At Hague Bar Primary School, our dedicated and talented staff believe in creating an inspiring, ambitious and exciting curriculum that will enable our children to develop enquiring minds and to be resilient, independent learners.
We encourage all our children to make the best choices through the delivery of excellent teaching and learning that is not just about the essential skills of English and Maths, but also nurtures all talents through delivering a rich, varied curriculum. We encourage our pupils to be original, innovative, imaginative and creative in their learning. By providing them with memorable experiences we are able to provide opportunities relevant for each individual child.
In our mixed aged classes, we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum and the National Curriculum, which is developed through the use of Cornerstones Maestro, Monster Phonics, Charanga Music, Primary Languages Network and Discovery Education schemes, alongside the Derbyshire Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. These have been incorporated into a rolling programme of learning to ensure all topics are covered adequately. We place a strong emphasis on the teaching of reading and all our children are supported to develop a love of reading throughout school.
Opportunities for developing learning based on exploration and pay, tailored to the needs and interests of the children, begin in Early Years. These are encouraged and extended through Key Stage 1 and 2 and build on these foundation skills. A strong English and Maths curriculum is provided to teach the essential skills of reading, writing and arithmetic with high expectations of what all children can achieve.
Alongside the formal requirements, the curriculum is enhanced by extra-curricular activities and educational visits. Lessons are carefully planned to include opportunities for enrichment and allow the children to encounter knowledge learnt previously and apply it to a new concept ensuring they know more and remember more. Skills are taught progressively and sequenced into themed approached where relevant.
Our developing Forest School enables children to apply their skills of collaboration and teamwork alongside providing activities linked to being outdoors and appreciating the nature around them.
As an inclusive school, our staff are trained to adapt the curriculum to meet the needs of all children so that it is relevant and accessible to all and ensures any barriers to learning are removed. We ensure that all children have a clear understanding of equal opportunity and celebrate the diversity of Britain and the wider world.
By challenging all our children, we aim to increase their resilience by taking risks, trying new experiences and therefore prepare them for a lifelong love of learning beyond Hague Bar.