“Aiming high; learning together; living together”
Our Curriculum Intent
Hemington Primary School aims to offer a rich and diverse curriculum for all our pupils. We value the talents and ambitions of our children and work with them to ensure they achieve their best at all times. Our curriculum is designed to meet the learning needs of our children and to ensure they have the opportunity to experience a wide range of enriching activities. Children are engaged in learning that is meaningful and beneficial to them, which motivates them to become lifelong learners.
Our personalised, cohesive ‘Learning Means the World’ curriculum is innovative, forward-thinking and highly relevant – dealing with tomorrow’s issues today. It is devoted to providing pupils with a broad and deep level of learning, developing fully rounded individuals, fuelling creativity and resulting in positive change. Click here to find out more.
Children are taught science, history, geography, music, art, design and technology, PE, RE, PSHE and French (in KS2) across the year. A curriculum map is followed by teachers which ensures that the key skills in each subject are taught and that progression in learning and end points they are aiming towards are clear. Our EYFS curriculum is closely aligned to ‘Development Matters’ and provides an enriching environment where children can fully develop their own interests alongside the characteristics of effective learning. Subject leaders also ensure that there are a range of opportunities throughout the year for children to develop cultural capital.
We aim to provide learners with the necessary skills and knowledge they require to succeed in life, through listening and challenging each other, developing a rich vocabulary and becoming confident to articulate their views and beliefs.
If you would like further information about the curriculum at Hemington Primary School, please contact Mrs Davis.
Early Reading and Phonics
Our phonics scheme Sounds Write is taught throughout the key stages and the children have access to reading material which complements the scheme. Please click the link to read more information about the scheme. Sounds Write Phonics Scheme
Reading and Writing
Reading is at the centre of learning at Hemington. We want our pupils to be proficient readers, to enjoy reading and to develop their reading skills as they continue on through school – and through life. Reading is taught daily through a Shared Reading approach in KS2.
Hemington Primary School uses Accelerated Reader, which provides a comprehensive book cataloguing and assessment system for all year groups and complements our reading curriculum. All children have their own login and reading can be monitored by staff and parents. Please click here to read our Reading Policy
In writing, each class follows a progression in writing which includes the elements of composition, grammar, spelling and spoken language. Click here to read our English Policy
All classes follow a progression map for maths from White Rose which breaks the National Curriculum down into small achievable steps. It begins with the objectives set for EYFS, and then shows clear progression through to Year 6. The areas of learning are split into:
- Number and Place Value
- Addition and Subtraction
- Multiplication and Division
- Fractions and Decimals
- Measures, Shape and Space, Statistics & Ratio
Teachers ensure that the key elements of maths are taught and practiced regularly. These are:
- Reasoning mathematically
- Problem solving
Please click here to read our Maths Policy
Progression in Foundation Subjects
While all year groups have stand alone English and Maths lessons, skills in these areas are embedded throughout other subject areas. Subjects are taught using a thematic approach to learning which has been developed with the needs of all pupils in mind.
Assessment of children’s skills is ongoing, with Cold Tasks and Hot Tasks used in writing and Maths to show progression and ensuring objectives are met throughout a unit of work in English and Maths.
The curriculum is enhanced further through residential trips in years 4, 5 and 6. These trips give the children valuable learning experiences which can be used back in school; in addition they also help Year 6 pupils develop resilience which will aid their transition into KS3. We also offer an extensive range of day visits linking to the children’s learning and to enhance their scope and develop opportunities throughout each year. Such trips have included Aero Zone (East Midlands Airport), Pantomimes, theatre trips, Space Centre and many, many more. We offer opportunities to use PE and team building skills in the locality including Outdoor Learning in the woodland area adjacent to the school where each class attends Forest School.
The children have opportunities to develop dance and drama skills with an external theatre company and we are delighted to showcase productions in outside venues during the year.
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