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Curriculum

We believe that the best curriculum should ignite a life-long passion for learning in our children. Our topic based curriculum is one that is purposeful yet creative; one that that seeks to combine the rigorous requirements of the National Curriculum with meaningful learning experiences that kindle curiosity and develop the skills needed to take joy from the sense of discovering new things. We pride ourselves on our inclusive culture in which diversity and sense of belonging are celebrated and where close community links share expertise and model good citizenship.

Our curriculum allows children to take managed risks, where they learn to recognise and value their own well-being, integral to making their own informed choices. It raises awareness of issues and events from the local area to national and global arenas. Moreover, it encourages and celebrates pupil voice and allows all children to feel valued and successful. We want our children to leave us with the confidence, drive and sense of a wider purpose needed to thrive in, not only their own learning journey, but life.

If you would like any more information about the curriculum taught in our school, please contact Nicole Swann, Curriculum Leader on 01954 210070, or email office@hardwick.cambs.sch.uk

Nursery Curriculum

Fully qualified, experienced Nursery teachers inspire our children to make their own choices through our child-driven ‘workshop’ approach, well-resourced environment and rich curriculum. We want our Nursery children to feel excited by the world around them; to explore, to engage, to ask questions. Relationships are key and we pride ourselves on working closely with parents. Our Nursery curriculum aims to give children the best start in life. Regular opportunities are provided to share and celebrate learning with parents making them an integral part of this journey.

Please see below our long-term plan:

Reception Curriculum

Our Reception curriculum gives the opportunity for children to choose their own learning through our child led workshop approach coupled with teacher led sessions; our topic cycle therefore remains flexible to allow for this whilst also being guided by certain times of the year (e.g. seasons and special events). We provide a stimulating and well-resourced environment and a rich and varied curriculum that is designed to promote creativity, independence and learning, reflecting our Early Years ethos.

Please see below our long-term plan:

Year 1 and Year 2 Curriculum - two year cycle

Year 1 and 2

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Autumn 1

Castles and Fairy tales

Dinosaurs

Autumn 2

Toys

The Lighthouse Keeper's Lunch

Spring 1

Space

Where in the world?

Spring 2

Mexico

Superheroes

Summer 1

Explorers

Schools in the past

Summer 2

Habitats

Outdoor Adventurers!

Year 3 and 4 Curriculum - two year cycle 

Year 3 and 4

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Autumn 1

Sunny Hunny

Romans 

Autumn 2

Egyptians 

Rivers and Mountains 

Spring 1

Kenya 

Magic 

Spring 2

Tudors - Monarchs 

Tudor life 

Summer 1

Rainforests

Anglo-Saxons

Summer 2

Inventions 

USA Far and Away

Year 5 and 6 Curriculum - two year cycle

Year 5 and 6

Cycle 1

Cycle 2

Autumn 1

Passage to India

Fighting for Freedom

Autumn 2

Passage to India

Fighting for Freedom

Spring 1

Ancient Greece

Tomorrow’s World

Spring 2

Ancient Greece

Tomorrow’s World

Summer 1

Stone Age to Iron Age

Golden Age of Islam

Summer 2

Stone Age to Iron Age

+ Mini topic and Production

Golden Age of Islam

+ Mini topic and Production

Science and Foundation Subjects Curriculum Maps

Please find below an overview of coverage for science and the foundation subjects for each year group from the Summer Term 2021 onwards. We are continually reviewing and improving our curriculum therefore these maps may be subject to change. Please also note that some units may have been moved around/changed due to school closures over the past year.

Golden Mornings

 

An important element of our curriculum is our Friday 'Golden Mornings'.  This offers pupils with many opportunities to choose interesting 6 week courses which extend their learning opportunities far beyond the National Curriculum and main school curriculum.  Pupil choice is a key component of this curriculum offer.  Courses utilise both the expertise of the school staff, but also the expertise of parents and the wider school community.  For more information about Golden Mornings please click below

 

 

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