Curriculum Intent Statement.
At Heron, our aim is to provide our pupils with skills and knowledge that is transferable. We believe that our curriculum is broad, balanced, inclusive and relevant; it complies with the requirements of the national curriculum and meets the needs of all children whatever their ability. This is achieved through the experience of a range of opportunities so that pupils have the potential to achieve and be the best they can. It is designed to: recognise children’s prior learning, encourage independence, provide first hand learning experiences, allow the children to develop interpersonal skills, build resilience and become creative, critical thinkers.
The curriculum is planned to provide continuity and progression. We believe that children learn best when they can see links and have reasons for learning. Therefore we promote the enjoyment of acquiring new skills and knowledge through discussion, play, exploration, creativity, purpose and relevance. We celebrate and welcome differences within our school community; we hope that pupils are motivated by achievement both now and in the future and have a positive attitude towards themselves, others and their environment.
The ability to learn is underpinned by the teaching of basic skills, knowledge, concepts and British values. We constantly provide enhancement opportunities to engage learning and believe that childhood should be a happy, investigative and enquiring time in our lives where there are no limits to curiosity and there is a thirst for new experiences and knowledge. We use our Drivers (Healthy Living, Express Yourself, Respect, Our World and Never Give Up) to promote positive attitudes to learning which reflect the values and skills needed to promote responsibility for academic development and future success.
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum please talk to your child's class teacher in the first instance.
You can read our Curriculum Policy here.
You can find out more about how your child is learning in EYFS here.
You can find out more about how your child is learning in Keystage 1 here.
You can find out more about how your child is learning in Keystage 2 here.
We have started to use the Accelerated Reader Scheme in Keystage 1 and 2. The presentation below will tell you more about Accelerated Reader.