Curriculum Statement 2016-2017
At Huntingdon, we aim to provide our children with an innovative curriculum that motives and inspires learning through a collaborative, whole school approach. Our learning ethos is child-centred; each curriculum area enables our children to acquire subject specific skills. Throughout each subject, cross-curricular links are embedded to extend the application of mathematics, English and computing skills. English texts and reading is at the heart of our curriculum.
All of our pupils will success through experiencing creative and investigative learning that is personalised to take account of learning styles and individual needs. Our curriculum stems from exciting 'WOW' openers that link to inspiring reading texts every half term as well as specific foundation subjects. We plan visits throughout the year to enrich our children's learning experiences. Themed teaching helps children to link their learning and apply their skills in different contexts. This extends and deepens their learning; it equips children with the essential skills to approach and achieve in the multi-skilled tasks and situations that life will bring. Through assemblies there is a sharing and celebration of thematic learning across the school.
As a school, we value and celebrate the multicultural heritage our children bring into the classroom and their learning. We believe that we have a duty to teach equality and how to form positive relationships; preventing and eliminating discrimination, victimisation and harassment. We work with children to give them the strategies to face social and environmental challenges through a personalised P.S.H.E. curriculum, which will give them the skills and awareness to keep themselves safe. Through their learning journey at Huntingdon, children become confident, understanding and respectful citizens within the school, the community and for the wider world.
Children are not only taught curriculum specific skills but also the skills of learning through our Learning Habits. A habit is how we repeatedly behave in certain situations. So we have identified the following habits in order to help children develop automatic ways of approaching learning.
These habits are:
- linked to character (Being);
- how we relate to others (Relating);
- about how we act, the skills needed to complete tasks (Doing);
- about how we think related to our learning (Thinking).
Please click on the following link to view the School Overview for our curriculum for the coming year.
Whole School Curriculum Map
Please Click Here to view the latest Curriculum Map for the whole of Huntington Academy.
Year Overview of English Texts
To view our spelling long-term framework please click on the links below:
The school uses the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme. The books in our reading scheme, Oxford Reading Tree are grouped into coloured book bands. This means that when your child knows his/her book band, they are able to select books from different reading schemes and from the wide variety of additional reading materials we have in school.
Please see the links below to find out about our medium term plans for mathematics. At Huntingdon, we use the White Rose Maths Hub Teams mastery of mathematics scheme to supplement our plans.