Haydon Wick Primary School Learning & Education

Overview

We are an over-subscribed and popular primary school. Geographically, we are located on the edge of a large urban area but celebrate and promote our village school ethos and roots. We are a school that values the individual and individuality. A school where every child is given the opportunity to succeed.

At Haydon Wick we believe in enabling every child to become the very best of themselves. Our curriculum is designed to allow children to work hard, remember more, and make a positive difference to themselves and others.

Curriculum Intent

Our Curriculum has four golden threads which are woven through all we do.

Knowledge and Skills intent:

Our intention is to develop lifelong learners who have the skills, knowledge, and curiosity needed to take full advantage of every opportunity in life.

Values intent:

Our intention is that all children recognise and maintain a shared set of values, which will allow them to make a positive difference to themselves and others in a rapidly changing, modern world.

Language intent:

Our intention is that all children will acquire the language to allow them to express their thoughts, ideas, and learning in a clear and coherent manner.

Inclusivity intent:

Our intention is that no child is left behind. Every child, regardless of background, social, emotional, or educational need will achieve well and fulfill their potential.


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.

Early Years Policy Download
Early Years Intent Download

Curriculum Policies in a Nutshell

PSHE Policy in a Nutshell Download
RE Policy in a Nutshell Download
Modern Foreign Languages in a Nutshell Download
Physical Education Policy in a Nutshell Download
Phonics Policy in a Nutshell Download
Music Policy in a Nutshell Download
Maths Policy in a Nutshell Download
History Policy in a Nutshell Download
Geography Policy in a Nutshell Download
English Policy in a Nutshell Download
DT Policy in a Nutshell Download
Computing Policy in a Nutshell Download
Art & Design Policy in a Nutshell Download
Science Policy in a Nutshell Download

Phonics


As a school we are transitioning from Letters and Sounds to Little Wandle.

Phonics Policy in a Nutshell Download
Early Reading Policy 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 and Technology Progression Download
Design and Technology Vocabulary Progression 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
Art Progression Map Download
Computing - Overview Download
Computing - Online Safety Progression Download
Computing - Subject Progression Download
History & Geography - Overview Download
Modern Foreign Languages - Overview Download
Modern Foreign Language Progression Map Download
Music - Overview Download
Personal, Social & Health Education - Overview Download
PE Curriculum Map Download
PE Progression Journey Download
PE Progression Map Download
PE Vocabulary Progression Map Download
Science Progression Map 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
Writing with Children at Home 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 Curriculum Planning Download

PSHE Curriculum information

PSHE in a nutshell Download
01 BM Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents Download
02 CD Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents Download
03 DG Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents Download
04 HM Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents Download
05 RL Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents Download
06 CM Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents Download
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