The curriculum for Key Stage 1 (Years 1 and 2) and Key Stage 2 (Years 3, 4, 5 and 6) is very similar and includes the following broad entitlement:
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English is taught through a specific literacy lesson each day and through theme work.
|Mathematics||Hinde House allocates 60 minutes per day in each key stage for the teaching of mathematics.|
|Science||Science is taught every week. Where possible, links are made to the theme for that half term.|
Hinde House allocates a minimum of 60 minutes per week to each class in a dedicated ICT suite for the development of ICT skills and capability.
These lessons are linked wherever possible to the theme. Each class also has access to additional time in the ICT suite to develop the use of ICT in other subjects
Hinde House allocates a minimum of 2 hours per week in each key stage for the teaching of PE.
No jewellery is allowed for PE lessons and all children are required to take part.
|Personal Social Health and Citizenship Education/Circle Time/SEAL (Social and Emotional aspects of learning)||Each week there is dedicated time for the teaching of Personal, Social and Health Education, including delivery of the SEAL programme.|
|Religious Education||Hinde House’s coverage of the RE curriculum is based upon the locally agreed syllabus for RE.|
The CTC (history, geography, music, art and design) is taught for a minimum of of 3 1/2 hours per week. The length of teaching time spent on each subject within a theme varies. It could last for an hour per week, or take up the whole allocation of 3 hours per week. Wherever possible, Art is used as a medium at least once a week to teach the theme. Example themes are Y1/2, Super heroes and monsters, Y3/4, Earthquakes and volcanoes, Y5/6, circus.
|Design and Technology||Design and Technology is part of the CTC but is taught by the immersion model where the regular timetable is flexible for at east 1 day every half term.|
|Modern Foreign Languages||Taught by a cross phase and specialist Modern Foreign Languages teacher. Although Hinde House allocates a minimum of 3 1/2 hours per week to the CTC, MFL can take up part of this allocation. It is taught for a minimum of 30 minutes directly in every year group from Foundation Stage 1 to Year 6 and for 30 minutes in small episodes throughout the week.|
|International and Global Dimensions||
The global dimension explores what connects us to the rest of the world. It incorporates theconcepts of global citizenship, conflict resolution, diversity, human rights, interdependence, social justice, sustainable development and values and perceptions. Every year there are separately timetabled thematic days, activity weeks and events set aside for the study of particular aspects of global awareness together with links in all themes to the wider international arena and through visits and assemblies.
|To complement and facilitate the Creative Thematic Curriculum, the last 3 days of each half term are allocated to focused learning challenges and investigations.|