Curriculum

The New National Curriculum: 

In September 2019, the school revised it’s curriculum, to set out the skills and knowledge each pupil should attain from Reception to Year 6, and devised a new curriculum vision and statement of intent. At Hartest, all pupils are able to access a broad, balanced and enriching curriculum.

At Hartest, we follow a theme-based approach to the curriculum, where exciting topics are explored in depth, allowing for cross-curricular work when possible, especially in writing. We aim to enrich this through each pupil being able to take part in at least one related workshop or educational visit each half term.

Our curriculum topic overview for the coming year can be found here: Click Here.

Some subjects cannot fit naturally within a theme and so are taught separately such as Religious Education. Maths often runs separately with links being made whenever possible and in Science some topics will be taught as mini topics if there is not a natural link to other subjects or themes.

At Hartest we follow a two year curriculum plan which allows your child to cover the relevant content over two years.

Your child’s class curriculum plan provides an overview of their studies for the year.

Please note that this is an outline plan and as the year progresses, the teachers may decide to amend this in response to:-

  • The children’s interests and needs
  • A local, national or global significant event occurring during the year. The curriculum will be amended so that the children can learn from this ‘unforeseen golden opportunity’ and therefore develop a greater breadth of understanding and skill development.

At Hartest we value our British heritage and also embrace other world cultures.  Please take a look at some of the ways in which we celebrate these during our school year  British Heritage and Culture Events Summary


To see Class Curriculum plans please navigate to the Class Pages.


A Guide for Parents

The new national curriculum in English Primary schools Guide, to download – Click Here