We follow Develop Matters in EYFS and the National Curriculum (DfE, 2014) from Year 1 -6 to ensure that all children develop the skills and knowledge to become confident life long learners. For phonics we follow the Letters and Sounds document (DfE, 2007) for the progression of skills and we primarily use the Oxford reading tree reading scheme with Read at Home, All Aboard, Storyworld, Collins Big Cat, Rigby Star and Word practice books as supplements and enrichment to this.
At Kings Hill we believe learning should be enjoyable, motivational and must provide a variety of opportunities for all. We set high expectations for all learners and teachers are skilled at providing opportunities for children that are creative, challenging and promote critical and higher level thinking skills.
We are proud of our innovative thematic curriculum and our extensive grounds allow us to integrate outdoor learning throughout the curriculum. The children benefit from specialist teaching in French and music technology in Key Stage 2 and PE throughout the school. Our curriculum is also enriched with themed weeks, workshops, performances and educational visits.
English throughout Kings Hill School is taught through 'key texts'. The key text for the term forms the basis of much of the learning within English and links to other curriculum areas in order to bring the curriculum alive for children; enabling them to see how skills are used in real life situations. Using key texts from Reception gives the children the opportunity to read, explore at depth and enjoy over 50 stories during their primary school career.
Our well-resourced and modern facilities allow us to provide unique educational experiences that are not paralleled in many schools. We develop our children into confident and independent individuals with enquiring minds, the ability to work with others collaboratively and a love of learning.
Our curriculum inspires children to aim for the highest standards possible and show resilience in reaching their goals.
The expectations for Reading, Writing, SPaG and maths for each year group are laid out within the year group pages on this website. Below are all year group curriculum maps which lay out the skills taught throughout our curriculum.
Reading, writing and maths curriculum expectations
Our school curriculum is enhanced by giving children the opportunities to develop their confidence, self esteem and talents through a range of creative arts. More details of this can be found on our 'creative arts' page.