At Hunters Hall Primary School, we believe that learning is most memorable for pupils when it is planned with cross curricular links. We offer a creative curriculum that is balanced and broadly based, promoting the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical developmental of all pupils. It provides pupils with the essential knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to be fully integrated citizens in today’s modern society.
Wherever possible, we plan topics that have rich contents using stimuli such as artefacts, visiting places of interest and technology as a starting point for further investigation and to develop enquiry skills. Our aim is for all pupils to investigate rich and challenging issues and topics, often in the context of the real world.
Since September 2015, all children have been taught the new national curriculum statutory requirements.
The main aim of the new curriculum is to raise standards. Therefore it focuses on the essential knowledge, skills and understanding in the various disciplines.
In order to prepare our children for the more ambitious end of year expectations in the core subjects, as set out in the new curriculum, teachers have taken part in a range of training and development activities. For more information regarding the new national curriculum, please click on the link below:
At the end of each half term the skills covered in the various subjects are highlighted on the curriculum document and copied to the subject leader.
In addition to the national curriculum subjects, we also promote 3 key principles and areas:
- Global Diversity and British Values
- SMSC in all areas of learning
We believe that this enables deeper engagement while ensuring that the children’s learning outlasts their time at Hunters Hall.
At Hunters Hall Primary School we are committed to the systematic teaching of synthetic phonics to support the development of children’s reading, writing and spelling. We follow the ‘Letters and Sounds’ phonics programme which begins in Nursery. Children in Reception and Key Stage One have a daily phonics lesson. The teaching of high quality phonic lessons should equip our children with the phonic knowledge and skills they need to become fluent readers and confident writers.
At Hunters Hall we use a variety of reading scheme books to teach children to read. These include Oxford Reading Tree and Big Cat Collins. All books used by the children are colour coded into ‘colour bands’. The children are then able to read a variety of fiction and non-fiction books across a ‘colour band’ with a similar degree of challenge.
On this page you will be able to find out about the school curriculum. Click on the thumbnail for each year groups' Curriculum map below to find out more.
Below are the progression skills documents for each curriculum area.