At Hawthorne Primary School, our children are at the heart of everything that we do. Our school values underpin all that we do, putting children at the heart of every decision:
Aspiration – Celebrating Diversity – Creativity – Confidence – Enjoyment – Honesty – Perseverance – Pride – Respect - Responsibility
Every day, we aim to live together harmoniously, laugh a lot and learn. We champion every child to have the knowledge, confidence and aspiration to become the best version of themselves so that they can make a positive contribution in an ever-changing world.
Our curriculum is both knowledge rich and experiential, which has been carefully designed and developed, reflective of the needs and interests of all our children. We equip our children with the skills which will support them on their next stage in education and the wider world.
In order to achieve this our curriculum is underpinned by the following 5 principles:
Memorable Learning – Provides Opportunities – Relevant and Current – Empowers Children – Promotes Character and Heart
Memorable Learning - Our curriculum achieves the balance of breadth and depth based on authentic, challenging learning experiences which lead to memorable learning that children can recall. It secures children with transferable knowledge they need for subsequent learning through the use of concepts and carefully crafted progression documents.
Provides Opportunities - Our children will be prepared for the next stage of their journey and be equipped to make choices about their future aspirations. Opportunities will be provided which enable them to move beyond their lived experiences, further developing their cultural capital.
Relevant and Current - Our children’s backgrounds and needs along with our current culture, climate and events determine the content of our curriculum.
Empowers Children - Our children will develop a rich vocabulary, a love of reading and engage with opportunities to be aspirational, reflect on their learning, take risks, be brave, ask questions, solve problems, evaluate, develop peer critique methods and take ownership of their learning to increase their cultural capital.
Promotes Character and Heart - Through the integral inclusion of SMSC, Trust and British Values, we relentlessly focus on developing individuals who are resilient; show compassion and integrity. Our children will strive for excellence in all that they do, make a positive contribution to and be for prepared for life in the modern world.
Our approach to teaching and learning at Hawthorne...
Remote Education at Hawthorne
Want to know more?
If you would like to find out more about our curriculum and what is taught in each year group, please look at our class pages, contact your child’s class teacher or the school office and we will be pleased to share more information with you.