Our Curriculum Intent
At Hatherop CofE Primary School, the curriculum seeks to promote a natural desire for knowledge and understanding and a love of learning. Our Vision and Values underpin much of the curriculum so that children can learn in a caring, friendly, well-structured, positive and academically challenging environment. We have planned a curriculum that is creative, fun and focused upon skills. We want children to grow into positive, responsible people who can work and co-operate with others, while at the same time developing their knowledge and skills in order to achieve their true potential.
We have planned a curriculum that is broad and balanced but can be tailored to individual needs. The curriculum is broad in that a wide range of topics are taught to include all subjects within the national curriculum and balanced since no one subject area is valued more or less than another. Our curriculum is enriched through learning experiences involving learning from and about other places, people and cultures, through trips, visits and themed days. It is planned to promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development so that they can become confident and successful learners.
In every year group throughout the school, the teachers have planned a series of topic-based approaches to learning that are firmly rooted upon a set of skills that are progressive. Wherever possible, the topic will be used to link to the core subjects of English, Mathematics and Science. In addition, social, moral and emotional issues are given a high profile.