At Hurst Hill we aim to provide a creative, inclusive and real-world curriculum based on our school values and vision.
Our curriculum is the beginning of a long and exciting journey that will bring personal achievement and resilience.
Our children follow the National Curriculum and learn to read through the Letters and Sounds Phonics scheme.
Children attend collective worship every day and are addressed by visiting speakers as well as school staff. Every class takes an assembly on two occasions during the year focusing on an aspect of their year group curriculum in order to showcase their learning. Parents are warmly welcomed to these events.
Religious Education is taught as a stand-alone lesson every week following the agreed Dudley R.E. Syllabus.
We follow our own thematic curriculum. Each subject is taught separately but links made through the theme. The curriculum is enhanced and expanded through educational visits, creative events and specialist visitors. The computing curriculum is taught once per week in Technology Central and there is another session timetabled once per week for each class to apply their skills through the wider curriculum.
In Reception our children follow the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum.
“The Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) is the statutory framework that sets the standards that all Early Years providers must meet to ensure that children learn and develop well and are kept healthy and safe. It promotes teaching and learning to ensure children are ready for school and gives children the broad range of knowledge and skills that provide the right foundation for good future progress through school and life.” (DfE 2013)
In Key Stage One and Two, the core subjects of English and Maths are taught in mixed ability classes. We use a range of small group intervention programmes to accelerate pupil progress such as First Class @ Number. These are delivered by teaching assistants and are in addition to whole class lessons.
More information about the National Curriculum can be found on the link below
Our whole school curriculum map can be viewed here: - Curriculum 2019-20
Parents Spring Term Curriculum Overviews: -