Our Curriculum

A Broad and Balanced Curriculum

Whilst we follow the National Curriculum, our curriculum is unique because it is shaped for our children.  We aim to provide the children with a curriculum which is broad, well balanced and above all stimulates the children to learn.  Through a positive and caring environment, we provide the opportunity for every child to achieve the best they possibly can.

Our curriculum has been designed to offer a range of experiences to ensure our children benefit from a full range of activities which will enrich their lives and live successfully in the ever changing world.  Lessons are stimulating and interesting where children work collaboratively yet developing their independence.

Teachers plan the curriculum around a rolling programme of topics to ensure coverage of selected topics by all children who progress through the school. Where possible, teachers organise each term’s learning under a theme, with a particular subject ‘leading’ this. They work hard to ensure the children make connections between and within subjects. This enables children to broaden their skills and knowledge simultaneously. The curriculum is planned thoroughly, starting with the children’s current knowledge and skills, so that real progress is made.

The curriculum is filled with first hand purposeful experiences which enable children to expand their horizons and benefit from the breadth of opportunities available in our locality. These give children the chance to take on challenges and delve deeper to extend their expertise.

In Early Years, we follow the EYFS curriculum and from Key Stage 1, we follow the National Curriculum and ensures that every child receives an appropriate mix of academic and personal development placing equal importance on core and foundation subjects.  This means that at Higher Failsworth Primary children will be well rounded successful young people who will be confident to tackle any challenge they may face.

In order to ensure continuity and progression across subjects, each curriculum area has a subject leader and the whole curriculum is monitored and improved by our Assistant Headteacher responsible for the curriculum.

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