Curriculum Overview - Pool Hayes Primary School

Headteacher: Mrs. K Vaughan
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This section of the website contains documents showing the Curriculum that is taught at Pool Hayes Primary School.

At Pool Hayes Primary School, we believe everyone can excel through inspiration, a good level of challenge and holistic learning experiences.  Our curriculum has been designed to ensure that all of our pupils are given the opportunities to excel regardless of their starting points or background.  

Curriculum Intent:
At Pool Hayes Primary, we are committed to providing a curriculum which is broad and balanced, and provides our pupils with opportunities to gain essential knowledge, skills and understanding which will enable them to flourish and reach their full potential academically, physically and artistically.
Whilst our curriculum encompasses the formal requirements of the National Curriculum, our vision is to provide our pupils with a range of learning experiences beyond the classroom which inspire our pupils and helps shape their futures; ensuring  that they are responsible citizens of the future.
Our curriculum also promotes inclusion and diversity. At Pool Hayes Primary we are committed to valuing diversity, tackling discrimination, promoting equality and fostering good relationships between people. We want our pupils to be inspired by the contributions and accomplishments made by others and to have a sense of belonging within the school and the wider community.
Our curriculum has a specific focus on Reading and vocabulary development. We believe that ability to read is fundamental to our children succeeding; enabling them to access the next stage of their education and beyond.

We have designed a curriculum which will ensure that when our pupils leave us to move on to their secondary education they:

  • Are independent and inquisitive learners.
  • Demonstrate positive attitudes to their learning; embracing challenge and exhibiting resilience and perseverance.
  • Have a secure understanding of the fundamental skills in reading, writing and maths.
  • Are ambitious and take pride in all that they do.
  • Are confident and responsible citizens who contribute to and demonstrate an appreciation of the diverse world they live in.
  • Are compassionate and caring; demonstrating high levels of respect for other.
  • Are articulate; demonstrating the ability to question, debate and challenge respectfully.

The following documents outline our curriculum intent, implementation and impact for each subject taught at Pool Hayes Primary School:

Our Long Term Overviews for each year-group clearly set out our ambitious and inspiring curriculum throughout our school:

Our curriculum for Online Safety uses the Department for Education's 'Education for a Connected World' framework 2020. Our current provision overview can be accessed below:

As set out in our long term overviews, Pool Hayes Primary School uses 'Read Write Inc' to deliver high quality phonics lessons:

What is Read, Write, Inc?
Find out more here. Please click on the logo below for an RWI parent guide.

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.

For any additional information about our curriculum provision please consult the class area for your child found under 'classes' on this website (above middle) or speak to the class teacher.

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