Curriculum Overview

At Tywardreath School our vision is to create a safe and stimulating environment where all children feel they belong and are able to challenge themselves, take risks and flourish both academically and socially. To develop our children so that they value and respect their own and others individuality, culture and heritage. We are committed to providing a place of excellence with high standards.

To achieve our vision all our children should:

  • Enjoy their primary school years and develop high self-esteem regardless of ‘academic’ ability.
  • Feel safe and secure and have a passion for learning and experience success.
  • Develop perseverance, flexibility, independence in a wide range of learning skills.
  • Be well mannered, respecting themselves, others and the environment.
  • Make a positive contribution to the school and the wider community.
  • Enjoy equal opportunities to succeed
  • Develop lively, inquiring minds and become confident communicators.
  • Experience teaching of the highest quality and develop core skills to a high level.
  • Appreciate the beauty, the diversity of the world and their duty to protect it.


Our curriculum is designed to inspire and develop high aspirations in all of our children so that they have the confidence and abilities to be the best they can be.

It includes:

  • Cultural diversity- broaden pupil’s views and understanding of the world by including culturally significant individuals.
  • Environmental awareness- empower our children to protect their local environments by including global and current generational issues.
  • Raising aspirations for all- including strong, successful role models through all subjects and including examples of strong, successful women to inspire our female pupils.
  • Heritage and identity- a sense of belonging, fostering a sense of pride in our heritage and an opportunity to celebrate/protect it.
  • School values- these underpin our ethos and so will be linked throughout the curriculum (respect, compassion, curiosity, resilience, ambition and community).

Our curriculum and programme of study also considers how information is stored within the long-term memory. By carefully planning sequences of lessons where there is a clear progression of skills, knowledge and vocabulary, pupils are able to build on previous learning by making explicit links and so remember more.

Within the long-term memory, information is stored in a range of schemas. Schemas are structures that link knowledge and create meaning (Ofsted, 2019). These build up over time, becoming more complex as more is learned.

Our curriculum has been carefully designed across the school so that pupils are able to develop increasingly complex schemas that link the knowledge and create meaning.

When designing our curriculum and programmes of study we considered how these schemas build and strengthen over time, both within the subject and across the curriculum so that our pupils learning potential can be maximised.

Useful Curriculum documents and information