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.
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.
Curriculum Policies in a Nutshell
Modern Foreign Languages in a Nutshell
Physical Education Policy in a Nutshell
Art & Design Policy in a Nutshell
As a school we are transitioning from Letters and Sounds to Little Wandle.
Key Stages 1 & 2
The core curriculum at key stages 1 and 2 comprises:
Children also study the subjects below, called foundation subjects, as part of the national curriculum:
- Art and design
- Design technology
- Physical education
In Key Stage 2, pupils are taught French as well as personal, social, health, citizenship, education, and British values.
Design and Technology Progression
Design and Technology Vocabulary Progression
Computing - Online Safety Progression
Computing - Subject Progression
Modern Foreign Languages - Overview
Modern Foreign Language Progression Map
Personal, Social & Health Education - Overview
Year 1 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Appendix
Year 2 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Appendix
Year 3 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Appendix
Year 4 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Appendix
Year 5 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Appendix
Year 6 Vocabulary, Grammar & Punctuation Appendix
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.
PSHE Curriculum information
01 BM Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents
02 CD Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents
03 DG Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents
04 HM Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents
05 RL Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents
06 CM Jigsaw Skills and knowledge progression for parents