Annual Overview 2017 - 2018
At Haworth, we have worked together to design a unique, balanced, rich and inspiring curriculum which specifically meets the academic, personal and social needs of our pupils whilst adhering to the requirements of the Primary National Curriculum 2014. Our curriculum encourages all pupils to explore and celebrate diversity whilst becoming enthusiastic, independent and confident learners ready to take their place as positive British and global citizens. English and Maths are taught both as discrete subjects daily and as an integral part of our Creative Curriculum.Please click on the year group you would like to read about below. On these pages, you will find detailed information about topics and focusses.
Children begin their school life in either Nursery or Reception. This is known as the Early Years Foundation Stage. The Early Years Framework (EYFS) sets out the learning and development stages as they grow from birth to five years old. The EYFS outlines what staff need to do to support your child.
The document below 'What to expect, when?' has been produced to help you to find out more about your child's learning and development during their first five years, in relation to the EYFS. To read the full booklet please click HERE.
EYFS In the Foundation Stage we follow the EYFS curriculum, encouraging the children to be active learners. The children are encouraged through play and exploration to develop the skills that form a strong foundation for their future learning. This is supported with the provision of a range of real life experiences through educational visits and visitors in school. In addition, we have carefully planned and resourced continuous provision, which provides our children with a wide range of experiences to learn through play.
As children progress from Nursery to Reception, we aim to provide opportunities for more adult led focused sessions alongside learning through play. The children continue to learn through self directed play for much of the time but there is an expectation that they will attend to adult led focussed activities for increasing periods as they progress through Reception and Year 1.
KEY STAGE 1 & KEY STAGE 2
Phonics We teach synthetic phonics from Nursery, using the Letters and Sounds and the Phonics Bug programs. For an overview of the curriculum for each year group please click below for each year group. If you would like any further information about the curriculum for your child’s year group please contact their class teacher, who will be happy to discuss it with you.
Writing The teaching of writing skills is embedded across the curriculum and is supported by the formal teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling.
Reading The teaching of reading is supported by a number of reading schemes in school which, along with our well stocked library, provide a huge range of reading materials for our children to experience. Reading is taught throughout school as a discrete subject as well as being an integral part of English. Children are encouraged to read a range of challenging texts and develop a love of reading. These texts make links to learning in other areas of the curriculum. This is supported by adult led small group, differentiated guided reading sessions. These sessions provide the opportunity for the class teacher to further develop children’s independent reading skills. Children are also identified for individual support and intervention, such as daily 1 to 1 reading.
Mathematics The teaching of Maths is based on the National Curriculum and is supported by our teaching of mental maths skills and our calculation policy. We aim to provide children with the ability to reason in a logical way and to apply mathematics through problem solving in real life contexts. We want to help children to see the links between maths and other subjects and deepen their understanding through investigations and applications of maths across the curriculum. Every opportunity is taken to use, apply and practise Maths and English skills.
Computing, History, Geography, Art, PE, RE, Design Technology, Science, Music, Drama and PSHCE are taught, where appropriate, in an integrated way. By using the natural links between subjects and ideas, the learning becomes real and meaningful to our children. We do not believe in contriving links but in making the most of these where they naturally exist. Science, therefore, is also taught as a stand-alone subject.
PSHCE Personal, Social, Health and Economic (PSHE) education is a planned, developmental programme of learning through which
children and young people acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives now and in the future. For more information on our PSHE curriculum CLICK HERE
As part of a whole-school approach, PSHE education develops the qualities and attributes pupils need to thrive as individuals,
family members and members of society.
RE The children learn about 6 major religions: Buddhism, Christianity, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism, following the 2016-2020 agreed Bradford syllabus. This gives the children a moral understanding and knowledge of religious beliefs and practices to help them become tolerant, caring members of society. The Agreed Syllabus can be found HERE.
Phonics We teach synthetic phonics from Nursery, using the Letters and Sounds and the Phonics Bug programs. For an overview of the curriculum for each year group please click in the links at the top of the page for each year group. If you would like any further information about the curriculum for your child’s year group please contact their class teacher, who will be happy to discuss it with you.