At Horsendale, we aim for our children to be the best they can be. We aim for them to be happy, and feel valued and respected, so that they can be self-confident, resilient individuals who are aspirational about their place in the world. We enable them to Dream, Achieve and Flourish.
In order to meet our vision, we deliver an ambitious, sequenced and cumulative curriculum that gives our children a wealth of knowledge, skills and a passport of broad experiences – all of which enable our children to be outward-facing, rich in cultural capital and ultimately, ready to embark on their life-long journey into the wider world.
So, the Horsendale curriculum is filled with...
Concepts and knowledge
Authenticity: a genuine purpose for learning
Reading: text-driven and vocabulary rich
Empowerment to have control of learning and aspirations
What does your child learn at school each day?
In addition to English and Mathematics, children are taught to develop their knowledge, skills and understanding in Science, Computing, History, Geography, Design Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education and Religious Education. In Phonics, we use Letters and Sounds - follow the link to the scheme by clicking here. Additionally, MFL (French) is taught as a weekly lesson in Key Stage 2 (Y3 - 6) but exposure to our chosen language begins in Reception and continues in Key Stage 1 (Y1 - Y2).
We combine RSHE (Relationships, Sex and Health Education) and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) as 'Learning for Life' and this forms an integral part of our curriculum. It helps to give our children the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives, and to become informed, responsible, active citizens. The D.A.R.E. project in Year 6 further promotes our this work. And, all of this, promotes our SMSC and British Values curriculum.
To find out more about the curriculum your child is following please see the below:
Unfortunately not the ones with chocolate chips.
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