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Shipham Church of England First School

Our Curriculum

Curriculum Intent


The social, emotional and academic development of our children is at the centre of what we do at Shipham Church of England First School. Our curriculum is designed with every child in mind, to stimulate and engage them to be curious about the world and to help them be their best selves. Our school is firmly rooted in its vibrant village community so our curriculum is broad, balanced and knowledge-rich, with opportunities for pupils to celebrate their local environment but also to broaden their horizons and help them understand their place in the wider world. 


We always look to offer our children a stimulating and purposeful learning experience from Pre-School to the end of Year 4. We have therefore adapted the exciting Cornestones 'Maestro' curriculum to use in school alongside other subject specific schemes of work, whilst ensuring we follow Early Years Foundation Stage Statutory Framework and the National Curriculum.


More information about the Maestro curriculum and specific subjects can be found in the links below. Please contact the school on 01934 843485 or email any questions to