Curriculum Overview


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At Heath View we want our children to experience an exciting, purposeful and challenging curriculum.

We follow the National Curriculum which consists of English, Maths and Science, along with Religious Education, Design Technology (DT), History, Geography, Art, Music, Personal, Social and Health Education and Citizenship (PSHE), Information and Communication Technology (ICT) and Physical Education.

We use the Learning Challenge Curriculum across the curriculum to build on pupils’ skills and knowledge as they move through the school. It meets the needs and interests of all pupils because it is effectively linked to national and local events. The imaginative curriculum underpins effective teaching across the whole school. Subjects are creatively linked and teachers present exciting activities to fire pupils’ enthusiasm.

Children in the Foundation Stage follow the Early Years Curriculum which also incorporates features of the Learning Challenge Curriculum.

Learning is supported and reinforced through:
    •    Homework clubs, led by class teachers which boost understanding and extend the school day
    •    Weekly "learning logs" which review the learning that has taken place
    •    Extensive outdoor learning with lots of visits and visitors
    •    Booster session which increase learning opportunities

Children will be fully engaged if:
    •    Their classroom is fully prepared with activities, prompts and artefacts
    •    They have lots of opportunities to talk and explain their learning
    •    Individual learning plans are in place
    •    Their lessons are interactive as well as inspirational
    •    They meet the best role models
    •    They see parents and teachers working together
    •    They get the best feedback possible about their schoolwork

The Power of Reading

Click here to view the Power of Reading document.

Religious Education

The basic teaching within the school is non-denominational. Pupils learn about the life of Christ and the story of Christianity, with particular examples of those who have achieved much by being true to their faith. We also help to give an understanding of the main world religions to prepare children for life in a multi-racial society. Emphasis is given to the development of a tolerant and appreciative attitude towards one another and our assemblies play an important part in this.

There must be a daily act of collective worship provided for all children whose parents do not ask specifically for them to be withdrawn. Parents may withdraw their daughter/son wholly or partly from Religious Education or Collective Worship. In such cases, written application must be made to the Headteacher.

The school follows the Wakefield Authority’s Agreed Syllabus of Religious Education.