The Houndsfield Curriculum
Our curriculum has 3 main drivers that we aim to thread through all the National Curriculum subjects:
-Health and well-being
Please see here to read about our curriculum drivers.
Our curriculum covers all of the statutory National Curriculum subjects including English, maths, science, PE, computing, history, geography, modern foreign language (Spanish), art, music and design technology. We teach RE using the Enfield SACRE scheme of work and have our own PSHE curriculum that also includes our relationships and sex education.
As a core curriculum driver, reading is threaded through everything so that children’s skills are developed across the whole curriculum. Children who are new to English or need additional support with phonics are put into a RWI group during whole class reading time. In KS1 we are following the ‘Read, Write, Inc’ scheme for systematic synthetic phonics teaching and we use the RWI Book Bag Books for home reading books.
Maths and writing sit as separate core subjects. We use Power Maths as our whole-school maths scheme from reception to year 6
We also look at how each subject fits within our curriculum drivers
Our curriculum in key stages one and two is theme based, with three themes per term. Each theme links to one of our core curriculum drivers. We do this by carefully defining the end of topic outcome and ensuring the content in terms of knowledge and skills explicitly links to one of the drivers. We make links across subjects where this supports the development of knowledge about a topic. These links are made explicit in our progression documents for each subject. Where links are not appropriate, the subjects are taught discretely.
In our two year-old nursery, main nursery and reception we follow the Statutory Framework for EYFS and use RWI for phonics.
Please contact the Deputy Headteacher if you require any additional information about our curriculum.