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Hartley Primary School






our Curriculum

Our curriculum vision is centred around ensuring all pupils achieve their very best and lays the foundations to prepare pupils for their role as lifelong learners and citizens of the future.

Our curriculum is based on the National Curriculum, and is the product of the expertise within the school and the Learning in Harmony Trust and, where appropriate, high quality published programmes. It is built on a deeper understanding of the children and the community we serve. Our curriculum is structured to ensure that children leave our school with the skills and knowledge needed for the next stage of their learning journey

At Hartley, we teach some subjects in a blocked format to allow all children to gain a greater depth of understanding with a knowledge rich focus. Other subjects are taught through multiple, spaced sessions, e.g., weekly, so that children can benefit from access to subject specialist teachers and/or equipment, as well as enabling children to better recall and build on their learning. Our pupils' understanding and knowledge is enhanced through providing meaningful experiences.

These are the 6 principles which underpin our aspirational curriculum:

Balanced - Promotes intellectual, moral, spiritual, creative, emotional and physical development as equally important

Vertically Structured - Focuses on progression by carefully sequencing knowledge and skills; provides clarity about what getting better at the subject means.

Focused - Seeks to keep the curriculum manageable by teaching the most important knowledge; identifies the big ideas or key concepts within a subject.

Relevant - Subjects are taught in a way that relates to children’s lives and experience now and in the future.

Broad - it introduces children to a wide range of knowledge, understanding and skills.

Memorable – the curriculum provides memorable experiences and rich opportunities that lead to high quality learning and wider personal development and well– being.

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  • Art
  • Computing
  • DT
  • English
  • French
  • Geography
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • PE
  • PSHE & RSE
  • RE
  • Science