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Sulhamstead & Ufton Nervet CE Primary School Curriculum Intent

Our School Vision

‘Together we Dream, Believe, Challenge and Achieve’

At Sulhamstead and Ufton Nervet C of E (VA) Primary School, our vision is strongly rooted in Christian traditions. Our inclusive community inspires pupils to dream big and have belief, inspired by faith, with enquiring minds and a spirit of curiosity; developing creativity, integrity and resilience. We challenge ourselves through exploration, and using a broad and balanced curriculum, strive for high achievement for all.

‘What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he loses one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the wilderness, and go after the one which is lost until he finds it?’ – Luke 15:4


Our curriculum is driven by the need to prepare our children for lifelong learning.  At S.U.N Primary School, we offer a rich and vibrant curriculum which is ambitious for all learners.  Through our curriculum, we develop the essential knowledge, skills and understanding which are the building blocks for later life.  Our curriculum encompasses not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but goes beyond the experiences of the classroom to ensure that our children are exposed to the richest and most varied opportunities that we can provide.  Our aim is to enrich every child's school experience by creating an environment where they are encouraged to succeed and be the best they can be: where they can dream, believe, challenge and achieve.

At S.U.N, cultural capital prepares children with the essential knowledge and skills for their future, to live in the diverse, inclusive world around them. The exploration of new skills and experiences help to nurture resilience, curiosity, creativity and integrity.  The curriculum is further enhanced by our commitment to our Christian Values (including British Values) and, through these, we provide learning experiences which promote confident, self-motivated pupils, eager for lifelong learning who are considerate of the needs of others

  • Friendship & Forgiveness
  • Peace
  • Trust
  • Compassion
  • Fellowship & Community
  • Thankfulness


At S.U.N we strive to provide a broad and balanced curriculum that is diverse and inclusive, enabling all children to achieve. Children engage in our purposeful and meaningful curriculum to develop an understanding of our community and beyond. We instil knowledge and a progression of skills that is needs driven and relevant to the children at S.U.N, through rich experiences and opportunities incorporating learning beyond the classroom through visits, trips and visitors, who help us to fulfil our promise to enrich children’s learning as much as we can.

It is essential for all children to feel safe, secure and happy in order to achieve their best; to be able to flourish and to achieve. At S.U.N we are proud of our nurturing, supportive culture, where building relationships, upholding inclusivity and living by our values remain the priority for our school.


The aims of our school curriculum are:

  • to foster the children’s understanding of how we all dream, believe, challenge and achieve; encouraging curiosity, creativity, resilience and integrity in our learning.
  • To be inspired by those people in the past and present who have overcome adversity to achieve their goals across all the disciplines
  • to promote a positive attitude and growth mindset towards learning, so that all children enjoy coming to school and embrace new challenges and possibilities; pushing their own boundaries to be the best they can be
  • to enable children to develop their knowledge, understanding and skills; becoming independent thinkers and questioners; acquiring a solid basis for lifelong learning
  • to promote our Christian Values, British Values and Learning Behaviours so children take responsibility for themselves and their actions, are respectful, tolerant and develop resilience
  • to fulfil all the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Locally Agreed Pan Berkshire Syllabus for Religious Education.
  • To use our school, local and wider environments to enhance learning
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