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Curriculum Primary - Key Stages 1 - 2

The KS1 and KS2 Curriculum

The curriculum structure 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:

English

English is taught through a specific literacy lesson each day and through theme work. Phonics delivery is through the Read, Write, Inc Scheme implemented across the primary phase. Reading is taught through the 5 steps to Reading and Writing through a 7 step programme. This is consistent from Y1-6. The school uses ‘The Oxford Reading Tree Scheme’ and this too runs from FS1 to Y6.

Mathematics

Sixty minutes per day is spent in each key stage for the specific teaching of mathematics and also an additional 10-15 minutes, three times per week, focusing on number skills. The application of mathematics into other subjects is also facilitated.

PE

Hinde House allocates a minimum of 2 hours per week in each key stage for the teaching of PE.
This includes dance, gymnastics, athletics, games, outdoor adventurous education and swimming. Cycling is also part of the curriculum for older pupils.

Swimming

Children in year 4 are offered 12 weeks swimming lessons at a local swimming baths.

Religious Education

Hinde House’s coverage of the RE curriculum is based upon the locally agreed syllabus for RE. In addition to collective worship, the school dedicates one full day per half term to the study of one aspect of one of the six major world religions.

 

Our learning drivers are Community, Communication and Possibilities.

We teach our thematic curriculum and the foundation subjects through the support of the Dimensions Package

 

Foundation Curriculum

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.

We teach

• Knowledge – Propositional (facts and figures, key information), Procedural (knowing how to…), Experiential (knowledge that comes from experiences, you cannot buy it or necessarily plan for it).

• Skills – Learning skills (linked to procedural knowledge) and life skills.

• Attitudes and Values – The Core Values should be linked clearly to the learning.

 

 

The Four Core World Skills are

• CULTURE
• COMMUNICATION
• CONFLICT
• CONSERVATION

These are delivered through Four Learning Pathways:

• Explorers (EYFS)
• Pathfinders
• Adventurers
• Navigators

 

Year 1 - P1
Year 2 - P2
Year 3 - A1
Year 4 - A2
Year 5 - N1
Year 6 - N2

 

Dimensions Curriculum – The HHP Approach

Maths

To be taught discretely, but if staff feel the links are appropriate, they can be taught as part of the theme.

English

To be taught discretely, but if staff feel the links are appropriate, they can be taught as part of the theme. Genre ideas could be used as a text type.

Science, History, Geography and Music

Keep within the ‘Learning Means the World’ Planning.

D&T and Art

Keep within the ‘Learning Means the World’ Planning. (new pre-learning tasks coming up in January 2020).

Dance / Drama

Keep within the ‘Learning Means the World’ Planning. If we are short of time, ditch this!

PSHE/ P4C

Keep within the ‘Learning Means the World’ Planning.

RE

Sheffield agreed syllabus – RE drop down day.

PE

To be taught discretely.

Spanish

To be taught discretely.

 

Our New Drivers

  • Communication
    • Vocabulary
    • Technology
    • Interaction
  • Community
    • School Community
    • Local Community
    • Global Community
  • Vision
    • Curiosity
    • Experiences
    • Aspiration

 

Please view the Theme Overview below

 

For further information regarding the KS1 and KS2 curriculum please contact one of the Senior Leadership Team at the school via the Contact Us page.