Curriculum Overview

The Horn Park Curriculum reflects our strong belief that all children have an entitlement to a broad and varied curriculum which allows them to achieve their full potential within the context of stimulating and exciting learning experiences. Our aim is to promote in our children a love of learning which will last a lifetime. 

Our curriculum is based on the existing National Curriculum Framework and reflects our key values at Horn Park.

 

Our curriculum complies with the duties of the Equality Act 2010 and the SEN and D Regulations 2014. It maximises cross curricular opportunities and a text led approach to learning to provide all children with a creative and wide-ranging learning experience.  We follow the 'Letters and Sounds' document to teach phonics and use a range of banded books, including Oxford Reading Tree and Big Cat Phonics in order for children to apply their phonics knowledge and be able to access high quality texts and read for pleasure later on. 

 

Aims 

The Horn Park Curriculum enables all children to become: 

  • enthusiastic and successful learners who make effective progress and achieve their full potential; 
  • confident individuals who know how to live safe, healthy and fulfilling lives; 
  • responsible citizens who area able to make a positive contribution to society;
  • individuals who understand the value of learning and who continue that process throughout their lives. 

 

Values 

The Horn Park curriculum is developed around our key school values which: 

  • promote personal development;
  • support equality of opportunity;
  • develop spiritual, moral, social, intellectual and physical growth;
  • celebrate the contributions of a diverse range of people, cultures and heritages;
  • develop an understanding of our relationship with the environment;

Purpose 

The curriculum at Horn Park will: 

  • promote high standards, particularly in English, maths and Computuing;
  • provide a broad and varied learning experience in every Key Stage;
  • promote a positive engagement with, and commitment to, learning;
  • enable children to develop effective skills of co-operation and collaboration;
  • develop an understanding of the relevance of learning to each individial's life and prepare them for life as a member of the wider community;
  • prepare children for the next stage in their education;
  • create a sense of wellbeing centred around a sense of fulfilment and achievement; 
  • develop a wide range of skills and broaden children’s life experiences. 
     

Curriculum Overviews 

The curriculum overviews show the learning units undertaken each term throughout the school. The units are designed to ensure there is a clear progression in knowledge, content and skills learning across the school, based on the existing new National Curriculum. Teachers will create more specific plans which give meaningful contexts through memorable and engaging sequences of lessons.