‘I have come that you may have life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10). He calls us to a full life in mind, body, heart and spirit. Therefore, at Holyport we believe the purpose of education is to nurture and enable every child to thrive and to be the person they are fully capable of being.
Our curriculum is rooted in the vision of ‘life in all its fullness’ and is designed to equip children to be curious and confident independent learners but also active, healthy, responsible and caring citizens in their community. It takes into account the children’s existing knowledge and prior learning, provides exciting learning experiences and allows the children to build resilience, develop communication skills, and become creative and reflective thinkers.
As children leave Holyport CE Primary School, they do so with the knowledge that they belong to a tightly knit, caring community where they have developed the confidence, knowledge and skills to enable them to make effective decisions, be self-reflective, make meaningful connections with others and we want every child to be ready to take on the next steps in their journey to adulthood with a love of learning.
We recognise that the curriculum encompasses everything children experience at school. Whilst our curriculum promotes high standards and aims to accelerate academic progress, it is also about recognising and valuing each child as a unique individual. We celebrate and value the differences each member of our school brings to our community, uncovering and nurturing the talents within each child, using growth mind-sets and essential skills for life. We promote these through our ‘Learning Working Heads’ and our PHSE programme. Links with our local community are also an essential part of our curriculum as we participate in; traditional and local events, we welcome experts in their field, members of our wider community into school to work collaboratively to develop our children’s confidence so enabling them to learn new skills and participate in a variety of events throughout the academic year.
Years 1 to 6 follow the National Curriculum that was launched in September 2014.
Foundation Stage continue to follow the Foundation Stage Profile and Early Learning Goals.
We provide additional information on our Curriculum during our annual Curriculum Meetings and the Curriculum Newsletters that we send home each short term.
We hope that they enable you to share in the excitement and breadth of the curriculum with your children. Copies for all year groups are available to view on the Year Group pages which can be found under the Children tab.
The link below details the 2014 National Curriculum and the overviews for each year group, to share how we plan to cover the curriculum over the Key Stages. Please be aware that there may be changes to these are we introduce new curriculum and support materials over this year.
The Cornerstones Curriculum is a creative and thematic approach to learning that is mapped to the 2014 Primary National Curriculum to ensure comprehensive coverage of national expectations. Our curriculum is delivered through Imaginative Learning Projects (ILPs) which provide a rich menu of exciting and motivating learning activities that make creative links between all aspects of our children’s learning.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts. Our curriculum will provide lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that will require children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the curriculum.
Cornerstones also provide a rigorous essential skills framework that outlines the end of year expectations in all subjects. These essential skills are tied to activities and are age related so that staff can track children’s progress and identify their individual learning needs.
Children will progress through four stages of learning in each ILP – Engage, Develop, Innovate and Express. To find out more about these stages please click on the link through to Cornerstones website: