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 Kemble Primary School

Aspire, Believe, Persevere, Achieve


Curriculum Policy

May 2023

Curriculum Intent

At Kemble, we aim to ignite curiosity through a rich, varied and stimulating curriculum whilst ensuring children show respect for each other's unique contribution to the school community. Our children come from a range of backgrounds in a largely rural area with limited diversity so our curriculum is structured to help our children see beyond what they already know, encourage curiosity, a love of learning and knowing right from wrong.

The curriculum is the planned activities that we organise in order to promote learning and personal growth and development. It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experience of the children.

We want our children leaving our school with a secure knowledge of mathematics and English so that they can progress at their learning in all subjects at a good rate, preparing them for secondary school, college, university and in their future jobs. We strive to enrich vocabulary in all lessons and explicitly teach subject related vocabulary. We aim to foster a real love of reading using good quality authors and texts, often linked to our topics.

We have an extended curriculum which enables all children to experience activities to inspire and foster aspiration. We recognise the value of outdoor learning to support children’s wellbeing. All children have opportunities to learn outdoors in Forest School, we encourage risk taking and active play.


The Kemble Curriculum will;

· be located within a values base of global social justice (UN 17 Sustainable Development Goals);

· promote critical and reflective thinking;

· encourage the learner to make connections between their own lives and those of others throughout the world;

 · provide opportunities for the learner to have a positive and active engagement in society that contributes to their own perspective of what a better world could look like


Curriculum Implementation

Our curriculum is planned on a two-year rolling programme as we have mixed age classes. All subjects are taught in combined year groups apart from Maths which is taught in discreet year groups.

Our Curriculum is designed to address the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals through a ‘Big Question’ each term. Where possible subject areas are linked, and English texts selected to allow pupils the opportunity to explore these values and make connections throughout their learning. 


What are the Sustainable Development Goals? The SDGs are a plan for a better world.

The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are a set of 17 objectives - negotiated and agreed to by all 193 world governments in 2015 - to end extreme poverty, achieve decent work for all, promote justice, peace and prosperity, and protect the natural environment from human-caused harms.

Highlighting both challenges and opportunities for the next 15 years, they are a practical tool for governments, institutions, local communities, civil society organisations and businesses to work together towards a common and clear set of targets.

Why are they important? 

The SDGs are a historic agreement that outline priorities for a more prosperous, fair, and sustainable world.

The SDGs are a unified and unifying plan of action for communities and people everywhere.

The SDGs are a common framework which is easy-to-understand, measurable and time-bound.

Why do the SDGs matter to schools and teachers?

Schools and teachers are in a unique position to educate the future generation of community leaders, consumers, voters and citizens on the world’s biggest challenges and to inspire them to take action today. More than half of the population of our planet is currently under the age of 30 - the biggest generation of young people the world has ever seen. This puts educators in a truly unique position of influence and impact for the future of the planet.

Schools and teachers have a tremendous opportunity to empower billions of young people to become leaders and pioneer a movement for a better and more sustainable future.

Curriculum Drivers 2023-24

Peace, Justice and Partnerships

Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6







Who does climate change affect?

Does money matter?

How do we stay healthy?

Is the world a fair place?


How can we save energy at Kemble?

How can we become better learners?


14. Life Below Water

15. Life on Land

13. Climate Action


8. Decent Work and Economic Growth

9. Industry and Infrastructure


1. Poverty

2. Hunger

3. Good Health and Wellbeing


12. Responsible Consumption

11. Sustainable Communities

10. Reduced Inequalities



6.Clean water

7. Affordable Energy


4. Quality Education

5. Gender Equality



Teachers set high expectations for all pupils. They will use appropriate assessment to set ambitious targets and plan challenging work for all groups, including:

· More able pupils

· Pupils with low prior attainment

· Pupils from disadvantaged backgrounds

 · Pupils with SEND

 · Pupils with English as an additional language (EAL).

Teachers will plan lessons so that pupils with SEN and/or disabilities can study every National Curriculum subject, wherever possible, and ensure that there are no barriers to every pupil achieving. Teachers will also take account of the needs of pupils whose first language is not English. Lessons will be planned so that teaching opportunities help pupils to develop their English, and to support pupils to take part in all subjects.


Pupils will leave Kemble school equipped with a range of skills to enable them to succeed in their secondary education. They will be enquiring learners who ask questions and can make suggestions. They will be critical and analytical thinkers who are able to make informed and balanced judgements based on their knowledge. They will be independent learners with an understanding of how to be responsible citizens of the future and how to endeavour be the best that they can be.

The impact of Kemble curriculum is constantly monitored through both formative and summative assessment opportunities as outlined in the CET Assessment Statement.


Kemble Curriculum Maps 2023-24

You can find out more about the subjects taught by visiting the below curriculum pages or speaking to your child's class teacher. If you wish to know more about how the curriculum is adapted to support children with SEND, please contact our school SENDCO, Jo Rogers, via the school office.  Alternatively, information about supporting children with SEND is available here.