Curriculum

Our school offers a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and which:

  • Promotes social, moral, spiritual and cultural development of pupils
  • Prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

The school curriculum comprises all learning and other experiences that each school plans for its pupils.  The national curriculum forms one part of the school curriculum.  We are also required to make provision for a daily act of collective worship and must teach religious education to pupils at every key stage.  Our school follows the statutory national curriculum which sets out in programmes of study, on the basis of key stages, subject content for those subjects that should be taught to all pupils.  Our school makes provision for personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE), drawing on good practice. 

Early Years

Our Early Years curriculum is based around topics, covering the seven areas of learning and development (as set out in the Early Years Statutory Framework).  We adapt and alter planning to address children’s current needs and interests so the listed topics may not always be covered in full, or occasionally at all. Basing planning on the children’s interests  is crucial for igniting children’s curiosity and enthusiasm for learning, and for building their capacity to learn, form relationships and thrive.

Phonics and Reading

We use the SoundsWrite scheme for phonics and the Oxford Reading Tree and Project X books for reading.


More information about the national curriculum can be found here .

The curriculum overview document at the bottom of the page will give you more information about the topics covered in each year group.

The class newsletters also contain information about the curriculum and can be found on the class pages.

  1. Curriculum overview HLS 2016-2017
  2. Principles of Assessment - HLS - SLS - February 2019