Our Curriculum Aims
At Hinguar we believe our curriculum should be balanced, broad and relevant to our learners. Our curriculum has at its heart the development of core literacy and numeracy skills that are transferable in other learning contexts and subjects, alongside developing the attributes of our children to be good responsible learners. This we aim to achieve by providing opportunities to develop skills, explore concepts, knowledge and understanding through topics that capture their interest and stimulate their imagination
Our curriculum is focused on developing in our children:
- A love of learning
- Transferable skills
- Our school values of respect, trust, honesty and kindness
- A sense of place
Hinguar’s school curriculum is based upon the National Curriculum but includes additional learning opportunities that we plan for our pupils to enhance and extend the National Curriculum. For example:
- The Performing Arts –maximising & celebrating creativity through Steps Ahead sessions, participation in school performance and developing musicality through singing and learning a musical instrument in year 3 and year 5.
- Sports – promoting physical activity and competitive aspirations
- Outdoor Learning- developing environmental awe and wonder and celebrating place.
- Active Lifestyle - cycling, additional swimming lessons
- Links with other schools, local and global to celebrate cultural diversity and learning from each other.
- Responding to local, national or international events to further learning experiences
- Offering a range of after-school clubs
The key aim for all our teaching and learning is to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn, to enjoy and to achieve.
We want our children to be happy, enthusiastic and committed learners.
We encourage and stimulate the best possible progress and the highest attainment for all our pupils. Our curriculum builds on pupils’ strengths, interests and experiences and develops children’s confidence in their capacity to learn and work independently and collaboratively.
We want to equip our children with essential skills for learning and living well.
We place great importance on the skills of literacy, numeracy, information and communication technology and problem-solving. We promote skills that help our learners to improve their own learning and performance and that help them to work well with others.
We want everyone in our school community to be happy and healthy.
We place a high priority on developing pupils’ physical skills, self-esteem and emotional well-being. We encourage them to recognise the importance of pursuing a healthy lifestyle and keeping themselves and others safe. We promote happy, effective relationships that are based on respect for themselves and for others.
We want to promote our pupils’ sense of identity.
We do this through teaching knowledge and understanding of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural heritages of Britain’s diverse society and of the local, national, European, Commonwealth and global dimensions of pupils’ lives. We want everyone in our school to understand and appreciate their own and different beliefs and cultures, and how these influence our communities.
We want our children to be reflective, expressive, independent and appreciative.
We provide rich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills. Doing so enables our pupils to think creatively and critically, to solve problems and to make a difference for the better.
We want to prepare our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life.
We promote pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and, in particular, the differences between right and wrong, and that we have rights but also responsibilities. We want everyone in our school to be responsible and caring citizens who make positive contributions to communities.
AT HINGUAR WE AIM TO DEVELOP , THROUGH OUR CURRICULUM, LEARNERS WHO ARE: