We offer a broad and balanced curriculum that provides children with opportunities to link ideas together through termly themes promoting the acquisition the skills, knowledge and understanding they need to develop into well-rounded, informed individuals.
We are fortunate to have the most amazing learners at Holywell. We have designed a set of curriculum ‘Drivers’ that are the cornerstones of our curriculum offer. This ensures that our curriculum offers children the skills necessary to achieve successfully in the modern world. Teachers plan their curriculum with these at the heart to ensure learners are:
•Energised and independent
•Curious and confident in seeking new experiences
•Caring and respectful of our community and the environment
•Determined to achieve the best for ourselves and our school
•Active and ambitious as part of the wider world
•Making contributions and decisions that have a positive impact now and in the future
Each term the children focus on new topic. Overviews for the termly topics are available on the class page section of the website. Each topic links many areas of the curriculum together and involves visits out of school and visitors to school that enrich these topics. We use 'Cornerstones' to map our journey through the topic ensuring robust National Curriculum coverage. Children complete an 'Innovate Board' towards the end of their topic, giving them opportunities to demonstrate knowledge and skills they have learnt throughout the topic. A copy of this long term plan is below.
Religious education in a Church school should enable every child to flourish and to live life in all its fullness. (John 10:10). It will help educate for dignity and respect encouraging all to live well together. Our approach is offered through a commitment to generous hospitality, being true to our underpinning faith, but with a deep respect for the integrity of other religious traditions (and worldviews) and for the religious freedom of each person.
A high-quality sequential religious education programme is essential to meet the statutory requirement and to teach a full curriculum that prepares pupils for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of life in modern Britain. Central to religious education at Holywell is the study of Christianity as a living and diverse faith, focused on the teaching of Jesus and the Church. There is a clear expectation that as inclusive communities, church schools provide sequenced learning about a range of religions and worldviews, fostering respect for others. The document below sets out our Long Term Religious Education plan.
In addition to the learning that comes from delivering the National Curriculum, over their time at Holywell, pupils will be provided with a range of experiences to harness these skills and develop the ability to achieve goals ready for the next part of their journey. This will enrich their primary school journey helping all children to expand their horizons. We have set these out below. These will be reviewed annually reflecting the changing needs to the pupils and school.