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Our Key Stage 1 and 2 Curriculum

From Year 1 to Year 6 pupils follow a topic based curriculum which incorporates all National Curriculum subjects. Some aspects of the curriculum are delivered daily, weekly, ½ termly or during special themed weeks (Science Week, Art and Maths Week)

Our curriculum is enhanced and supported by:

  • a creative, dynamic and interactive learning and teaching environment to support and challenge individual learning;

  • WOW days;

  • Outdoor environment and local community use;

  • A formal timetabled programme of lessons which are based on the National Curriculum;

  • Extra-curricular activities such as year group drama productions, music and instrumental lessons, sports opportunities etc;

  • Outside educational visits and trips to enrich subjects and topics, such as visits to museums and art galleries, the local market, Suntrap etc;

  • Outside speakers and visitors in school for example parents, School Nurse, Community Police Officer etc;

More information about our curriculum and topics is shared with parents and carers through:

  • ½ termly letters to parents;

  • School website on Year Group and Subject pages;

  • Class assemblies;

  • Invitations to exhibitions, workshops and displays in school;

  • The school blog and school twitter @hmprimary;

We are committed to creating learning and a curriculum which is inclusive and relevant to our pupils and community and links are made though subjects as part of our creative topic based curriculum.

Mathematics and English are taught as discreet subjects and link to the class topic where appropriate. Phonics, spelling and reading are also taught as discreet subjects across the school.

You can download our curriculum and subject specific overviews below

We teach French discretely as our Modern Foreign language and use the Light Bulb scheme of work to support the teaching and learning of French in Years 3 - 6.

 

You can find out more about the units and the scheme by clicking on this link - Light Bulb Languages

Children in Reception follow the Foundation Stage Early Years Curriculum.

The curriculum is organised into different areas of learning.

Prime Areas:

Personal, Social and Emotional Development

Physical Development

Communication and Language

Specific Areas:

Literacy

Mathematics

Understanding of the World

Expressive Arts and Design

 

You can find out more about the Early Learning Goals by following this link to our Useful information pages

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