Key Stage 1 and 2
"All pupils have ready access to a wide variety of excellent teaching, support, resources, clubs and activities. Consequently, equality of opportunity within the school is outstanding and well promoted across the curriculum."
Ofsted 2014 Report
At Hillbrook Primary School we are committed to meeting the requirements of the national primary curriculum and we continue to strive towards all pupils reaching their full potential. Our schemes of work reflect the content and challenge of the national curriculum.
We use a creative curriculum approach to ensure all children are engaged in the learning and are able to make clear links between objectives from different subjects. We believe these links have a positive impact on children and allow them to fully immerse themselves into the learning journey. One example of this would be when Year 1 did a topic on ‘Africa’; they read a book called ‘Grace and Family’ (English), visited Tooting market (Geography), created a market stall to link with learning in maths and wrote post cards to important people in their lives.
If you would like to find out more about the topics your child will be working on, please speak to the class teacher. All year groups will send home a curriculum newsletter which outlines the chosen topics and skills that are being taught each half-term. Up to date newsletters can be found on the website.
Enriching and Extending Learning
To make our curriculum more exciting and engaging for the children, we offer a range of enrichment activities and opportunities for children to attend trips.
Examples of this include:
- A programme of day trips and visitors in every year group
- Approximately 20 activity clubs that meet before school, at lunchtimes and after school
- Themed days such as World Book Day and International Day
- Themed weeks such as Science Week
- Activities linked to topical events such as the Olympics, Anti-Bullying Week, Comic Relief
Involving the Children in their Learning
Wherever possible the school looks to involve children in their own learning. We believe this motivates and inspires children to achieve their best and to develop positive attitudes to future learning.
We do this by:
- Children self-assessing their learning, in addition to teacher assessment
- giving children choices about how to present work to their teacher, class, groups or parents
- Encouraging children to share their views about all school issues through the School Council
- Giving children choices about the role they will take in a group project
- Children choosing to study a particular area of interest in more detail