Hayesdown First School

Striving for excellence together

Our Curriculum

04353234_pEmbracing the freedom schools are given in the 2014 National Curriculum, we have designed our own curriculum that combines the best new educational practices with the best traditional ones. Our curriculum has essential English, mathematics and computing skills at its core and provides children with flexible skills, which they use and apply to complete tasks and solve problems that have real meaning for them.

We use a project based approach to learning – teaching skills, attitudes and values as well as knowledge, through cross curricular projects that interest and excite the children. Learning at Hayesdown First School is organised in loops with children acquiring a range of skills and knowledge as they progress through each loop, drawing on learning and skills they acquired, to complete an exciting challenge that closes the loop.

04353218_pCurriculum Storywalks 1 Jan 15

Children learn most effectively when they are actively involved in their learning and are seeking answers to questions they have raised. For this reason, pupils work closely with their teachers to design and shape their own learning experiences.  The opportunities they encounter at Hayesdown help them develop the concept of learning as a lifelong journey, full of challenge and excitement.

Curriculum WWI Exhibition 2 Dec 14 Curriculum WWI Exhibition 1 Dec 14

Curriculum Storywalks 2 Jan 15







Click on the links to see our curriculum plans.

1.       Curriculum Project Overviews 2017-2018

2.       Our English Curriculum

3.       Our Mathematics Curriculum – We use the White Rose Teaching for Mastery schemes of learning.

  • Year 1  (Badgers and Rabbits)
  • Year 2 (Bats and Hedgehogs)
  • Year 3 (Ospreys and Owls)
  • Year 4  (Eagles and Kestrels)

 4.       Our e-Safety Curriculum

5.       Our Digital Literacy Curriculumteaching children to find, evaluate, share and create content using information technologies and the Internet