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The Hinde House Primary Phase curriculum is knowledge-engaged, which means that the focus is on skills underpinned by a firm grasp of understanding the knowledge needed to apply those skills.

Our curriculum is designed to inspire enthusiasm for learning, ensure achievement for all and support pupil wellbeing and happiness.

An important principle underpinning all curriculum content choices and sequencing is respect for subject disciplines. Whether organised in discrete subjects or in ‘topic’ based approaches (for example, in primary academies), progression in knowledge and understanding in subjects will usually drive choices and decisions about curriculum design. Supported and challenged by senior leaders, subject/ phase leaders will usually lead on subject curriculum decisions.

Our curriculum will ensure access and inclusion. An overarching principle is equality of access to the curriculum. For example, SEND pupils and EAL learners will, wherever possible, be supported to access a common curriculum, rather than be taught a restricted or unduly narrowed curriculum.

Reading to learn is a vital aspect across the curriculum subjects; we use Oxford Reading Tree and the Read Write Inc phonics programme to support the teaching and learning of reading skills.

At Hinde House, Foundation subjects are taught through the Dimensions Curriculum, named so because they provide breadth and depth to the subjects taught.

Dimensions = Breadth X Depth

Curriculum Breadth – Breadth of knowledge and skills needed by people in their lives and at work. A breadth of pedagogical approaches, and a breadth of learning experiences.

Curriculum Depth – Meaning and relevance; cohesion; opportunities for inquiry; development of critical and higher order thinking skills; integration of subjects; provision of access to information from a range of sources and viewpoints; authenticity of end products. Throughout the curriculum, we try to instil the school’s six ‘Core Values’ in everything that we do.

Please view more detail of this on the documents below.

For further information about the primary curriculum, please contact

Primary Curriculum Sept 2021/22

Dimensions Curriculum Overview