The school curriculum

The School Curriculum

In the broadest sense, the curriculum consists of all the experiences a child has during their time at school. By careful planning we aim to create an environment in which all those experiences are positive, an environment in which all children can learn and enjoy success.

The purposes of the Heathfield Curriculum are:

  • To provide pupils with a broad, balanced education and a sound foundation in Literacy and Numeracy
  • To prepare pupils for the opportunities and experiences of life
  • To become independent learners
  • To teach the pupils to live up to their responsibilities.

The content of the curriculum closely aligns to the Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum at Key Stages 1 and 2. This content is delivered in rich and varied ways to ensure accessibility by pupils of varied abilities. Opportunities to promote personal, social and moral development and to use I.C.T. are actively pursued. Homework is used to support the work carried out in the classroom.

During their time at Heathfield children gather knowledge and skills connected to:

  • Literacy
  • Science
  • History
  • Art
  • P.S.H.C.E.
  • French
  • P.E.
  • Numeracy
  • I.C.T.
  • Geography
  • D.T.
  • R.E.
  • Music
  • Games

Swimming lessons begin in Nursery

During the Foundation Stage and Year 1 all subjects, apart from Music and Swimming, are taught by class teachers. From Year 2 more subject specialist teaching is introduced.

The curriculum is enhanced by:

  • Educational visits
  • Concerts, Plays and Performances
  • Sponsored Events
  • Inter-School Fixtures
  • Links with Rishworth
  • Chapel Visits