At Heber we are committed to meeting the requirements of the 2014 primary curriculum. We have updated our schemes of work to reflect the content and challenge of the 2014 curriculum and all teachers have received training in the key areas of curriculum change.
We have the highest aspirations for our children and have a relentless and expert focus on improving the quality of teaching and raising pupils’ level of achievement. We are committed to meeting the academic, social and emotional needs of all children, whatever their starting points as they progress through the school. Our aim is for pupils to have the skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.
We have developed our own topic based curriculum that enables children to learn in context. They are inspired to learn through exciting, meaningful cross curricular learning opportunities.
Each unit of work starts with an immersion activity that is designed to capture children’s imagination about the learning ahead. Regular trips and outings, immersive topic days, visits from experts (Lawyers, Doctors, Writers, Artists etc) and members of the local community further enhance the learning experience. Specialist Art, Music and PE teachers are employed at Heber to ensure the highest quality of teaching is taking place across the curriculum. These teachers plan lessons and projects that are linked, where possible to the topic in order to broaden children’s knowledge, skills and attitudes. Making meaningful links to Literacy and providing regular writing opportunities through the topic ensures that children’s reading and writing skills are continually developed throughout the school day.