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Hartsfield Curriculum Intent

Our curriculum has a clear set of aims. These are to:

  • promote a sense of achievement and fulfilment
  • provide intellectual challenges and develop curiosity
  • instil a lifelong love of learning
  • continually build on and develop children’s skills
  • develop children’s respect, emotional response, belonging and understanding of their place in the world around them

These aims will be delivered through:

  1. Providing pupils appropriate experiences tdevelop as confident, informed, respectful and responsible citizens;
  2. Providing a coherent, planned and structured academic curriculum that leads tsustained mastery for all and a greater depth of understanding for those whare capable.

1)Appropriate experiences and approaches

We have developed curriculum ‘drivers’ that shape our curriculum, bring about the aims and values of our school, and trespond tthe particular needs of the community.

Community - becoming active, respectful and responsible members of the school, local area, country and   the world. For example:

  • Activities with the older generation
  • Activities with younger children
  • Awareness of current affairs
  • Environmental awareness, appreciation and action
  • Charity support
  • Local walks and visits
  • Participation in school democracy, clubs and activities
  • Participation in local events
  • Represent the school in an event/activity
  • Manners- walking around school/ table manners

Skills for life- For example:

  • Cooking
  • Knowledge of healthy lifestyles
  • swimming
  • First aid
  • Managing/handling money
  • Budgeting
  • Collaborating and playing with others 
  • Personal safety- including road safety, online safety, animal contact
  • Self-care- including hygiene, tying shoe laces
  • Environmental awareness
  •  Love of the outdoors
  • Residential trips

Well-being- developing emotional and physical wellbeing. For example:

  • Stress-reduction techniques -Yoga, mindfulness
  • Self-regulation
  • Developing positive relationships
  • Awareness of how we learn
  • Growth mind-set- perseverance/resilience
  • Regular physical activity- daily shake up

2) A coherently planned academic curriculum

Underpinned by our school values (including British values), curriculum drivers, learning habits, our academic curriculum uses either the EYFS (a) or the National Curriculum (b) as the basis for content and expectations. Curriculum maps for each year group ensures each teacher has clarity as to what to cover with key learning objectives and contexts, with learning linked and building on the previous years’ learning.

(a) The Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum – Reception classes

(b) The National Curriculum 2014 – Key Stage 1 and 2, Years 1 - 6

Details of the content and teaching of the different areas of the curriculum are noted under the different sections within this section of the website.

Inclusion- SEND

We believe that all children can achieve. We strive to meet the needs of those children with SEN needs and disabilities by making 'reasonable adjustments' to the curriculum. We have high expectations for all pupils and provide and provide an inclusive learning environment where we understand the unique barriers some children may have in certain curriculum areas. Please see information on 'inclusion within' each curriculum area in the curriculum sections below.