This section of the Howden le Wear website is focused on our Curriculum and provides an overview of the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework and the Curriculum offer for children in Years 1 to 6. There are also sections on Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) Development, our approach to British Values and International Learning at Howden le Wear Primary School.
In line with statutory requirements, the new Howden le Wear Curriculum was launched in September 2014, coinciding with the introduction of the new National Curriculum in England.
At Howden le Wear Primary School we aim to offer a curriculum that is broad and balanced; which promotes spiritual, moral, mental and physical development; and which prepares our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.
The Howden le Wear Curriculum comprises all the learning and other experiences that we plan for our pupils. This, of course, includes the requirements of the National Curriculum and the Locally Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. Through our curriculum we also extend pupils’ understanding of the cultural diversity of modern British society.
It includes not only the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, but also the range of additional opportunities that the school organises in order to enrich the experiences of our children. This includes an ever growing range of ‘Extra Curricular’ opportunities available to our children across all year groups.
Our Curriculum also includes the ‘hidden curriculum’, or what our children learn from the way they are treated and expected to behave. Howden le Wear Primary School aims to teach children how to grow into positive, responsible people, who can work and co-operate with others while developing knowledge and skills, so that they achieve all that they can.
We have provided a detailed overview of the Howden-le-Wear Curriculum for children in Years 1 to 6. including Maths, English, Science and other subjects. View our curriculum in action by visiting the Our Classes section of our website.
Please click on the relevant section below to find out more about each area of our Curriculum:
- British Values
- Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS)
- Curriculum Content for Year 1 to Year 6
- Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural SMSC
- Our Curriculum in Action
- Curriculum Policies
Please find below the most recent Curriculum Coverage Sheets issued termly to parents:
Children throughout school will be given regular homework. This will usually include spellings, reading for pleasure, research for projects and reinforcing key learning in the core areas of Literacy and Numeracy. Sometimes a project arouses interest and children may want to pursue research at home. This is to be fostered and encouraged. The school operates a shared reading policy, whereby parents are encouraged to devote regular time to appropriate literacy activities with their child.
Each child in school is provided with a ‘Pupil Planner’ that travels to and from school with the child and is aimed at helping to foster regular communication between home and school about your child’s work. Your comments and help really do help your child.
Please support your child in the completion of their homework and writing regular comments in their Pupil Planners.
In Key Stage 2 we also offer a weekly homework club that takes place in school between 3.05pm and 4.15pm every Tuesday. Homework Club is ran by a member of school support staff and is aimed at ensuring all children have the appropriate resources and support to complete their homework on time.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Howden-le-Wear Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development.
If you have any questions about our curriculum or the work we do in school, please speak to your child’s class teacher or alternatively, contact the school and speak to our Headteacher, Mr Baines, who will be happy to help.
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