Our Curriculum

'We presume children to achieve their very best. Children will leave this school as the very best readers, mathematicians and writers they can be, combined with an understanding of health and fitness in mind and body. This can only happen if a love of learning for learning sake is fostered. This happens through great teachers and other school staff who are motivated, challenged and valued'
Keevil CofE Academy Mission Statement

 

We view our curriculum as everything we offer and provide within school for our children, covering the academic and beyond (see our Curriculum Vision below). 

Our curriculum is rooted in our vision and ethos which arise from the parable of the Good Samaritan, and Jesus' teaching to "Always treat others as you would like to be treated." (Matthew 7:12).  In the story of the Good Samaritan we come to understand how someone reached out and gave all he could to someone to whom he could have turned his back.  This underpins everything we do and are in the school.

From this foundation come our values, or 'Keevil Characteristics' of Resilience, Diligence, Problem-Solving, Communication, Learning and Team-Work. Whatever activity or lesson the children are engaged in, we are endeavouring to develop these characteristics within them.

Our vision, ethos and values form the platform from which we develop and deliver our curriculum. 

Our academic curriculum arises from the National Curriculum, as specified by the government.  We organise this knowledge into a cumulative and sequential progression, such that children re-visit key concepts and facts throughout their time with us, to secure understanding and retention in all subject areas.  We also endeavour to ensure we provide a depth and breadth to our children's learning through visits, trips and visitors to school.

 You will find the details of our academic curriculum offer in the documents below. Due to our mixed-age classes we operate a 2 year cycle. Please bear in mind that these are 'working' documents, as we are continually trying to improve what we offer to our children.

But we also look to provide beyond the scope of the National Curriculum, such that we help our children to develop an understanding of their own wellbeing; give them opportunities to grow personally; and encourage an outlook that reaches out to the community beyond our school.