Heygreen Curriculum

At Heygreen Primary School we have devised a curriculum, which prepares our children for life beyond Heygreen in all areas of development i.e. personal, social, emotional, health, well being and academic.

The teaching of core subjects such as Mathematics & English are carried out each day, with additional sessions timetabled to develop key skills within these subjects i.e. Phonics, Guided Reading, Class Read and Mental Maths sessions.

Maths:
The school follows the National Curriculum Standards for each year group and uses this as its scheme of work. White Rose Maths schemes are also used to support in the delivery of quality teaching and learning.

Out of the five lessons taught throughout the week, 2 of these lessons focus on problem solving so that children are given regular opportunities to use and apply their skills in a real life context.

The following steps to success have been agreed to support children when problem solving in Maths.

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English:
The school follows a set scheme of work which focuses the teaching of genres. For narrative units, the school follows the CLPE Power of Reading schemes. This ensures a rich breadth of texts being taught and used in the teaching of narrative.

Out of the five lessons taught throughout the week, one of these lessons is focused on developing comprehension skills, three lessons are focused on genre work and one lesson is focused on SPAG. The children also carry out a big write at the end of each genre unit.

The following steps to success have been agreed across the school to support children when answering comprehension questions and when reading and understanding unfamiliar words.

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Phonics:
The school follows the Jolly Phonics scheme of work and teaches children according to the phase that they are working within. This means children may change teachers/classrooms whilst phonics is being taught. Phonics is taught daily.

Please click on the video below to learn how to pronounce each phoneme.

The following website has valuable information and resources about each phase taught within the phonics scheme of work. Click here for Letters and Sounds.

Handwriting:
The school follows the Nelson handwriting scheme of work, which can be viewed in the picture below:

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History, Geography, Art, DT, Science and RE:
The school follows the Plan Bee scheme of work for History, Geography, Art, DT, RE & Science.

History, Geography, Art and DT are taught half-termly so that three units of each subject are taught across the year. Where possible, strong cross-curricular links are made between subjects to ensure purposeful learning takes place, enhancing content and the application of a range of skills.

 

RE is taught once a week. RE lessons explore and educate children about world faiths. Throughout the year, whole assemblies also focus on religious festivals and allow opportunities for children to talk about special celebrations within their faith and that of others.

Science is taught every half term and science investigations are carried out at least once every half term.

PSHCE:
PSHCE is taught within every subject. It is also taught discreetly through a bespoke scheme of work which focuses on modern day issues, preparing children for modern day Britain and the wider world.

PE, Spanish & Music:
The school invests heavily in its provision for PE, Music & Spanish as it employs specialists within these areas to come and teach the children. Music is taught using the Resonate scheme of work and PE is taught using the ‘Real PE’ scheme of work.