Snarestone Church Of England Primary School

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Our School Curriculum

At Snarestone, we are proud to teach an exciting, inspiring curriculum. We have a broad cross-curricular approach that has reading at the heart. Our curriculum is based around high-quality texts which we use as the basis for most of our teaching and learning. These texts help us to create our half-termly themes and inspire high-quality writing. We use Power of Reading to support this approach. Here is a link to find out more:

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These are our Power of Reading themes. We work on a 2-year rolling programme (Year A and Year B):



Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Swans & Swallows




Funnybones / Poems to Perform

Orion and the Dark / The Dark


The Snail and the Whale


Lila and the Secret of Rain





The Jolly Postman

Man on the Moon

Traction Man

Claude in the City

The Storm Whale

Zeraffa Giraffa




Farmer Duck

Out and About


One Day on Our Blue Planet

How to Find Gold

The Lighthouse Keeper’s Lunch





African Tales

Mama Miti

Leon and the Place Between


The Romans / Escape from Pompeii

Tales Told in Tents / Tales of Wisdom and Wonder




The Great Kapok Tree

The Explorer



The Saga of Erik the Viking

Arthur and the Golden Rope





Ice Trap / Shackleton’s Journey

The Highwayman



The Adventures of Odysseus / Greek Myths

Tom’s Midnight Garden




1001 Arabian Nights / Just So Stories

Journey to the River Sea

Street Child


The London Eye Mystery

Goodnight Mr Tom


As a church aided school, Religious Education (RE) is a core element of our provision. Children explore Christianity along with other world religions and beliefs, underpinned by a sound understanding of values (including our core Christian values – Friendship, Wisdom, Trust, Hope and Endurance), and British Values – Tolerance, Respect, Rule of Law, Democracy and Individual Liberty. 

We want children to grow up understanding how to live a healthy lifestyle, and our excellent Physical Education (PE) provision promotes this, alongside healthy eating. Visits to the village allotment where children learn to grow their own food is great fun and greatly enhances this learning.

We also teach French in our Herons and Kingfishers classes (Years 3 – 6), and integrate learning about the world around us through our topic based approach.

It is our aim that our pupils develop a love of learning and a curiosity about the world in which they live. We also want them to understand their role in protecting and preserving the world for future generations, and so eco-understanding is important. We provide a wide range of extra-curricular activities through clubs at lunchtime and after school, and also through a range of trips and activities. 

You are warmly invited to come along and visit us to see our curriculum, teaching and learning in action. Please contact our office 01530 270598 / to make an appointment.

Curriculum Guidance

Below are the Parent Curriculum Guides for each year group, and Curriculum Coverage Maps 2019-20 for each class:

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 Coverage Map Year 12.docxDownload
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