Part of the Glyn Academies Trust

Whole School Curriculum

Our primary purpose at Hillcroft Primary School is to nurture learners so they develop a love of learning and are provided with the knowledge and skills to enable them to achieve their personal best. 

Ensuring children are socially and emotionally prepared for learning is paramount for learning to take place. Therefore, nurturing our children is central to our curriculum offer and Hillcroft has a whole school approach to this, ensuring children are taught and encouraged to adopt lifelong skills for learning. The schools STRONG learning values embed our curriculum intent as they encourage both staff and children to develop as Self motivated, Risk Taking, Reflective learners who Own their learning, Never give up and Gain in confidence over time. 

Our challenging, inclusive, broad and balanced curriculum celebrates diversity, inspires and motivates a lifelong love of learning, providing children with a rich range of memorable learning opportunities.  Driven by inspirational curriculum leaders and passionate and enthusiastic teachers, our curriculum:

 

-Actively reflects a wide range of cultures, social groups and people to broaden children’s experiences and actively encourage anti-racism and discourage discrimination of any kind

-Is guided by the school’s STRONG behaviour and learning values

-Is highly ambitious for, and instils intellectual curiosity within, all children

-Revisits and builds upon children’s existing knowledge and skills

-Considers the children’s context and circumstances

-Strives to close the vocabulary gap

-Encourages depth of thinking, elaboration, extension and connection 

-Involves the whole community

-Prepares the children for the next phase of their education

-Equips the children with the knowledge and cultural capital that they need to succeed in life

-Aligns to the objectives set out in the National Curriculum

 

Themes and Topics for Autumn Term 2022 -2023:

Year group

Themes and Topics

Nursery

Autumn 1: Why do you Love me so much?

Autumn 2: Why do leaves go crispy?

Reception

Autumn 1: Do you want to be friends?

Autumn 2: Will you read me a story?

Year 1

All About Me

Year 2

London's Burning

Year 3

London's Calling

Year 4

Rome wasn't Built in a Day

Year 5

To Infinity and Beyond!

Year 6

Europe at War

Themes and Topics for Spring Term 2022 -2023:

Year group

Themes and Topics

Nursery

Autumn 1: Where does Snow go?

Autumn 2: Are Eggs Alive?

Reception

Autumn 1: What happens when I go to sleep?

Autumn 2: Do all Superheroes where capes?

Year 1

Past People and Places

Year 2

Castles and Caterham

Year 3

School of Rock

Year 4

Invaders and Settlers

Year 5

Rocking the Western World

Year 6

Into the Forest

If you require any further information on Hillcroft School's curriculum, please contact Alex Swain, at: a.swain@hillcroftschool.org

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