Take pride in our differences & celebrate our similarities.
An outward-facing curriculum
Curriculum rationale (why our curriculum is what it is)
At Horsendale, we all strive to be the best versions of ourselves that we can be. We are on a continuous journey of self-improvement.
We endeavour to be individuals who take pride in our differences & celebrate our similarities - to us, our differences and similarities are equally important. In acknowledging differences and similarities in individuals, groups and in the wider world, we believe that we will create an ethos of respect for all. We will only achieve this by looking beyond ourselves and broadening our view and understanding of the world.
The core of our curriculum (what our curriculum is)
For our rationale to become reality we have created an outward-facing curriculum which encourages our children to look beyond the self: a curriculum which provides a genuine purpose for learning in which both children and staff are excited to take risks and innovate. We provide learning opportunities which present us with a real sense of challenge and require from us the resilience needed in order for us to enjoy the pride brought about by success. We believe that through developing these life-long skills we will equip our children well for the diverse and ever-changing world we live in.
The structure of our curriculum
The structure of our curriculum is built around 8 core features:
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, French is taught in Key Stage 2 (Y3 - 6).
PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) 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 PSHE 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:
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