A Broad and Balanced Curriculum

At Swaffield School we believe that our creative curriculum provides the children with an exciting and stimulating learning environment. The curriculum is relevant to the children’s life experiences, inspires and engages them in their learning and enables them to work in a flexible and collaborative way using their imagination.   Our curriculum builds on the children’s knowledge and helps them develop key skills and enthusiasm for learning.

Sex and relationship education is taught as part of our science curriculum. Parents are welcome to view the programme we use as well as read the policy and course notes. Parents are also able to withdraw their children from the lessons if they wish.  The relevant schemes of work are on each year group page which you can find under the Learning tab above.

Swaffield’s Curriculum for 2015/16

This is our curriculum map for the academic year 2015/16. It gives an overview of the curriculum by year group.

“The exciting and extremely well-planned curriculum brings together topics and subjects to enliven learning and make it highly relevant and engaging. The school’s excellent care, guidance and support helps pupils to develop confidence and maturity, Pupils develop very well as articulate, courteous and considerate young people.
Ofsted report 2011

Extended Curriculum

Every year at Swaffield we celebrate the children’s work in a variety of ways. This includes evening events where parents and guests are able to see an exhibition of work and enjoy a range of performances.

To enhance the curriculum, all children have regular outings into the local area as well as visits to museums, galleries and other places of interest. Year 6 children are given the opportunity to take part in a residential trip to an Activity Centre.  We invite specialists into school such as theatre groups, puppeteers and musicians. We also have regular visits from the Police, Fire Brigade and other agencies.

All children are offered a wide range of extra curricular activities both in school time and after school which help to develop particular abilities and interests of children. These vary from time to time but often include maths, Knight School, Writer’s workshops, Chess Club, French Club, table tennis football and netball– some leading to inter-school competitions. There is also tuition for various musical instruments available depending on demand.

To find out more about these and all current clubs and activities on offer please contact the school office or look at the Clubs & Activities page.

You can see photos that show what’s been happening recently by visiting our Gallery.