Heathmere School Curriculum
The Government has recently published details of a new National Curriculum to be introduced in all primary schools from September 2014 (you can find more detailed information about this here).
At Heathmere, we have put together exciting plans for the new curriculum. This is based around topics and, wherever possible, links are made between different subjects, such as geography, art, history, design technology, computing or science, and the main topic.
Children have a daily maths and literacy lesson, as well as sessions focussing on phonics, guided reading and 'SPAG'(spelling, punctuation and grammar). We also include lots of opportunities for children to use and apply their writing skills, so they are writing as part of their learning in different topics and not just in literacy lessons. More information about maths, literacy and reading can be found by clicking on the links (or visit the 'Our School' section).
Each topic is designed to be interesting and engaging - as well as teaching
subject knowledge and skills, we have also planned various opportunities to help
our topics 'come alive' (we call these a 'stunning start', a 'marvellous middle' and
a 'fantastic finish'). This could be through a drama workshop, a trip or 'theme day'
We also seek to involve parents in each topic, either by involving them in a lesson or inviting parents to and end of topic display of learning. Throughout the year, we also organise
enrichment days or weeks, such as Art Week, Science Week, International Week or DT day.
An outline of the current topics is set out below We are constantly looking to improve our curriculum so this may be subject to change - please use these as a guide to what is being taught: