Neight Hill, Himbleton, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 7LE
Mr Andrew Best
At Himbleton we want our children to become successful learners who enjoy learning, make progress and achieve their best possible. We want our children to enjoy education so they continue to learn throughout their lives, always being open to learning something new.
Children are naturally curious and as teachers our priority is to foster this excitement for learning. We provide many practical and first hand experiences, inside and outside the classroom, locally, in the community and further a field, all of which are memorable and fun in their own way.
Our curriculum is relevant to our children and personal to our school. It is challenging and is not just about what our children learn but also about how they learn. OfSted concluded that the quality of provision with regards to meeting the range and needs and interests of our children was outstanding.
The curriculum areas are taught in a cross-curricular way and topic based approach is used to facilitate this. Specific subject teaching complements our topic work as we place great importance on the development of the core subjects, English and Mathematics, which we consider to be the foundations of all learning.
Each term we have a whole school topic and everyone is involved in the planning. Initially the staff agrees the topic heading and key focus areas. Then the chidlren are asked: 'What would you like to learn?' and their ideas are incorporated into each class topic plan. As the term progresses the plans are reviewed with the children and this gives them a real sense of ownership.
Visits and visitors, and inspirational acitivities are used to engage our children and bring learning to life and are seen as a strength of the school.
Overviews of the New National Curriculum 2014:
New End of Year Expectations for Reading, Writing & Maths: