Address: Church Road, Hilmarton, Calne, Wiltshire, SN11 8SG
Telephone: 01249 760602
At Hilmarton Primary School we follow the National Curriculum which has been statutory since September 2014.
Our school motto is:
Explore, Enjoy, Learn
In order to ‘Explore, enjoy, learn, we believe the curriculum needs to:
- Ensure the acquisition of a high level of basic skills in English, maths and Computing for all pupils.
- Be broad (whilst giving due attention to the core subjects)
- Be creative and relevant to all pupils.
- Be well balanced
- Be differentiated for individual needs.
- Be assessed, recorded and evaluated and involve the pupils in self-assessment.
- Be well resourced
- Reinforce the links between subjects so that learning connections are made across the curriculum.
- Take account of our equality and diversity policy.
- Provide for pupils’ personal, social, health and economic education (PSHE).
At Hilmarton Primary School, children in their reception year follow the Early Years Foundation Stage. Pupils in years 1-6 are taught the three core subjects of English, Maths and Science and the seven foundation subjects: History, Geography, Design and Technology, Art, Music, Physical Education and Computing. In addition, Religious Education, which is statutory in all schools, is taught outside of the National Curriculum following the Wiltshire Agreed Syllabus using the Discovery RE resource. Pupils also study a course to further their personal, social and health development based upon the Wiltshire Learning 4 Life scheme. Pupils in years 3-6 are also taught French whilst younger children have the opportunity to learn key words and phrases in many different languages.
In Reception and Key Stage 1 (years 1 and 2) we use Phonics Bug and Jolly Phonics to teach 'synthetic' phonics. (The synthetic phonics approach teaches children the sounds or individual, pairs and strings of letters so that they can then blend (synthesise) these sounds together to read and write words.) We use a range of reading schemes throughout the school to support the development of reading and the needs of the children at different stages of their development.
Please see our Curriculum Statement (click on the link below) for more information. To find out more about how the curriculum is taught click on the individual class pages.
We have produced some guides to help parents understand how Maths is taught across the different age ranges. If you would like more information please contact your child's classteacher.