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Curriculum

Welcome to the Curriculum page of our website. Here you will find information on the different subjects taught at Highfield Primary School.

We believe at Highfield that learning should be fun! We provide our children with a stimulating learning environment and always think of exciting ways to 'hook' our children into their learning. We are really proud of our fantastic 'Forest School' environment where children have direct access to quality outdoor learning and our amazing library bus which encourages our pupils to become avid readers!

We have developed our curriculum based around the National curriculum. We adopt a thematic approach which is shaped to the needs of our children. As well as the National Curriculum being covered we also aim to develop core skills that we feel are important for our children in order for them to succeed in modern Britain, things such as teamwork, respect, enthusiasm and self - belief.

Our curriculum gives pupils opportunities to learn, build on and develop new skills, concepts and knowledge. Pupils experience a wide range of subjects and activities that allow them to explore different topics in detail.

CURRICULUM AIMS

Our aim is to develop inquisitive minds and a passion for learning. We aim to equip our children with the skills to fully participate in an ever changing world and to be respectful and productive members of the community. Our children are encouraged to have high expectations and self belief to enable them to fulfil their potential.

The children and their learning are at the core of everything that we do at Highfield Primary School. Our school motto is 'Aiming High'.

Highfield Primary aims to nurture and prepare children educationally, socially, morally and physically for their continuing education. We aim for our pupils to have skills to be successful, independent, motivated and resilient learners. This is done by our whole school "Growth Mindset' approach. We encourage our children to be risk takers and to develop a mindset where it's ok to make mistakes as we learn from our mistakes. Children are encouraged to be resilient and never give up!

They are encouraged to show:

  • Courage
  • Inspiration
  • Persistence
  • Motivation
  • Resilience

They are also encouraged to show 'GRIT' :

Give it your all

Redo if necessary

Ignore giving up

Take time to do it right

 

EARLY YEARS FOUNDATION STAGE

We aim to ensure that each child is given the opportunity to experience the very best possible start to their education through developing a positive self-image, independence and care for others. At Highfield we provide a safe, secure and challenging environment which offers a wide range of learning experiences for all individuals. High quality care and education is provided to promote effective leaning and development for each child based on the Early Years Foundation Stage framework.

Our Early Years children follow the 7 areas of learning :

  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Physical Development
  • Communication and Language
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding of the World
  • Expressive Arts and Design

 

KS1/KS2

The following subjects are included in the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Computing
  • Religious Education
  • Art
  • Design Technology
  • Music
  • Geography
  • History
  • Physical Education
  • Personal Social and Health Education
  • KS2 Modern Foreign Language (Spanish)

 

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