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'I like school because you get to learn lots of new things which are very hard. I like learning new things for when I am older.'

Year Two Pupil

At Holmer Green First School and Pre-School, our aim is to provide opportunities for our children to blossom and grow through our curriculum. We strive to inspire our children to become the best that they can possibly be. As a school, we focus on the development of children’s knowledge and skills across all aspects of Development Matters in Pre-School and Reception and the National Curriculum in Year One and Two, with the intention of ensuring that pupils are ready for the next stage of their learning.

 

We have carefully reflected on the qualities we believe our children should have when they complete their journey with us and have designed our curriculum around these core values.  

 

  • We want our children to be happy and make healthy choices throughout their lives.
  • We strive to immerse our children in the world around them, enabling them to be inquisitive and learn through first hand experiences.
  • We have high expectations of our children. We encourage and support them to be ambitious, challenging themselves and raising their aspirations.
  • We want our children to be independent, take calculated risks and to be willing to have a go.
  • We expect our children to be respectful and have an appreciation of the diversity and richness of other cultures, whilst gaining an understanding of their own culture and traditions.
  • We nurture our children to become creative and confident learners. 
  • We open our children’s eyes to the world beyond their immediate environment, we want them to be adventurous and marvel at the incredible world in which they live.
  • We encourage our children to be imaginative and value originality.
  • We expect our children to be honest and have high standards of personal behaviour and exemplary attitudes.
  • We provide our children with opportunities to be sociable whilst working with others across our school community.
  • We want our children to be positive individuals with a kind, caring approach towards other people and the world around them.

 

NED is our school dragon, our mantra. With the qualities of Never give up, Encourage others and Do your best embedded across all areas of school life, we aim to support and guide our children to develop as confident, hard-working and compassionate global citizens who value and contribute to the community in which they live and the society as a whole.

Please click on the icons below to read our curriculum statements.

We aim to encourage children to love books, and to take a delight in reading for pleasure and information. We have an extensive library, catering for Pre-School to Year Two children. Children across the school read a wide genre of books which are grouped according to the Book Band system. Jolly Phonics is used across the Early Years to introduce the children to the sounds using visual, auditory and kinesthetic approaches. Letters and Sounds is used as a whole school programme, complimented by Song of Sounds for those children who struggle with phonics.

 

If you would like to find out more about our curriculum, please contact us. 

 

Please click below to read the Knowledge Organisers for each year group.

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