Our Curriculum at William Harding
Coming soon; What is our intent? How will we implement it? What is the impact?
At William Harding our pupils have access to an interesting and bespoke curriculum which is designed to meet individual needs. The national curriculum provides an outline of core knowledge around which teachers can develop exciting and stimulating lessons to promote the development of pupils’ knowledge, understanding and skills as part of the wider school curriculum. This provides the guidelines for teaching children throughout their primary phase of education. All the teachers and education support staff are effectively trained and experienced and are focused on raising standards for all children at this school.
Reading, English, Mathematics, key skills and the Singing School project are taught and enjoyed daily. Science, History, Geography, Art, Design & Technology, Computing, Religious Education (RE), French and Personal, Social, Health & Education (PSHE) are taught throughout the week.
In Year 6, at the end of Key Stage 2, pupils will take the End of Key Stage 2 National Tests (SATs).
The class teacher will assess your child’s work throughout each term and this will be reported to you at our regular Parent Consultation evenings and through the Termly Report. When your child reaches Year 2, the end of Key Stage 1, and Year 6, at the end of Key Stage 2, they will take the End of Key Stage National Tests(SATs) and assessments. These tests will indicate their progress and achievement, the results, along with a teacher assessment grade will be reported to you. Current school performance tables, published by the Department for Education (DfE) are available under the ‘About Us’ section of our website.
Our teachers currently use the ‘Cornerstones’ curriculum to guide their planning, which includes a “WOW” starter and a finale to share learning with our parents and carers. The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative approach to learning that is in line with the new 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. It is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of the children’s learning.
Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. It is during the ‘Express’ stage that parents are invited in to the fabulous finale to look at their child’s learning and actively take part in an activity their child has created.
We are also proud to announce that we have specialised teachers to teach:
Science in KS2
PE and Sport