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The Quality of Education

We teach an exciting, ambitious curriculum and children tell us they enjoy learning and lessons.

We make cross curricular links between subjects and offer a variety of experiential and active learning opportunities.

Our school has a knowledge rich, skills based curriculum. As part of motivating and engaging children we offer a ‘topic launch’, an educational visit or visitor to school, a parent partnership link and then a topic finale for each of the topics across the school.  To find out more information you can access the topic plans on your child’s class page.

Teachers plan many cross curricular opportunities where children have to transfer skills across subjects helping them to embed learning and master new skills. We believe that every child in our school, deserves to fulfil their potential and by personalising targets and differentiating learning all children can aspire and achieve their best.

We endeavour to prepare children for secondary school and inspire them to be lifelong learners.

(Please note that at this time to view the full curriculum offer on the website you must be using an electronic device such as an iPad or laptop- a phone version will not give you the full options)

Raising Standards

We aim to raise standards through the engaging curriculum we offer. Starting with a local context it is tailored to meet the needs and interests of our pupils.

Throughout the year topics are introduced to challenge and extend pupils knowledge and understanding as well as increase their experiences of the wider world.

We make strong links between literacy and reading and the curriculum and children regularly read aloud, recite poetry and take part in drama activities which they tell us they enjoy. We pre teach subject specific vocabulary in order to equip children with the language they need to access the curriculum. Our reasoning, problem solving and times tables knowledge is fostered through our Going for Gold and Same Day intervention approaches to mathematics.

We have high expectations of our pupils learning and behaviour and of the curriculum we offer on a day to day basis. Our strong assessments lead to the progression and mastery of skills in English, Maths and across the foundation subjects. As teachers we take our responsibility for subject leadership seriously and pupil’s voice helps shape the vision for further curriculum development.

As a school we are mindful of the need for our pupils to be lifelong learners and for the acquisition of skills to enable them to be successful in future employment.

Our children enjoy learning through a rich and varied curriculum that encourages and inspires them to achieve.

We want children to have a memorable experience at Hendal Primary School so they can grow up to be confident and independent citizens and make a positive contribution to society.


The Extended Curriculum

As a school we provide plentiful opportunities for children to develop their Personal and Social skills. We understand the crucial role that we play as a school in preparing children for their adult lives. As a school we provide opportunities throughout our extended curriculum though PSHE lessons, P4C lessons, SMSC activities, British Values, Parent Partnerships and our strong Community links. We ensure that our extended curriculum develops children’s respect, responsibilities and encourages children to play active roles in public life as an adult.

To see our school overview of our extended curriculum please click the link below.