The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

The Spinney Primary School

Teaching and Learning Together

Our Curriculum



The Spinney Primary School is in the heart of Cherry Hinton, an area with a rich social and culturally diverse community.


At The Spinney, the uniqueness of every child is recognised and valued. As such, our curriculum embraces the community from which it exists, recognising and celebrating the diverse backgrounds and experiences from which our children originate. We constantly adapt our learning journey to meet the needs and interests of our children, offering an outstanding education underpinned by a broad, culturally rich and powerful curriculum to ensure that all pupils are well equipped for the next stages in their education. 


Curriculum Intent


The curriculum is the totality of pupils' learning experiences. It is everything that surrounds the child, from their academic learning, well-being and preparation for life. At The Spinney Primary School we believe that our curriculum should be broad, balanced, rich and relevant, meet the needs of all children whatever their ability or background and help to develop the whole child, spiritually, culturally, morally, academically, creatively, intellectually and physically. 





We implement our curriculum intent through the taught curriculum which consists of the Early Years Foundation Stage Programme of Study, The National Curriculum, the school curriculum and the wider curriculum as our young people engage with the wider eco-system in Cambridge and beyond.


Underpinning our curriculum are our Spinney Golden Threads:

  • Social Injustice
  • Climate Change
  • Multiculturalism and Diversity.


At The Spinney we ensure the children have a range engaging learning experiences that challenge, stimulate and promote thinking and learning. The curriculum meets statutory requirements and is carefully planned, sequenced and balanced through a whole school approach aligning with the statutory National Curriculum to ensure key knowledge and concepts are taught.


Much of the learning in foundation subjects is planned in mixed year group teams around themes which usually last for a term or half a term. This programme of study is presented as curriculum map and parents and children are given termly copies of this detailing the elements of study that will be covered. 

Want to know more about our curriculum?

Please take a look at our Class pages, where we share our Medium Term plans that have more detail about our curriculum.

More information about each subject is available in the subject's own page. The links are below.