Our School Curriculum

 

All children are unique and individual. So are all schools. With this in mind we have in place our own broad and balanced curriculum, which ensures coverage of statutory curriculum content, knowledge and skills; but also incorporates elements that reflect our context and the skills and experiences we want our children to develop and encounter during their time at our school.

To learn more about the subject curriculum content at Endon Hall…

​Click here to view the ​Primary National Curriculum 2014

Click below to see the statutory curriculum content for each of our year groups…

Click here to view our Endon Hall Curriculum Policy Sept 2018 and Endon Hall Religious Education Policy Sept 2018

The key drivers for our curriculum are:

  • Opportunities/Possibilities
  • Environment
  • The Arts

In order to engage and excite the children, we organise our curriculum into thematic areas. We aim to nurture lifelong learning using Building Learning Power, Co-operative Learning and Life Skills as threads weaved throughout our curriculum.

​Our curriculum is:

  • Rooted in knowledge and understanding
  • Skills based
  • Experiential
  • Creative 
  • Engaging
  • Collaborative

Children progress at different rates and have differing strengths and weaknesses. Our curriculum aims to strike a balance between the core skills (English and Maths) and the foundation subject skills (Science, History, Geography, Design and Technology, Computing, Physical Education, Religious Education, Art and Design, Music, Languages and Personal Development); in order that children’s talents can be exploited and applied more widely.

We plan for outdoor learning wherever possible, both within our school grounds and beyond. A range of educational and residential visits are in place to extend learning and develop skills. In addition, we have a unique approach to widening children’s opportunities during their time with us. We call this the ‘Endon 8 by 11’ project, which aims to provide children with 8 ‘one-off’ experiences by the age of 11. Examples include climbing a mountain, breaking a world record, performing on a stage, cooking a three-course meal. We believe this sets us apart from others and demonstrates our commitment to developing and nurturing the whole child.

 

Curriculum information

 

Click on the relevant links below to see an overview of the termly curriculum subject content for each year group…

Year 1:
Year 2:
Year 3:
Year 4:
Year 5:
Year 6:

Phonics

A daily Phonic session is planned and delivered in Nursery, Reception, Year 1 and Year 2, following the Letters and Sounds programme. For those children who do not achieve the expected standard in the Year 1 Phonics Screening test, further Phonics support is put in place in Year 2 and children then retake the Screening test at the end of Year 2. 

Reading schemes

Banded books are used for individual reading at home and for Guided Reading in school. A range of schemes are utilised, including:

  • Collins Big Cats​
  • Oxford Reading Tree
  • Cambridge Reading
  • Pelican​

Maths Schemes

Click on our YouTube channel to see how we teach the written methods within the four mathematical calculations (Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division)…

Endon Hall YouTube Channel