At Holywell, we deliver a curriculum of deep and sustainable learning for all. Through a combination of classroom action research led by our teachers, engagement with wider educational professionals including ResearchEd and CUSP (Curriculum with Unity Support Partnership), wider reading and current research, we implement a curriculum we are exceptionally passionate about.
Our curriculum is knowledge-led and is carefully sequenced and structured to ensure a coherent journey of progression across the school. Across the curriculum, in both core and wider curriculum subjects, key building blocks of knowledge are identified and taught and secured by learners before moving on. We make links in learning in year groups and between year groups, and link learning to concepts that are important to our school community and context.
We have four key curriculum pillars that are underpinned by our responsive teaching approach to teaching and learning:
To find out more information about the teaching and learning principles that underpin our curriculum, please click on the link below:
Diversity is an important part of our curriculum. It is a fundamental part of our Citizenship pillar and runs as a continuous thread from Nursery to Year 6. To find out more, please read our diversity statement below:
For child friendly definitions of each of our subjects, please click on the link below. We share these definitions with our children so they understand what subject they are being taught and also why we learn each of these subjects.
To find out how our curriculum is designed to be accessible for those with disabilities or special educational needs, please visit our SEND page by clicking on the link below:
If you would like further information about the curriculum, please:
- Look at our subject links below
- Speak to your child's class teacher
- Contact Miss Tuck (for maths or English enquires), Miss Jones (for foundation subject enquires) or Mrs Watkins (for EYFS enquires)