Harbury Primary School is committed to meeting the requirements of the new primary curriculum underpinned by our Christian foundation.
We are now in the second year of updating our schemes of work to reflect the content and challenge of the new curriculum. The curriculum will be designed and taught with the consideration of the needs of all learners and in order that it successfully reflects Harbury’s uniqueness.
We look forward to completing the tailoring of Cycle B of our work this year. We are committed to preparing our pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life in modern Britain.
The curriculum promotes:
– The rule of law
– Individual liberty
– Mutual respect
– Tolerance of those different faiths and beliefs
– Social, Moral, Cultural and Spiritual Development
The School’s positive and inclusive atmosphere ensures that pupils experience these values “in action” on a daily basis.
We teach these values through our PSHE curriculum, assemblies, school council, debates and discussions.
The outline for both years of our curriculum is now fully completed and the detailed plans will be added to the website in the form of topic webs as we teach the new topics.
We use Read, Write Inc as our phonics and main reading scheme and have Phonics Bug as well as non-scheme books to support the children as they learn to read.
We draw our teaching and learning ideas from a range of current resources
In line with the changes to the curriculum, we are also refining the methods of assessment used in school. We want to maintain rigour in our system that looks at both progress and attainment whilst reflecting the new focus on breadth and depth of learning.
To find out more information, please access the attached links:
Assessment information evening Feb 2016
National curriculum and assessment from September 2014: information for schools:
The national curriculum in England Framework document July 2013
The national curriculum collection