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Please select a page on the left hand side to know about topics linked to the curriculum.

A curriculum is set guidelines that that have been established to help educators decide on the content of a of study – what children will learn. It is the curriculum that gives out the lesson objectives, the contents – skills and knowledge, and methods that will be used to teach. Therefore, it prescribes not only what should be taught or how it should be taught, but also why something should be taught.

Our High Hurstwood school curriculum includes the ‘national curriculum’, as well as religious education.  The national curriculum is a set of subjects and standards used by primary and secondary schools so children learn the same things. It covers what subjects are taught and the standards children should reach in each subject. We aim to give children a range of learning experiences that are fun, purposeful and memorbale learning experiences.

The National Curriculum comprises of thirteen subjects, classified in legal terms as 'core' and 'foundation' subjects:

COREEnglish, Mathematics, Science & Religious Education(as a Church School)

FOUNDATION: Art, Music, Geography, History, Computing, Design & Technology (DT), Physical Education (PE), Personal Social & Health Education (PSHE) & Modern Foreign Language (French).

In addition we have started a Forest School from September 2022, the skills they learn in Forest School cross over into Science, DT, PSHE, PE, Georgraphy and many more.

We value every curriculum subject and some are taught more than others in a week if they are core subjects compared to foundation subjects.

Please find our Curriculum overviews for each class for the 2022-23 academic year below:

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