The school operates a mixture of themed curriculum topics and discreet teaching in English, Maths and Science.
The school is organised into one lower school class, which incorporates Early Years, Year 1 and Year 2. This class is staffed by a highly experienced class teacher and a full time Early Years Practitioner. Children in the Early Years receive a very personalised curriculum that supports their learning in all areas of the Foundation Stage curriculum. Individual pupil progress is assessed and recorded carefully. Children in Years 1 and 2 receive carefully differentiated work. The government approved ‘Unlocking Letters and Sounds’ is followed as the phonics program.
The children in Key Stage 2 are divided into two groups in the mornings, when English, Maths and Science are delivered. The KS2 children merge together in the afternoons for the foundation subjects.
The foundation curriculum is differentiated by ability, with activities being targeted in order to support the skills that relate to the level at which the child is working towards. These skill levels are underpinned by the Chris Quigley document ‘Planning a Skills Based Curriculum’.
If you have any questions relating to the organisation of, or your child’s progress within, the school’s curriculum, please contact us and we will be happy to discuss it with you.
Click here for Hillesley Primary School’s Curriculum rationale.
Click here for the Department of Education link to the national curriculum.