Curriculum at Hathersage St. Michael's CE (A) Primary
St Michael's C of E (A) Primary School aims to provide an engaging, exciting, broad, balanced and ambitious curriculum, which will enable our children to gain the necessary knowledge, skills and understanding to develop as educated, independent, resilient citizens in the wider world.
Based on the knowledge base of the published curriculum and the skills identified by our staff, we have created subject curriculums that are coherently planned and sequenced to enable pupils to build their learning over time. Our skills-based curriculum are creative and engaging.
We review our Curriculum each year considering our class structures to ensure inclusivity and equal opportunities for all. Our subject leaders meet with pupils to survey their feedback on the quality of the curriculum and how it could be improved. This feeds into our cycle of School Improvement.
Full details of when the knowledge and skills are taught can be found on the subject pages of our school website.
Our school day starts promptly at 8.50am and finishes for EYFS & KS1 children at 3.25pm and for KS2 children at 3.30pm. Including break-times, we offer over the minimum 32.5 hours per week legal requirement from the DfE to ensure our curriculum is covered. Through the year, we offer Extra Curriculum School Clubs. Some run at lunchtimes and some run after school which extends the school day by 50 minutes to 1 hour.
All children follow the 2014 National Curriculum. This curriculum sets out the aims of a programme of education, including the knowledge and understanding to be gained at each stage. From this we use Focus Education Publications to support Subject Leaders in developing their curriculum area, ensuring clear progression through each year group towards the national curriculum requirements for each subject. This enables a clear year-on-year acquisition of key knowledge as well as skills built around our cultural capital, local needs and the needs of our children. This helps them to progress in knowing more, remembering more and being able to do more within each subject area.
Please see each Subject page for our intent, how we implement the curriculum and what we aim the impact to be.
As part of their school experience each child takes part in trips and special event days such as World Book Day, Internet Safety Day, Comic Relief Days, Fundraising Days and Climate Action Challenge Days too. Sports and Music events play a big part in our Curriculum too.
Each class page displays a half termly Curriculum Overview so that parents & carers can see exactly what their child will be learning about, enabling them to support at home.