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Coningsby St Michael's Church of England Primary School

Believe. Aspire. Succeed.


                                                            Our Curriculum Intent

Believe, Asprire, Succeed



Our school community:  (Who we serve)

36% Service pupils increasing mobility, 23% Pupil premium and 14% Special Educational Needs.

Strong links with church community: Anglican, RAF Padre, Methodist and Open The Book.

We optimise the fantastic local history available on our doorstep, RAF, Castle, BBMF, tourism, farming, Lincolnshire.

Small rural community with limited opportunities for pupils locally to experience cultural diversity.

We value all in our school community and offer excellent welfare support for all families.

Provision for hot school meals on site ensuring all pupils can access hot healthy meals which meet the food school standards.


Our Intent Statements: ( What we offer)

Child centred curriculum that meets the need of the whole child.

Progression based model that delivered through enquiry and supported by quality texts.

A high-quality systematic approach to  teaching phonics ensures that children become enthusiastic confident readers and writers. Children develop a love of reading and encourage and supported to read and wide range of texts.

Progression in each subject is supported by pre-teaching key vocabulary to ensure that all pupils are successful learners.

Our extensive school ground support enhanced  learning in the outdoor environment. 

Forest School provision supports play, exploration and supported risk taking. It develops confidence and self-esteem through learner inspired, hands-on experiences in a natural setting.

Children learn in an imaginative and creative way, developing a love of nature and a respect for the environment.

The curriculum allows the children to experience a journey in their own locality and the wider global community ensuring that pupils develop a deep understanding of what it means to be a good citizen.

Through PSHE,  our church school values  and our strong links with local clergy, children develop a strong sense of right and wrong, they are caring , kind and respectful of others.

Children understand the importance of collaboration and enjoy problem solving activities in multiple subjects. They develop independence, stamina and resilience and are ready for the next stage of their learning journey.

There is a strong sense of community at CSM where every child and their family is  valued. We support children to develop an understanding of how to manage their own mental and physical health.

Our P.E. provision is excellent, all children have access to a wide range of different sports, expert coaching, intra and inter school competition and targeted interventions.

Enrichment  opportunities  ensure that children have new experiences to support understanding and develop learning.

Parents are encouraged to take an active role in their child’s learning journey through regular opportunities to visit school and receive feedback.

We have developed a set of statements and symbols to help our whole school community understand why we teach the variety of subject areas that make up our school curriculum.

Reading & Phonics


Coningsby St Michael’s aims for all children to read with confidence, fluency and understanding; have an interest in the written word and read for enjoyment; and employ a range of independent strategies to self monitor and correct.


  • At Key stage 1 children should begin to read fiction and non-fiction independently and with enthusiasm.
  • At Key stage 2 children should read a range of texts and respond to different layers of meaning in them.
  • All pupils receive weekly opportunities for planned whole class guided reading lessons with a teacher. Shared and independent reading will take place whenever appropriate.
  • Class reading opportunities are differentiated either through texts or support.
  • Foundation Stage and KS1 follow RWInc- Phonics
  • Classes in KS2 s in school will have a class text usually related to the current topic. The class will explore the text in English lessons and use it as the stimulus for different forms of writing. This text will be shared with parents on class curriculum newsletters.
  • Reading material is varied to reflect a variety of genres, topics, personal choice and current affairs.
  • All pupils and parents are actively encouraged and supported to enjoy home reading.
  • Phonics is taught daily in Foundation Stage & Key stage 1 using the RWInc phonics program; Book bag books from RWINc are matched closely to children's phonics level
  • Classrooms provide banded reading books, picture books and paperbacks for more confident readers.
  • All book areas reflect current topics which are updated each half term.
  • All classes have the opportunity to visit the school library weekly. Children are encouraged to choose material which will engage and challenge them.
  • Children will have the opportunity to change home reading books during guided reading sessions in Key stage 1 and whenever appropriate in Key stage 2.

We feel strongly that reading high quality texts can support learning in all curriculum areas. We have collected a library of books to support learning in maths in the early years and through key stage 1. We are currently working on developing a similar resource to support our older children too.

Further details about the curriculum are available on our year group pageson the website  or by contacting class teachers.