Haydon Wick Primary School Learning & Education

Overview

There is a national curriculum set for each subject and each year group that ensures children at Our School get the best education possible.


The Early Years Foundation Stage (Reception)

The foundation stage makes a crucial contribution to children’s early development and learning.

We provide children with a rich variety of teaching and learning experiences that are appropriate to their needs. The foundation stage is about developing key learning skills, such as listening, speaking, concentrating, persistence, and how to work and co-operate with others.

The early learning goals that make up the foundation stage curriculum are:

The Prime Areas

  • Communication and language
  • Physical development
  • Personal, social, and emotional development

The Specific Areas

  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the world
  • Expressive arts and design

The outdoor environment is also a very special part of the foundation stage curriculum. As such, time spent utilising outdoor areas is carefully planned for and available each day. This includes utilising the specially equipped outdoor area available to our reception classes.

The teaching to achieve these early learning goals will be delivered through first-hand experience and structured play. The areas of experience are linked to the foundation stage curriculum.

Assessment of development and learning needs are ongoing throughout the school year, and the teacher will keep records of children’s experiences and attainments.

During term 1, the teacher will carry out a baseline assessment for every child. This will establish where they are in all aspects of their learning and development and help future planning. The results of this early assessment will be shared with parents at the parents’ evening in term 1. By the end of the year, the teacher will have built up an accurate profile of each child’s development.

30 to 50 months - Curriculum overview Download
40 to 60 months - Curriculum overview Download
Early Learning Goals Download

Key Stages 1 & 2

The core curriculum at key stages 1 and 2 comprises:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science

Children also study the subjects below, called foundation subjects, as part of the national curriculum:

  • Computing
  • Art and design
  • Design technology
  • History
  • Geography
  • Music
  • Physical education

In Key Stage 2, pupils are taught French as well as personal, social, health, citizenship, education, and British values.

English - KS1 Overview Download
English - KS2 Overview Download
Maths - KS1 Overview Download
Maths - KS2 Overview Download
Science - KS1 Overview Download
Science - KS2 Overview Download
Design Technology - Year 1 Download
Design Technology - Year 2 Download
Design Technology - Year 3 Download
Design Technology - Year 4 Download
Design Technology - Year 5 Download
Design Technology - Year 6 Download
Music - Overview Download
Physical Education - Year 1 & 2 Download
Physical Education - Year 3 & 4 Download
Physical Education - Year 5 & 6 Download
Computing - Overview Download
Personal, Social & Health Education - Overview Download
Modern Foreign Languages - Overview Download
History & Geography - Overview Download

English Appendixes

Year 1 Spelling Appendix Download
Year 1 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Appendix Download
Year 2 Spelling Appendix Download
Year 2 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Appendix Download
Year 3-4 Spelling Appendix Download
Year 3 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Appendix Download
Year 4 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Appendix Download
Year 5-6 Spelling Appendix Download
Year 5 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Appendix Download
Year 6 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Appendix Download

Religious Education

Religious education is provided for all children as part of the curriculum and in accordance with the local authority’s agreed religious education syllabus.

Assembly is an important part of the school day, during which we meet together as a community. It is a time when we place emphasis on the development of values and attitudes towards each other and the world around us. Assemblies are non-denominational, and although they are of a broadly Christian nature, due consideration is given to the multicultural society in which we live.

RE Syllabus Download
RE Units Cycle 1 Download
RE Units Cycle 2 Download
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