We are committed to providing a rich curriculum for all learners and maximise learning opportunities through the use of well chosen educational visits, topic related days and after school clubs.
We have broken down each of the different subject areas to provide you with helpful advice and further learning opportunities.
Alternatively, visit the class pages to see what your child will be studying this academic year.
Please also follow this link to find out how we are complying with the Equality Act 2010 and the Special Educational Needs & Disability Regulations 2014 Act.
The school follows the National Curriculum which can be found below, as well as our current long term plan.
Key Stage 1 currently uses the Oxford Reading Tree scheme for home reading and the Bug Club books in school. The school also uses Phonics Play.
Please click on the following links if you want to access the English Curriculum Map; parent phonics workshops; parent reading workshops; list of recommended reads for each year group; or whole school reading events page to see some fantastic videos of occasions such as World Book Day and the Extreme Reading competition.
At St Hilda’s C of E Primary School we use the Government approved Letters and Sounds scheme for teaching Phonics. To support our teaching of phonics we also use the Phonics Play website and Jolly Phonics. For more information click on the link below to take you to the Letters and Sounds page.
At St. Hilda’s CE Primary School, we have started to 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:
Frequently Asked Questions: Maths-Power-Info-QA
Year Group Maths Curriculum Overviews:
The latest Nursery and Reception long term plans from St Hilda’s are accessible on the links or to download at the bottom of the page.
The guidance on the standards that schools must meet for the learning, development and care for children under 5 is also attached.
In addition, the Letters and Sounds workshop, presented to parents, is available.
St. Hilda’s follows the national curriculum, which became statutory for all the classes within maintained schools in September 2015.
At St Hilda’s, we have music provided for us from Trafford Music Service. Children will be taught an instrument in Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2 by a music specialist. Pupils learn songs and perform a musical concert. Pupils visit Stoller Hall and The Lowry in Key Stage 1 to experience live theatre and orchestra performances. Pupils also participate in I Sing Pop bi-yearly, learning and performing a range of Christian pop songs. Children are given the opportunity to attend ‘Young Voices’ and perform as part of a national choir. St Hilda’s received a Music Mark recognition from Trafford Music Service as well as participating in ‘Halle – Adopt a Player’ programme where pupils attended the Bridgewater Hall and worked with professional musicians.