Our curriculum challenges and supports all pupils to reach their full potential in all subjects.

We develop the children’s strengths and support them to progress in areas that they find challenging. Our curriculum is broad and balanced, and regular links are made between areas of learning and previously acquired knowledge, as we know that this is how children learn best. For information on the underlying principles of our curriculum, please read our Intent Statement.

Our curriculum evolves each year to suit the needs of the children who are learning, our children are encouraged to work with their teachers to direct where their learning journeys take them.

Each term your child will bring home a knowledge organiser which tells you what they are learning about in class. For more information or if you need another copy of your child’s knowledge organiser, please speak to your child’s class teacher.

To find out more about the curriculum our school is following please contact the school office or speak to your child’s class teacher.

 

Early Years Foundation Stage

Our Reception children follow the early years foundation stage (EYFS) curriculum. The children are taught through seven areas of learning that are split into 17 aspects. The teachers capture the evidence both in class and by using Tapestry which is an online learning diary that we share with parents.

We plan from the children’s interests and although we plan a rough overview of what we want to teach these may change depending on how the children engage in and respond to the activities. This enables us to make their learning as child-centered as possible.

To find out more about the curriculum our school is following please speak to your child’s Reception class teacher.

 

Phonics

At Hareclive E-ACT Academy we use Letters and Sounds to teach phonics from Reception through to Year 2 and throughout Key Stage 2 for interventions.

 

Writing

We teach English through Talk for Writing. This enables the children to imitate, innovate and invent a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry texts throughout the year.

During week 1 children learn and imitate a text – you will probably notice they come home showing you actions and reciting words in order to dedicate the story to their memory. We praise them hugely once they have remembered it all and they then go on to change and reuse some of the key words and phrases in their own writing.

 

Reading

Reading is such an important lifelong skill and a key focus for us at Hareclive. In reading we use the Oxford Reading Tree model and entice the pupils to read more at home through the use of Reading Karate.

What Reading Karate entails:

  • The children will read at home and record this in their reading records.
  • If the children have read 20 times at home (signed by an adult) they will achieve their first reading karate band. The children will need to show their teacher their reading diary to be given the band, so please number your reads so it is clear when you reach 20.
  • After another 20 reads they will collect their next band.
  • It would be particularly useful if parents and carers number the times the children read in their reading record to help keep count of the number of times the children read.
  • This will continue throughout the year so they can work through each colour of reading karate: white, yellow, orange, green, blue, purple, red, brown and then black.

We also provide the children with Bug Club logins which you can use to read at home. Your class teacher will give your child their login username and password – you can login by clicking here.

 

Maths

At Hareclive we follow the National Curriculum and have embedded the mastery approach to mathematics, which ensures children have thorough and deep understanding of key concepts before they move onto the next phase of learning.

We also use Times Table Rock Stars which you can log into at home. Your class teacher will give your child their login username and password – you can login by clicking here.

 

Religious Education

At Hareclive we use the Discovery RE curriculum which teaches the 6 main world religions of Islam, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Hinduism and Judaism through enquiry modules. Each term, we start with a whole school launch, to share what each year group will be exploring and the children then share their learning in another whole school assembly at the end of the term.

 

PSHE

Jigsaw PSHE brings together Personal, Social, Health and Economic education, emotional literacy, social skills and spiritual development in a lesson-a-week programme.

Designed as a whole school approach, Jigsaw provides a comprehensive scheme of learning for Foundation Stage to Year 6. It actively promotes and teaches the five core British Values within it; there is a very clear progression in the teaching of:

  • Democracy
  • Rule of Law
  • Individual Liberty
  • Mutual Respect, and
  • Tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs

A link to these values by year group and each puzzle piece can be found here.

Jigsaw holds children at its heart and its cohesive vision helps children understand and value who they are and how they fit and contribute to the world.

 

Relationships Education, Health Education and Sex Education

Please read the below documents for more information on our teaching of RSHE:

What do Primary Schools in England have to teach for statutory Relationships Education

RSHE – A Guide for Parents and Carers leaflet

 

ICT

ICT teaching can be found across the whole curriculum. From the very youngest age, our children become familiar with technology through the use of interactive whiteboards and tablets in the classroom. They have opportunities to use ICT themselves within whole class and small group teaching.

 

Science

Our high-quality science education inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about their world and how it works. Teaching equips pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement.

 

Modern foreign languages

We provide EYFS, KS1 and KS2 language content through the teaching of Makaton. In KS2 we build on the children’s Makaton knowledge, using the Language Angels scheme of work and resources to ensure we offer a relevant, broad and ambitious foreign languages curriculum that inspires and excites our pupils using a wide variety of topic and themes.

 

The arts

Our Art curriculum provides a high-quality education to engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art. We believe that every child is an artist and we want to celebrate their individual expression. We are fortunate to work with Room 13 to provide all children with access to an independent artists’ studio onsite. Please see the Room 13 page for more information.

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