At Hemyock Primary School we will ensure that your children are happy, stimulated and challenged so that they can make progress across the curriculum and achieve the highest standards possible. Your children will be taught by teachers, with high expectations, who will plan a curriculum that is interesting, relevant, extends your children’s understanding of the subjects and ensures high quality work and outcomes.
As your children progress through the school, they will develop high expectations of themselves in terms of their learning and behaviour; they will be encouraged to be independent learners who can also work co-operatively with others; they will develop support skills and nurturing skills towards their peers and younger pupils and also organisational skills to support their learning.
Our curriculum provides opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations who know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society. There is a high focus on developing children’s moral, spiritual, social and cultural understanding. ensures that children are well prepared for life in their own community and the communities of modern Britain.
Our subject leaders play an important part in the success of the curriculum by leading a regular programme of monitoring, evaluation and review. We have developed our curriculum to bring about the aims and values of our school, and to respond to the particular needs of the local community.
We outline below examples of how the school will enrich the curriculum in order to give all pupils the opportunity to excel and to ensure that they are stimulated by their learning and motivated to learn.
Children can expect to experience the following:
- Regular opportunities to share outcomes in assemblies
- Regular opportunities to contribute towards their learning and be involved in decision-making
- Opportunities to represent the school through sporting events and musical/dramatic events
- As broad a range of clubs and extra-curricular activities possible
- The opportunity to play a musical instrument and to join a choir.
- Opportunities to work with our local community
- The opportunity to be a mentor either as a buddy for a younger pupils or as a Mental Health Ambassador
- The opportunity to undertake Bike Ability
- Opportunities to learn through practical, hands on, investigative activities e.g. cooking, growing vegetables, walking skills etc.
- Opportunities to learn with children of all ages in our Friendship Groups
Children can also expect to experience the following visits and visitors to the school:
- A professional artist in residence
- A residential visit from Year 3 to 6
- Visits/visitors that are linked to class and whole school learning
- The opportunity to play in local and trust wide sports tournaments
- Opportunities to work alongside parents and share with parents our curriculum celebrations
The following section provides an overview of the curriculum at Hemyock Primary School, Year by year and subject by subject. Links between subjects are made where relevant and allow pupils to engage in a creative curriculum, designed to promote knowledge acquisition and progressive skills.
For more information about curriculum in our school please refer to class pages in ‘Children‘ for photos of our curriculum provision each term for each year group.
Class specific letters can also be found on our ‘Children‘ page where you can select a class.
Class Curriculum Overviews:
Ventrus Curriculum Intent
The curriculum across Ventrus schools is designed to provide a broad and balanced education that meets the needs of all children. It defines what children will learn at each stage of their education, preparing learners for future success either in the next step in their education or for life in modern Britain. The curriculum design is purposeful, engaging and with clear intentions. The ambitious intent of the curriculum ensures that all children have an entitlement to a high quality inclusive education, which is underpinned by the teaching of essential skills, knowledge, concepts and values, which are embedded and developed over time.
Every child is recognised as a unique individual and is provided with opportunities and experiences to enable them to have the confidence and skills to make decisions, self-evaluate, make connections and become aspirational life-long learners. They are provided with challenges which build resilience, confidence and independence.
The curriculum supports the children’s physical, spiritual, moral, social and cultural development, ensuring that they are well prepared to play a positive role in modern Britain and the wider world.
As a Trust, our curriculum must respond dynamically to reflect the challenges of the day and the predicted challenges which our children will face in the future. The Trust and the schools within it, will constantly evaluate the design of the curriculum to ensure that it supports the roles that children and young people play in society now and in the future.