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Primary Curriculum

In our Primary School, the academic curriculum is geared to Key Stage 2. We employ high quality teaching to constantly build upon your child's chance of success. As each pupil is looked upon as an individual, the curriculum is not set in stone but is planned around the needs and potential of each individual in Years 4 to 6.

Programmes of Study for Primary

  • English & Literacy
  • Mathematics & Numeracy
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Religious Education
  • Personal, Social and Health Education and Social, Emotional Aspects of Learning
  • Modern Foreign Languages
  • PE & Games
  • Design Technology
  • Information Technology
  • Forest Schools

A range of after school Enrichment Activities and trips complement the daily curriculum.  These may vary from term to term.

Most subjects are taught by class teachers in the Primary area.  Art, DT and SEAL are currently taught by staff in our Secondary School, enabling the pupils to get a taste of life in the main school.

Our School Day

The school day is planned to best provide for the individual needs of the pupils.  Lessons are divided into small units of work and timers allow the pupils to know how long they have to focus, with task sheets informing the pupils about the content of each session.  We base work around individual interests where possible and try hard to encourage independence within each lesson.

Whole class teaching happens around a group table and individual work is carried out in our 'work stations,' allowing the pupils to remain focused and free from distractions.  Each pupil has their own daily visual timetable and tray; and box systems allow the pupils to keep track of their work and equipment. Visuals are used throughout and there are frequent exercise and sensory breaks for those requiring Learning Support.

For detailed information on our school day and term dates, please see our section here.

For more information on our Learning Support, please see our section here.

Forest School

Forest School is an inspirational process, that offers primary school students regular opportunities to achieve and develop confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning experiences in a woodland or natural environment with trees such as Slindon College. Click here to find out more!

Music at Slindon College

Music is not offered as part of our Curriculum, but is open to any who wish to take additional lessons. Music teachers will come to Slindon for an additional cost and teach during lunch times. Piano, Guitar, Singing and percussion have been some of our most popular choices within the last few years! For full details on your child learning music, please contact our main office.

Reports and Parents' Evenings

All parents are invited to parents evenings during the Autumn and Summer Terms, however there is always the chance to liase with teachers informally at the end of each school day. There is also the opportunity to meet staff from our Secondary School at 3.30pm each Friday over a cup of tea. At Slindon we welcome parents’ involvement in their son's education and invite you to phone or use our Portal emailing system if you would like to meet with a member of staff at any other time.

Comprehensive reports are produced at the end of the Autumn and Summer terms.