“Pupils achieve highly because the school is determined they do so. The school uses its in depth knowledge of how children learn best to create a learning environment which nurtures their talents successfully.” Ofsted 2018
Look at our Blogs, Whole School Events and Learning in our School to see the breadth of our exciting curriculum.
Click below to see Curriculum Provision for all subjects:
The school Ofsted inspection in March 2018 found that
“children enjoy learning and thinking hard.”
“Pupils show increasing resilience and know not to give up when work is challenging.”
All our children have access to a broad and balanced curriculum. Regardless of gender, race, religion, age or ability. It seeks to prepare our children for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life in modern Britain.
We actively promote fundamental British values whilst also developing mutual respect of different cultures and beliefs and we aim to do this through creative, active, relevant and fun approaches to teaching and learning.
We believe in the importance of providing relevant, meaningful learning experiences centred around play and investigation as well as directed focused teacher led learning.
Ofsted March 2018 “The curriculum is enriched with a variety of extra-curricular activities, trips and visits.”
“Staff are especially proud of pupils’ high participation rates in sports such as athletics, football and curling and celebrate success in local sporting competitions. Music too, is a strength.”
All children can access their learning because of the teachers’ focused assessment for learning. We no longer have fixed ability groups. Grouping is fluid and dependent on which stage each child is in their learning journey.
All foundation subjects are taught with opportunities through Sports Funding for specialist sports coaches to come into school eg Year 1 tennis coaching, Year R and Year 2 football coaching. We also have the puppetman, HCC music performance in school.
The curriculum has opportunities for visits and “hand on” real enjoyable learning and SMSC experiences for all year groups. To prepare for these there have been opportunities to involve parents and encourage homework preparation for topics. Visits: Year R Hillier’s and Longdown Activity Farm, Year 1 Beaulieu Motor Museum, Testwood Lakes, Bournemouth Oceanarium and day on the beach, Year 2 Beaulieu Countryside Trust, Portchester Castle, Nurture Group visit to Pizza Express.
To find out more details about our curriculum please go to “learning in our school” Where all the topic maps are detailed.
In addition we provide
Special topic days such as Year 2 space day, Year 1 Victorian School Day, Year 2 Holi Celebration Day, Year 1 build a home afternoon with parents (DT focus) and Harvest supper preparation and Year R Chinese New Year.
Special event weeks during the year – to focus mainly on writing but with other curriculum areas included eg Mud and Stick week to focus on instructions and make it, do it, write it – “Spells and Potions week” to focus on traditional stories, instructions and writing outside to encourage boys writing and “Fantastic Fox and Wicked Wolves Week” where the focus was on bad characters in stories, descriptive language, dance and drama. This Summer 2019 we have planned a Bike Week to focus on physical development and motor skills, technology and science.
Summer 2019 we had Bike Week looking at science and how bicycles move, maintenance and balance needed to ride one.
Autumn term 2019 we had a week based on the book “The Scarecrows’ Wedding” by Julia Donaldson to link to Harvest. In addition through 2019-2020 academic year we will be planning termly integrated curriculum days, led by teachers based on children’s own interests.
Enrichment – local cluster and masterclasses eg dance, drama, environmental awareness
International learning and Global awareness – Termly assembly focus on our wonderful world, the dangers it faces and how we can help by recycling, walking/cycling to school, saving energy and water in our everyday school and home life.
Year 2 topic on Uganda focusing on our partner school in Uganda – Kagando Primary School, with a visit from Chris Lloyd who runs project Uganda for an immersive day finding out about real life for children in Uganda.
Sports week at the end of July with children having experience of different sports – tag rugby, street dance, golf and yoga. School takes part in all inter school competitions with boy and girl football, athletics, cricket, quad kids and cross country teams.
After school clubs – Through the year we offer a range of clubs. Some are offered by teacher and others by outside agencies eg. Eastleigh and Saints Football Club and HC3s, 2018/19 we have had cooking, football, fundimental ball skills, aperatus, singing, construction, board games, art gymnastics, yoga beans, computer and gerdening clubs.
All our topics have a ‘hook’ at the beginning to draw in children’s interest and an outcome at the end which may involve a visit, sharing work or a special day planned to bring together all our learning.