St Hilda’s provides a unique curriculum which was designed by our teachers following the most recent change to the National Curriculum. It was created with the specific needs and aspirations of our children in mind, ensuring that their entitlement to the National Curriculum is met through engaging topics. Each topic contains a number of subjects from the National Curriculum. There are also a variety of ‘experiences’ which are planned into the topics to enrich the curriculum, engage the children and extend their learning. These include, visitors into school, theme days and educational trips including residential visits.
Subject areas which do not fit within a topic are taught discretely.
The school follows the Religious Education Syllabus devised by Blackburn Diocese and incorporates a wide range of topics centred on Christian teaching. Lessons include many aspects of the Christian faith including increasing the knowledge of the Bible; relating religious teaching to current society and understanding the significance of main events in the church’s calendar.
St Hilda’s promotes the fundamental British value of mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs.
As part of our aim to help children understand and embrace society and the wider world community, other faiths are valued and treated with respect. In addition to the RE syllabus, we also enrich the children’s learning through activity afternoons and weeks for example; MADD week, Multicultural Week and questions on our RE board in the hall for all the children to engage with and contribute towards.
You will find a summary of curriculum content in each year group at the bottom of the page. Each class also provides a Curriculum Summary for parents each half term with more detail about what children will be learning and experiencing. You will be able to find the class curriculum summaries on the class pages.
You can find the KS1 and KS2 curriculum maps at the bottom of the page. These show you the yearly overview for each class.
Please note that sometimes the learning direction might alter in areas depending on the children’s interests and knowledge.
In Reception, Key Stage 1 and beyond, children learn to read using a range of books which are grouped according to Book Bands. We select from well-known schemes and a range of publishers to provide a broad and balanced reading diet, and carefully monitor children’s progress. Children are guided by staff towards books which are suitable for their reading development and interests.
Children in Reception, Year 1 and Year 2 receive daily phonics sessions using ‘Letters and Sounds’. Children may additionally be offered the ‘Fast Track Phonics’ intervention programme in Years 2 and 3 if thought to be beneficial.
To find out more about Letters and Sounds please click here.
If you require more information on the curriculum, please contact the school office on 01253 882225.