Our Curriculum Framework

The aim of our school curriculum - 

'To create a school where we have a truly challenging, inspiring and relevant curriculum, one which is built upon the foundations of reading, writing and arithmetic. A curriculum that is shaped by our moral purpose and develops the key skills of confidence, innovation and resilience. A curriculum which allows our children access to a broad and extensive range of key life experiences and opportunities so we continue to develop the leaders of the future'

At Hornton Primary School our curriculum comprises all the learning and other experiences that we plan to meet the needs and interest of our pupils.  It is constantly evolving to develop the skills needed for children to become successful learners, help prepare them for life in modern Britain and empower them to achieve success in the future.  

The school’s curriculum promotes and sustains a thirst for knowledge and understanding, and a love of learning. It covers a wide range of subjects and provides opportunities for academic, technical, creative and sporting excellence.  It has a very positive impact on all pupils’ behaviour and safety, and contributes very well to pupils’ academic achievement, their physical well-being, and their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.

Our curriculum is planned in themes on a two-yearly rolling programme within each phase – KS1, Years 3 & 4 and Years 5 & 6. Topics are chosen to capture the interests and imaginations of our children. Themes include but are not limited to; The Shang Dynasty, The Lady of the Lamp, Arctic Adventures, Natural Diasters, The Roman Empire, The Vikings, World War 2, Earth and Space, The Great Rainforests. Skills-based learning is developed by linking subjects such as history, geography, art, design technology and music to the topic being studying. This allows children to make purposeful links in their learning. We also use every opportunity to make further links through reading, writing, maths, science and computing where relevant. PE and RE are often taught as discreet subjects to allow coverage of the main objectives and age appropriate skill development.