This section of the website contains documents showing the Curriculum that is taught at Pool Hayes Primary School.
We are proud of our broad, balanced, challenging and inspirational curriculum - in 2018 Ofsted also agreed that PHP offers a high quality of provision;
"Leaders have developed a curriculum that motivates pupils and challenges their learning. You have introduced schemes to support teachers’ planning and ensure that pupils make better progress across the key stages. Subject leaders relish the opportunity, not just to raise pupils’ achievement, but also to inspire a love of learning in their subjects. They are successful in creating an exciting and challenging curriculum for pupils."
The following document is the new Primary National Curriculum that is statutory from September 2014:
2014 Primary National Curriculum
Our School uses the Focus Learning Challenge Curriculum to ensure that each child receives a broad and balanced Curriculum with a challenging cross-curricular approach. The following Curriculum Maps outline the cross curricular coverage for each year group:
KS1 Foundation subjects
KS2 Foundation subjects
KS1 Science curriculum
KS2 Science curriculum
KS1 and KS2 Computing and online safety curriculum
The following documents are an overview of the text types that are taught in each year group in Literacy for Reading and Writing. Please look at the ‘Bug Club’ section of the website to find out about our fantastic e-book reading scheme that we use from Foundation stage to Year 6. As well as this, the School uses 'Read Write Inc' to deliver phonics lessons:
Literacy Curriculum KS1 KS2
Cross curriculuar Literacy links
Literacy units - National Curriculum targets for Reading, Writing and SPAG
What is Power Maths?
At Pool Hayes Primary, we use Power Maths as a basis of our maths lesson. This is an exciting class mastery approach, which has been recommended by the DfE, that works for every child. It is based upon the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach.
Every lesson is divided into sections that involve plenty of discovery, sharing, collaboration, practice and reflection. Children are encouraged to solve problems each day through the use of concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract thinking.
At the heart of this programme is the idea that all children can achieve and be successful mathematicians with the right growth mindset. It promotes five child friendly characters, each with their own positive skillset, to inspire and motivate children. These characters are:
We have adopted these characters within school as our characteristics of a mathematician. Keep an eye out for our characters all around our school environment.
The following documents are an overview of P.E. taught in the School in conjunction with the Sports Plus Scheme. This year we will be competing with many local schools in Football, Netball and Dodgeball tournaments:
PE Curriculum overview
Long term P.E. overview
Our School follows the Walsall 'SACRE agreed syllabus for religious education' scheme of work to deliver R.E. lessons. The following document outlines the coverage for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:
Walsall RE Syllabus 2016 - 2021
For any additional information about our curriculum provision please consult the class area for you child found under 'classes' on this website or speak to the class teacher.