Neight Hill, Himbleton, Droitwich, Worcestershire, WR9 7LE

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01905 391231

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office@himbleton.worcs.sch.uk

Stephen Payne

Himbleton Church of England First School & Nursery

Curriculum

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 activities are used to engage our children and bring learning to life and are seen as a strength of the school.

If you would like to find out more about the curriculum please contact your class teacher or email office@himbleton.worcs.sch.uk

The New Primary Curriculum 2014 ~ A Guide for Parents

Overviews of the New National Curriculum 2014:

Year 1               Year 2               Year 3               Year 4

New End of Year Expectations for Reading, Writing & Maths:

Year 1               Year 2              Year 3                Year 4

Phonics and reading

At Himbleton CE First School we use 'Letters and Sounds' as a resource to teach phonics and we have a wide range of reading books, both fiction and non-fiction, to inspire and motivate all pupils.

 

Early Years Foundation Stage

The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) sets standards for the learning, development and care fo your child from birth to 5 years old.

All schools and Ofsted-registered early years providers must follow the EYFS including childminders, preschools, nurseries and school reception classes.

Areas of learning

The areas of learning are:

  • communication and language
  • physical development
  • personal,social and emotional development
  • literacy
  • mathematics
  • understanding the world
  • expressive arts and design

Assessments

Your child's progress will be reviewed when they're between 2 and 3 by an early practitioner or health visitor. In school their class teacher will assess them at the end of the school year when they turn five.

The assessment is based on classroom observation. It uses the early learning goals, which can be found in the early years framework please  click here