Update June 2022
We have been working hard throughout this year to further develop our curriculum offer. Our Training Days have been dedicated to this work and we are excited about some new schemes that we have purchased. We are trialling some of these changes during the Summer Term 2022 (see topic webs on the class pages for specific information) and will be updating our full curriculum plans ready for September.
At Hilmarton Primary School we continue to strive to ensure that we provide a broad and balanced curriculum which nurtures the whole child enabling all to thrive academically, socially, emotionally and physically.
Our Curriculum Intent Statement (see below) aims to encapsulate our overall mission through to the success criteria. All of our stakeholders have contributed to this work and we thank them for the support we receive in order to implement and realise the intended impact.
Children in the Reception year follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. Pupils in years 1-6 are taught the three core subjects of English, Maths and Science and the seven foundation subjects: History, Geography, Desigh and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education and Computing. Religious Education, which is statutory, is taught outside of the National Curriculum following the Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus using the Discovery RE resource. Pupils also follow a PSHE programme and in years 3-6 are taught French. From September 2022 we will also be implementing a well-being programme for all year groups.
In Reception and Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) we use Jolly Phonics to teach 'synthetic' phonics. The synthetic phonics approach teaches children the sounds of individual, pairs and strings of letter so that they can blend (synthesise)these sounds together to read and write words. We use a range of reading schemes throughout the school to support the development of reading and the needs of the children at different stages of their development.
To find out more about how the curriculum is taught look at our Class Pages.
At Hilmarton Primary School, all teachers are responsible for providing an inclusive curriculum that is differentiated for those with Special Educational Needs or Disabilities (SEND). We have high expectations for all pupils and are committed to ensuring our curriculum complies with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs and Disability Regulations 2014.