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Our School Curriculum

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To support us in implementing the 2014 National Curriculum Hilperton C of E Primary School has decided to follow the Inspire Curriculum. We are supplementing this with some of our own school topics.  The Inspire Curriculum is split into 54 units. Each Class will cover 9 units each academic year – each unit is approximately 4 weeks long.  As we have mixed age classes in the school there is a rolling program to ensure that there is progression across these units.  We use the Inspire Curriculum as a basis to teach pupils English, Science, Art & Design, Design & Technology, Geography, History, Computing and Music.

Each topic begins with an exciting ‘Launch’ lesson and teachers send home a breakdown of the curriculum areas to be taught in the unit. This will ensure parents are fully informed and know what skills their child is being taught in school so that they can continue to support their child at home.  To support home learning we use Homework charts linked to the topics where the children have a choice of projects that they can do – this allows them to follow their own area of interest within the topic that they are studying and lets them use a wide range of skills and talents to show what they have learnt.

The documents below will give you more information about each of the units.

English:  The content of the English lessons is directly linked to the units that the children are learning about in their topic – e.g. if the topic is about World War II then the stimulus for writing will be linked to the topic.  The school has its own progression of text types to ensure that there is progression for the children from Year 1 to Year 6.  We also have a progression of sentence types that we teach the children across the school. 

Reading Scheme:

The school has developed its own graded reading scheme where books are banded by ability levels and, within that, uses books  that are a mixture of ‘real books’ and those from well know schemes, the main ones of which are:

To find out more information of each published scheme, please click on the links.

Teaching of Phonics:

The school uses three schemes to support its teaching of phonics, which are:

Again, please click on the links to find out more about these schemes.

Maths:

We teach Maths using the objectives from the National Curriculum – we support this by using the progress drives from Big Maths to ensure robust progression across all aspects of Core Numeracy. Teachers use Hamilton Maths to support them with their planning.

Curriculum Information Evening

We held a parent information evening to explain the new curriculum and talk about the implications that it has on how we are assessing the children.  If you were not able to attend the meeting we have attached the relevent documents.