Curriculum/Subject Information

Subject areas

Innovation and Investigation
Expressive arts
Understanding the world

Maths

English

Geography

Science

Art

History

Computing

Music

MFL (French)

DT

PE

PSHE

   

RE

The school aims to maintain a broad and balanced curriculum within the context of compliance to the National Curriculum (for children aged 5- 11 years) and the Early Years Foundation Stage for children aged 3-5 years.  National Mathematics and English strategies have been broadly adopted and form the core of the teaching of these two curriculum areas. 

More importantly, we believe, the curriculum at Hawthorn is enhanced by visits, trips, theme days and many different types of celebration.  This ensures excitement and an enthusiasm for learning.   

Foundation subjects:

At primary school, English, Maths and Science are the core subjects which make up the bulk of the timetable. That said, the other foundation subjects play a key part in providing a broad and balanced curriculum. All eight of these subjects are a compulsory part of the National Curriculum. In addition, all schools are required to include some Religious Education in their broader curriculum, although the content of this is agreed locally.

In EYFS and KS1 we use the Read, Write Inc. for Phonics. KS2 uses the Jane Constantine sentence stacking approach. Our reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree.

Here is a very brief outline of what will be covered in the foundation subjects during primary school:

Other core subject:- Science, 

The Foundation subjects are:-History, Geography, (Humanities in KS1), Computing, Music, PE, RE, PSHE and Art and Design & Technology We also offer French to KS1 and KS2; this has been welcomed enthusiastically and successfully.

After school activities include many sports opportunities such as netball, football, rugby, cricket, Tae Kwondo and multi-sports as well as modern dance, recorders, Morris dancing and country dancing.

Hawthorn uses a variety of schemes for different subject areas:

 

Mathletics is used throughout KS2

Switched on Computing is used for the Computing scheme, Purple Mash is used for most subject areas.