Creative and PSHE Curriculum

What is it?

At HGPS we strongly believe that children learn best when they are engaged, happy, healthy and feel safe. We have worked hard in developing a unique HGPS curriculum that is creative, fun and focused upon skills. Each year we develop our curriculum to take into account topics that our children have said they are interested in and the new National Curriculum. We have called this our ‘HGPS Creative Curriculum’.

In every year group throughout our school the teachers have planned a series of topic-based approaches to learning which are firmly rooted upon a set of skills that are progressive. Wherever possible, the topic will be used to link together the core subjects such as English, Maths and Science. The teaching and learning is designed to support children’s natural curiosity and stimulate their creativity. It offers children the opportunity to work in depth, giving them the time they need to reflect, consolidate and transfer their learning.

To add the ‘wow’ factor to these topics, each year group also plans hands-on experiences to introduce the topic, or a really exciting visit to bring their learning to life. This may be in the form of a visit from ‘Rope Race’, a local rock climbing centre, with their movable climbing wall, to give the Y5 children the experience of a real mountaineer and encourage sports that would challenge them or could include a ‘Viking’ visitor reliving life as a Viking child for Y4 or a Y2 visit to Stockport, bringing history to life.. HGPS has also placed a real importance upon the development of the children’s creative skills. You will be able to see at first hand during a visit around the school, the amazing work that the children have been able to produce to support their topics. Our school hall currently displays an array of work which celebrates our children’s’ talents at the end of Shine Week.

The creative curriculum has made a huge impact upon the way the children learn in our school. They are excited by their learning, and are able to develop a wide range of skills that they will be able to carry with them throughout life. Along with our new learning and teaching strategies to support children’s learning such as our exciting ‘Growth Mindset’ approach, we believe that we continuously raising standards in achievement and progress and most importantly, helping develop our children into ‘lifelong learners’. If you are interested in finding out more about what is being covered in each year group, and the way we teach subjects and our approach to learning in each subject, look at the links below. If you need any further information please see the class teacher, check our Early Years Facebook page, check out Class Dojo information from Y1 – Y6, come along to our Learning Workshops, Coffee mornings or speak to Phase Leaders:-

Mrs Read in the Early Years

Mrs Rose in Key Stage 1

Mrs Burton and Mrs Hewson in Lower Key Stage 2

Mrs Llanwarne in Upper Kery Stage 2

We teach our children how to safeguard themselves through our PSHE curriculum, and have linked the PREVENT agenda to our curriculum to enable our children to make informed choices around how to be a good citizen and demonstrate good British values. For further information about your child’s curriculum, please contact your child’s teacher. Please see below for more detailed information, hard copies of these are available from the school office:

2016-2017 Curriculum Overviews

Hazel Grove Primary School Creative Curriculum Policy 2015 Hazel Grove Primary School Curriculum Overview 2016- 2017 PSHE Framework Final Promoting British Values Nursery Creative Curriculum - Autumn 2017 Reception Creative Curriculum - Autumn 2017 Year 1 Creative Curriculum - Autumn 2017 Year 2 Creative Curriculum - Autumn 2017 Year 3 Creative Curriculum - Autumn 2017 Year 4 Creative Curriculum - Autumn 2017 Year 5 Creative Curriculum - Autumn 2017 Year 6 Creative Curriculum - Autumn 2017

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