Statement of Intent
We have planned our curriculum to extend the children’s knowledge and understanding of the world they live in, to enable them to use their skills confidently and in a range of situations and enrich their lives by exposing them to a variety of first-hand experiences and opportunities. We intend to create confident, resilient, independent passionate learners, with high aspirations for the future. We encourage our pupils to ask questions about the world and to reflect on their own beliefs, values and experiences.
We look for the awe and wonder in the world around us and celebrate our part in this. Through our Christian or individual beliefs, we develop our spirituality and opportunities for reflection.
We intend to develop respectful individuals who value keeping themselves healthy in mind and body and make positive contributions to their community.
Our Shared Federation Curriculum
All staff and classes across the Green Hills Federation follow the same curriculum which is bespoke to our schools and carefully adapted to meet the needs and priorities of the children that we teach and the locality that we serve.
We teach this curriculum across three mixed-age classes:
Reception / Year 1
Year 2 / Year 3
Year 4 / Year 5
From children’s Reception year we aim to embed and develop the Early Year’s Curriculum so that it feeds through into the Key Stage One curriculum and beyond.
We have developed topics that deliver the key National Curriculum skills and knowledge for pupils and identify progression within the taught curriculum. This means that key areas of learning are revisited and built upon year on year.
Within our curriculum we identify ambitious and appropriate targets for pupils to reach at the end of each key stage and Year 5 so they are prepared for middle school education and Year 6 curriculum.
Our curriculum is designed to be engaging and relevant to the children in our school today. It provides opportunities for independence, collaboration, creativity and exploration.
Maths and English permeate throughout the whole curriculum. Children will be taught at and above year group expectations, with additional support and interventions in place for those children who require it.
Long Term Plans
The long term plans for each class follow a two year cycle. These map out coverage of subjects such as History, Geography and Science which are used to plan topic titles. Links are made where possible to subjects such as Design Technology, Art, Computing and Music, but these subjects are also planned as standalone lessons where necessary. French (KS2 only) PE, PSHCE and RE are also taught throughout the year, cross curricular links are made but subject specific schemes of work are followed.
As well as the planned curriculum which has subject coverage there is also the curriculum which promotes social, moral, spiritual and cultural awareness. This is a real strength of the school and is integrated in every subject in every part of the day.
How to find out more about our curriculum
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum please speak to our Headteacher Mrs. Wagstaff who has overall responsibility for leading the curriculum. Our staff have individual areas of the curriculum which they lead, Mrs. Wagstaff will be able to provide further direction of the best source of support for your enquiry.