Henwick Primary School

Belonging,
Respect,
Compassion,

Collaboration,
Ambition.

Curriculum

 Intent

Our curriculum intent is built upon our school values: belonging, respect, compassion, collaboration and ambition. The Henwick curriculum aims to enable pupils to:

  • Value and understand the importance of their ongoing education.
  • Become confident, positive learners who make effective progress and achieve their potential.
  • Develop a deeper understanding of the world around them and their place within it, both locally and globally.
  • Understand how to live a safe, healthy and happy life.

 

Implementation

We do this by ensuring:

  • Learning is purposefully planned to build upon prior learning and develop deeper understanding from EYFS to year 6.
  • Clear progression documents (based on the National Curriculum) account for how the curriculum is both spiral and interleaved; accounting for prior knowledge, key objectives (from the national curriculum), key vocabulary and key themes. We focus on both the journey our curriculum takes children on and the role of cognitive psychology to build up knowledge and skills.
  • Teachers deliberately 'go beyond the obvious’ and ‘what’s to hand’ in curriculum delivery to ensure pupils are able to learn about key topics from different perspectives.

 

Impact

Our curriculum:

  • Promotes ambitious, aspirational high standards in Reading, Writing and Maths – readying children for their next stage of education.
  • Exposes children to a diverse range of quality texts and a love of reading, across the curriculum.
  • Is broad, balanced and well-structured; with sequenced learning that ensures progress in each subject.
  • Values subjects as a discipline in their own right.
  • Provides children with a sense of wellbeing and pride in all that they achieve.
  • Offers a broad range of enrichment opportunities to further support the development of cultural capital.