At South Hetton Primary School, our curriculum is based on the September 2014 National Curriculum for Key Stages 1 & 2 and the Early Years 2012 framework in Nursery and Reception. Parents and members of the public can find out more about our curriculum objectives by clicking on the following links‘:
Our Early Years education provides a stimulation curriculum following the enthusiasm of the children and involving early literature and mathematics as a base for all learning. Outdoor spaces provide opportunities for physical and relationship growth as well as academic skills. We seek for children to be ambitious in their thinking and surround them with a rich vocabulary.
Our Key Stage 1 and 2 curriculum is well-planned, sequential, broad and balanced. We choose activities from thirteen key subjects and always has its roots firmly planted in literature. We teach through ‘topics’ and they are chosen specifically to enthuse the children’s learning and involve them in discussion, debate, research and outdoor learning. This not only develops their skills, but also promotes personal growth and development. To see what we cover in each of our curriculum sections visit our curriculum content section.
In addition, our curriculum not only teaches the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also a range of extra-curricular activities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. Each class has opportunities to experience learning through residential visits, outdoor learning and day trips to local areas. Our curriculum also includes how children learn from the way they are treated and how we expected them to behave. We aim to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible, tolerant people, who can work and co-operate with others, whilst developing knowledge, skills and attitudes to learning, in order that they achieve their true potential.
Our school curriculum is based on our values of tolerance, respect, ambition, perseverance and independence and we believe in the concept of lifelong learning and the idea that both adults and children learn new things every day and can challenge themselves. We maintain that learning should be a rewarding experience for everyone; it should be enjoyable.
At South Hetton Primary, we want children to be part of their community and the wider world. We take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain very seriously and ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of our school.
Our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as for people of all cultures. We value the spiritual and moral development of each person, as well as their intellectual and physical growth.
Our key aims of the curriculum are that we:-
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So we ensure that we get a good ‘deal’ from our curriculum.