'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.
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.
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.
All aspects of our curriculum are accessible to all children, regardless of their ethnic background, gender, disability, religious or linguistic background. We strive hard to meet the needs of those pupils with special educational needs, those with disabilities, those who are more able, those with talents and children who are learning English as an additional language. We provide a rich, challenging curriculum, which stretches all of our children. Staff are aware of children who have exceptional talents and monitor their progress carefully to ensure that their academic potential is developed. Fur further details please see the relevant polices.
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.