The Curriculum at South Hiendley Primary School
At South Hiendley Primary School, we have transformed our curriculum and adopted an exciting range of topics taken from the Cornerstones Curriculum Resource. Like us, Cornerstones believes that the fundamental aim of any curriculum is to help children learn. Their curriculum is based on a four-stage philosophy: Engage, Develop, Innovate, Express.
Therefore at South Hiendley the curriculum is brought to life for our children by the use of engaging hooks, exciting resources, and first hand experiences including visits and visitors. These not only enthuse the children but also act as a starting point or enhancement for the children’s learning.
Our curriculum provides starting points, ideas and opportunities for class topics. The teachers then decide the best way to plan and teach their topics in order to meet the needs of all their children. Our curriculum supports the high expectations we have across the curriculum. It allows for cross-curricular work and includes opportunities for writing in a range of contexts. Our curriculum helps to create curious minds and to develop a thirst for learning and enquiry. The school’s approach to homework strongly supports the curriculum topics and the children take pride in the work they produce.
Copies of the topic overviews are sent home to parent each half term.
What is Forest Schools?
Forest Schools is an approach to outdoor learning and play.
What are the benefits?
Being outdoors enables children to develop physical skills like balance, stamina and coordination as well as a sense of well being.