Government information for parents
2016 National curriculum tests at the end of key states 1 and 2:-
Our Curriculum at The Grenestede Academy Trust
Our curriculum encourages the well-being of the whole child. We foster an environment where the academic, social, cultural, spiritual and physical development of each child is valued.
At Halsford Park Primary School we believe in quality teaching and learning. We aim for our children to have a fully encompassing creative curriculum which challenges them, engages their imagination, and encourages the next steps in their learning. We use the Edison Achievement Statements to teach our Reading, Writing and Maths curriculum, as outlined separately.
We plan Science and most of our foundation subjects (Geography, History, Design & Technology, Art) in ‘Learning Experiences,’ utilising the Edison Connected Curriculum TM and seek to involve the children and their interests in our plans. If any at any time a subject cannot be meaningfully linked to the learning Experience it is taught discretely- such as R.E which follows the West Sussex SACRE.
Each Learning Experience takes appropriate objectives from the National Curriculum and they are then taught creatively to make even the most abstract of ideas real to the children. Each Experience has an exciting start to 'hook' the children into their new learning and ends with a purposeful outcome. Throughout the Experience, children are encouraged to think about what they are learning, why they are learning it and how they will be able to apply these new skills in a meaningful context. This creativity is underpinned by a rigorous set of basic skills such as times tables and spelling patterns which are taught in every year. This ensures that the curriculum has balance.
Early Years follow the non Statutory document: Development Matters. Please see the Early Years class page for more information about the Early Years Curriculum and their Learning Experiences.