knowledge they already hold, moving from novice to expert.


Our younger readers follow the “Read Write Inc” (RWI) scheme when learning to read. This scheme places an emphasis on developing a strong understanding of synthetic phonics as well as reading for meaning, so children quickly develop understanding of texts alongside their ability to decode words.

The Accelerated Reader programme is used from Year 2 onwards to encourage children with reading at home and support them to further develop their comprehension skills


The Talk for Writing approach enables children to read and write independently for a variety of purposes and audiences. We underpin our English curriculum by having a core reading spine of quality fiction, poetry and non fiction that all children draw upon when reading as writer and writing as a reader.


Our mission is to ensure that every child can succeed in maths using a multifaceted approach founded in research, Mathematics Mastery. We aspire to make every child a problem solver through our three dimensions of depth;

  • language and communication
  • mathematical thinking
  • conceptual understanding  

Children are taught to articulate, justify and explain their thinking, as individuals and collaboratively. They are given opportunities to explore, investigate and debate ideas using manipulatives and images. 

The wider curriculum

Every child is entitled to have a broad and balanced curriculum and dedicated weekly time is given to wider curriculum subjects.

Seymour Primary School are part of TKAT (The Kemnal Academies Trust). You can find out more about TKAT by visiting www.tkat.org and you can follow them on Twitter @TKATAcademies.