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At Hartford Infant School (HIS) we have a bold and engaging curriculum (see Curriculum Policy on side of page) that develops the following core skills:

  • Curiosity (question, observe, enquire, understand)
  • Confidence (resilient, independent, reflective, self-motivated, problem solver, resourceful, self-regulate)
  • Communication (read, write, represent, reason, speak, listen, present, collaborate)

We deliver a skills-led curriculum, which is underpinned by knowledge. We teach the foundations children need in order to make connections across year groups and subjects, which will allow them to be successful citizens. We believe that all children have a right to a broad, balanced and relevant education which provides continuity and progression and takes individual differences and barriers into account. We aim for all pupils to develop the skills and knowledge they need in order to succeed across the curriculum and reach their potential. We will provide an engaging and accessible curriculum, relevant to our community, promoting our school vision and values, in order to develop a lifelong love for learning.

We teach English, maths, reading and phonics skills as discrete, individual subjects, in addition to RE, PE, PSHE and Forest School.

Our whole school enquiry encompasses science and the following foundation subjects: Art and Design, Design technology (DT), Geography, History, Computing, Music. These skills are carefully mapped out each term and across year groups to ensure clear progression, building on prior learning and are highlighted in our HIS Progression document (see side of page- or see each subject detailed on our subject pages). Our half termly enquiry organisers detail the knowledge and skills to be taught within the subjects taught, building on from prior learning.

We have a three-year cycle of whole school themes outlined in our HIS long-term Curriculum Plan (see side of page) to enable pupils to develop a wealth of cross curricular knowledge, linked directly to the skills delivered, and promote our school vision and values.

Learning at Hartford Infant School is pertinent to our children and ensures deep coverage of the National Curriculum and EYFS curriculum.

We focus on Oracy and provide enriching and memorable experiences for our children in their community and beyond.

Each term our whole school ‘sparky start’ generates curiosity, enjoyment, motivation and engagement, leading into two distinctly different enquiries in which we teach skills and link our knowledge.

Each enquiry is completed with a shared event to summarise the skills learnt and knowledge obtained.



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