At Hollingwood Primary School, our thorough and carefully designed curriculum provides all children with an aspirational, high-quality education. It aims to develop well-rounded, ambitious, and compassionate global citizens, who are curious and respectful about the world and people around them and have a genuine desire to learn more and know more. It is broad and balanced, language-rich and varied and provides them with authentic experiences and opportunities that are relevant to our children. We are committed to ensuring that our children are not only best prepared for the next step in their learning but empowered to make an impact in a global community.
Our FHP curriculum, underpinned by current research and the National Curriculum, ensures our children will be well-rounded individuals who are prepared for the next stage of their journey. It will promote the demonstration of compassion, mutual understanding, integrity and a pursuit of excellence in order for our children to reach their potential and make a positive contribution to the wider world. Our enquiry-based approach takes children on a journey of memorable learning through rich and purposeful experiences, culminating in authentic outcomes which leave a legacy.
Fluency in the core subjects, with reading at the heart, enables access to the full curriculum and is therefore integral to our approach. The curriculum is carefully designed through enquiry drivers (for example: History, Geography and Arts), enhancers and discrete subjects, ensuring coverage, progression and retention of knowledge and skills. Our knowledge-rich curriculum is underpinned by key concepts. Children explore concepts throughout the curriculum, revisiting them in a wide range of contexts and through the lens of different subjects. This promotes a deep understanding of the concepts and enables the transfer of knowledge to the long-term memory. It aims to provide inclusive and aspirational environments where learners thrive and build the cultural-capital they need to make aspirational choices about their own future, overcoming any barriers. In order to achieve this our curriculum is underpinned by the following principles:
Relevant and current
Promotes character and heart
Our trust mission is to create the best schools in the universe and as part of this we celebrate the unique nature of each school. Our ethos of adopt, adapt and fly recognises the importance of a curriculum to meet the needs of each community. The implementation of the FHP core elements and principles provides all children with the knowledge and skills they are entitled to learn. We aim to make every day count!
Our curriculum progression makes use of the Flying High Key Knowledge Progression Documents (KKPDs) to ensure learning builds on prior learning throughout children's time with us. These documents are based on the National Curriculum Programmes of Study and the Derbyshire and Derby Agreed Syllabus for RE.
Certain subjects are taught discretely (not as part of an enquiry). For many of these, we use published schemes which we deliver in a way to meet the needs of the children in our school.
These discrete schemes are:
Computing: PurpleMash and TeachComputing
Music: BBC Ten Pieces, Charanga and external music teachers
French: External tutor
Spelling: Read Write Inc
Phonics: Read Write Inc
Maths: White Rose Maths