Scartho Infants'

School and Nursery

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The Curriculum

Our Curriculum

Curriculum Vision:

Pupils and their high levels of achievement are at the heart of everything we do. We are striving to achieve the highest possible standards. Helping pupils learn – academically, socially, spiritually, emotionally and physically – is our key purpose. Every aspect of the curriculum is valued. We offer our pupils a broad, balanced and relevant curriculum so they are engaged in their learning and achieve highly. Our curriculum promotes equality of opportunity and accessibility for all, regardless of religious belief, gender, sexual orientation, ethnicity, race and disability.


Pupils’ learning is focused on the achievement of rapid progress and appropriate high achievement, their current and future personal needs, their future career hopes and aspirations and the diverse societies and cultural groups in which they are likely to play a part. Learning must be an active and reciprocal process, with built in discussion and high challenge for all, with pupils seeing themselves as learners. We recognise that pupils benefit from a strong home-school partnership to support their development and learning. Supporting pupils to take responsibility for their own learning and the choices that they make in relation to how and what they are learning is an integral part of what we do. 


We value every member of our School community and believe that all should feel a strong sense of belonging. All vulnerable groups are provided for including those with Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND), Pupil Premium, pupils in the early stages of learning English and the disadvantaged.


Curriculum Values:

Self-AwarenessWe value the spiritual and moral development of each person as well as their intellectual and physical growth, showing courtesy and respect towards other's beliefs, religions and cultures, accepting that we are all different.

CaringWe value the importance of each person in our school. We organise our curriculum so that we promote co-operation and understanding between all members of our community.  We support our learning, looking after each other, the world and ourselves.

ArticulateWe aim to enable each person to have a voice and be successful in our school.

RespectfulWe value the rights enjoyed by each person in our society. We value the way in which all children are unique and our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child.  We understand the need to treat others how we would want to be treated.

ThoughtfulWe value our environment and we aim, through our curriculum, to teach children to take responsibility for our world and how we should care for it for future generations, as well as our own.

Honesty - We accept each child in our school for who they are and we treat them with fairness and honesty. Our school is a safe place for children to be themselves, trusting that they are: known, heard, accepted and challenged to fly. We take responsibility for the mistakes we make; learning from them and understand that choices have consequences for ourselves, others and/or the environment.

Organised – We value behaviours demonstrating active listening and readiness to learn. Each day is a fresh start so our learning is fun and engaging, enabling us to be the best that we can be. We promote both collaborative and independent learning.


Our Scartho Infants’ School and Nursery Curriculum:

The curriculum is all the planned activities that we organise in order to ensure that pupils are engaged in their learning, show enjoyment and achieve high standards. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the full range of enrichment activities that we organise in order to broaden the experience of our pupils, including visits, visitors and after-school clubs. It includes the ‘hidden curriculum’; which reflects the ethos of the School, including the way pupils are treated. We aim to teach pupils how to grow into positive, responsible individuals, who can work and co-operate with others, having the knowledge, understanding and skills, to enable them to achieve.


Curriculum Principles:

Our curriculum is designed to reflect the needs of our pupils and the local community, to ensure that we offer a relevant curriculum, which is relevantly delivered.  We believe a relevant curriculum is broad and balanced and taught in a high quality manner, responsive to the needs of our children.

Pupils will leave with the necessary knowledge, understanding and skills to achieve high standards, fulfil their potential and move on to the next phase of education as successful, ambitious and hard-working learners.


Pupils leave our School with happy memories, feeling secure, as confident and able learners, having achieved high academic standards and as fully rounded, positive citizens of the world. 


  • Our curriculum is designed to provide a rich, vibrant, stimulating learning environment, giving children access to broad, balanced and appropriate teaching ensuring pupils develop their knowledge, understanding and skills in a range of subjects/aspects, for example, history, science, geography, art, music.

  • We believe every contact counts and no learning opportunity should be missed. 

  • Our curriculum is designed to ensure pupils develop as well-rounded individuals, taking into account their academic, social, cultural and other needs.


 Curriculum Priorities:

We aim to provide a curriculum that enables pupils to become successful learners, confident individuals and confident citizens through:

  • Instilling a lifelong love of learning ensuring all pupils make good progress and high levels of achievement from their starting points.

  • Ensuring all pupils achieve highly and are fully engaged, enabling every pupil to experience academic and personal success in readiness for the next stage of their learning.

  • Building a deep understanding of key knowledge and progression of skills in all subjects.

  • Developing resilience, interdependence, independence and confidence in their learning.

  • Developing self-belief to achieve high levels of attainment/academic progress, preparing them for a changing future, becoming independent learners.

  • Cultivating a sense of belonging in every member of the School community.


Curriculum Policy:

The breadth and balance of provision begins in our Early Years and continues to the end of Year 2, supporting pupils from three to seven years old.


Early Years Foundation Stage

In our Early Years, pupils are supported to meet the government requirements through the Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework (EYFS), a curriculum, underpinned by the characteristics of effective learning, which focuses on the following areas of development:

  • Personal, social and emotional development

  • Communication and language

  • Physical development

  • Literacy

  • Mathematics

  • Understanding the world

  • Expressive arts and design

Further information about the EYFS can be found at the following link:


Within the Early Years we:

  • Create a nurturing environment where pupils feel happy, confident, secure and valued.

  • Support pupils to become independent learners, solving problems and making decisions for themselves.

  • Believe parents/carers know their child best and have a commitment to developing genuine partnerships.

  • Recognise the uniqueness of pupils and offer a flexible approach to transitions to get it right from the start.

  • Have a highly qualified and consistent staff team offering continuity for pupils from 2 to 5 years.


Key Stage 1

In Years 1 and 2, curriculum continuity and progression is covered in all year groups, where we meet the requirements for the programmes of study documented in the primary National Curriculum. More information on the National Curriculum can be found using the following link:


Our daily timetable is designed to ensure that appropriate amounts of time are spent teaching the following core and foundation subjects:

Core Subjects

  • English - consisting of grammar, punctuation and spelling (EGPS), reading, writing and speaking and listening

  • Mathematics

  • Science

Foundation Subjects

  • Art and Design

  • Computing

  • Design and Technology

  • Geography

  • History

  • Music

  • Physical Education

  • Relationships and Sex Education

  • Personal, Social, Health Education

  • Religious Education


We follow the Local Education Authority Agreed Syllabus for the teaching of Religious Education.

Our Principles of Learning:

  • Children are at the centre of all that we do;
  • Every child is unique and deserves quality learning experiences;
  • We have high expectations for all;
  • We believe in a curriculum that has relevance to the real world and where the outcomes are authentic;
  • The power of collaboration is recognised and celebrated;
  • It is safe to make mistakes;
  • We value diversity and individuality;
  • We never stop learning.


Scartho Citizen:

At Scartho Infants’ School and Nursery we are ambitious for all our pupils and have high expectations of learning, behaviour, personal responsibility and respect for each other which underpins everything we do; which aligns to being a ‘SCARTHO Citizen’.





I am...

The cornerstones of being a SCARTHO Citizen are that:

Self awareI recognise my strengths and weaknesses.
CaringI show kindness and concern for others.
ArticulateI am a good communicator.
RespectfulI care that what I say or do affects others.
ThoughtfulI think about and consider the people around me.
HonestI am truthful in what I say and do.
OrganisedI can sort my things so they can be found or used easily.