The Hawthorn Community Primary School curriculum aligns with the Pathfinder Schools Curriculum Vision Statement (available to view below) and is underpinned by our Vision and Values: Respect, Resilience and Curiosity.
We believe, the curriculum at Hawthorn is enhanced by visits, trips, theme days and many types of celebration. This ensures excitement and an enthusiasm for learning. 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.
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 for writing. Our reading scheme is Oxford Reading Tree.
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:
Read, Write, Inc, is used throughout EYFS and KS1 to support reading and writing, Spelling Shed is used throughout the school. Numbots is used for Maths in KS1 and Times Tables Rock Stars for KS2, Charanga is used for Music, PE Hub for the PE curriculum, Purple Mash is used for the Computing scheme and enhances all other subject areas.