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

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

We personalise learning targets to meet the needs of every child.

English and Maths are taught every day and English lessons are linked to the classes half termly novel. Maths lessons follow a Same Day Intervention approach where teachers mark books in lessons to enable them to give instant feedback to children. This allows children to respond to teachers comments instantly and make progress in every lesson. Other subjects we teach include: RE, PE, Art and Design, Computing, Design and Technology, Geography, History and Music.

Our school has a knowledge rich, skills based curriculum. Children have a activity day to launch their half termly topic in class. A school visit introduces or reinforces learning in the classroom and children thoroughly enjoy going out into the community to learn new things. 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.


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.


Curriculum Booklet

You can download our full curriculum booklet by clicking the image below.