In order to create our curriculum, we have implemented the statutory requirements of the 2014 National Curriculum in a way that meets both the needs and interests of our children. Incorporated into our curriculum are opportunities to create positive relationships, take risks and be reflective learners. Our curriculum is broad and balanced and reflects fundamental British values which are explicitly planned in.
At The Hill, we strive to offer children a rich curriculum full of purposeful learning opportunities, making links between subjects. As part of this, we follow the Cornerstones approach to the teaching of the foundation subjects. This approach to the curriculum is designed to enthuse and engage children in their learning and allows them to take ownership of a topic. Each half term is spent looking at a learning project with one subject at its core, but that also covers a range of other subjects across the curriculum. In this way, children are able to make links between subject areas and become immersed in the topic. Each learning project begins with a hook, to engage children in their learning. From dissecting a heart in Bloodheart, in Year 6, to tasting a range of foods from around the world in Scrumdiddlyumptious in Year 3.
Over the year, the whole curriculum is covered through the learning projects and focused teaching of subjects that are not covered by the Cornerstones topics, to ensure that there are no gaps in learning.
Please click on the link below for an overview of the learning projects that each year group will be covering each half term. If you would like any more information, please contact Jamie Marsh, Curriculum Lead.
The school follows the Barnsley agreed syllabus for Religious Education which can be accessed through the link below. While in year 4 the children are provided with the opportunity to learn to play a musical instrument through Brass tuition. During year 4 also the children access swimming in the spring and summer terms.