The Curriculum

Here at Hilldene Primary School we take pride in producing an entire environment that is conducive to all pupil's academic advancement and general wellbeing.

On this page you can find details of the curriculum that has been designed to help your child grow and progress. The links below will open in a new page and you will be able to save or print these directly.

If you wish to find out more about the school's curriculum then please see your child's class teacher or contact the school office.


Curriculum Statement

At Hilldene Primary School we recognise that all pupils are entitled to have access to a broad range of learning experiences which allow them to develop the knowledge, understanding, skills and attitudes necessary to prepare them for and to help them succeed as members of the wider community.

The curriculum aims to provide opportunities for all pupils to learn and to achieve, irrespective of social background, culture, race, gender, differences in ability and disabilities. We believe in a philosophy of equity for all rather than equality.

We aim to provide skills of literacy, numeracy, communication and technology, helping them to develop enquiring minds and the ability to think rationally.

The curriculum also promotes pupils' spiritual, moral, social and cultural development and supports them in developing principles for distinguishing between right and wrong. Pupils are encouraged to think creatively and critically and to respect others and the environments in which they live. The curriculum enables pupils to develop their physical skills and promotes their personal and social well-being.


The Curriculum Aims of the School

Hilldene Primary School aims to provide a balanced curriculum based on the following principles.

  • To help pupils to acquire knowledge and skills relevant to adult life and employment in a fast changing world.
  • To help pupils to use language and number efficiently.
  • To instill respect for religious values, and tolerance of other races, religions and ways of life.
  • To help pupils to understand the world in which they live.

At Hilldene Primary School we treat every child as a unique individual with their own abilities, talents and needs. We are committed to providing strong pastoral care, enabling each child to flourish, develop self-esteem and continually strive to be better.

Throughout the school we encourage a positive, determined and resilient approach to learning and aspire for every child's experience of school to be happy and rewarding. We aim to encourage curiosity, develop independence and challenge children's thinking.


Curriculum Organisation

The general principles within which the curriculum will develop are contained in the Education Reform Act. The Act also sets out key elements that must figure in every pupil's curriculum. These key elements which comprise the basic curriculum include:

  • The National Curriculum for children of compulsory School age.
  • Religious Education for all pupils.

The National Curriculum comprises:

Four Core Subjects

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Computing
  • Science

Foundation Subjects

  • History
  • Geography
  • Design Technology
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Modern Languages

The Curriculum - Current Term and Full Year

Each Year group develops its curriculum for both the year ahead and, in more detail, for the current term in order to ensure delivery of high quality education and support for their pupils. Select from the dropdown menus below to see detailed information regarding these plans for each year group.