We believe that children shine when they and their talents are nurtured, cared for and have strong positive relationships with others. We support pupils to flourish into confident, self-assured learners who are resilient and can understand and manage their feelings and behaviours.
At Hawksworth we deliver the National Curriculum ensuring that pupils have broad balanced and relevant experiences that are well planned and support them to progress.
Our curriculum is constructed in a way that allows pupils to develop academically, spiritually emotionally and socially. It is founded on and underpinned by a strong Christian ethos.
At Hawksworth we support children to acquire a thirst for knowledge, through an engaging curriculum that:
- Develops a richness of language, knowledge and experience
- Fosters the skills of co-operation, tolerance and understanding of different cultures
- Empowers children to develop resilience and fosters their mental health and well being
This curriculum intent will be woven through all aspects of learning.
Intent - Implementation - Impact
…What are we trying to achieve with, and through, the curriculum?
- To provide a rich and varied curriculum which has its roots based on our school values underpinned by our Christian faith.
- To deliver an ambitious, aspirational curriculum which is well planned and meets the needs of all our pupils
- To provide an engaging curriculum which is planned sequentially, allowing children to build on previous learning and securing firm foundations for the future
- To excite, inspire and empower children through a range of cultural experiences
- To promote a sense of community for the children, parents, Church and the wider community
- To prepare older pupils for life in our British Society by fostering in them attitudes and qualities which enable them to become confident, caring, responsible citizens
…So, how are we going to deliver this?
- Teachers will have good subject knowledge and will be supported to maintain and improve this knowledge through training, observing best practice and undertaking relevant professional development
- Subject leaders will provide colleagues with support for planning, resourcing and teaching
- Lessons will incorporate examples; retrieval practice and, over time, revisit teaching and knowledge skills
- High quality texts will be used from Reception to Year 6 building on the foundations of excellent teaching of phonics
- The school curriculum map will be planned to ensure that teaching is sequential with the teacher ensuring that knowledge and skills are taught in a logical and progressive order
- The teaching of key vocabulary will be a primary feature in all subjects
…What difference is this curriculum making to our children?
- The impact of our curriculum is evaluated through end of year assessments and government tests; through Governor meetings; visits and through our own monitoring of teaching, learning and pupil voice.
- All children achieve well by developing knowledge and skills on their journey through school. This is demonstrated through outcomes at EYFS, Phonics (Year 1), Keys Stage 1 and Key Stage 2.
- Through our Christian beliefs and values, we instil the importance of learning and how learning can benefit others
- Children with SEND achieve the best possible outcomes and are monitored through Governors and in school
- Children leave Hawksworth CE Primary School ready for a successful transition to secondary school.
Each subject area has a progression of skills chart which details the skills, knowledge and concepts that children will build up during their time in school. This ensures that children are offered teaching in line with their age and developmental stage, helping them to develop their learning in a coherent manner and supporting them to become increasingly independent in applying their skills.
Medium Term Plans
Medium Term Plans Cycle A and B
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Social, Emotional and Mental Health
At Hawksworth we know that good learning and achieving a fulfilling life depend on much more than just strong teaching or a focus on academic progress and attainment. We pride ourselves that every member of the team considers each child's broader well-being as being of paramount importance. We therefore create opportunities and take the time to get to know the children in our care well and, when necessary, aim to support them and their families in addressing any issues in their Social, Emotional and Mental Health (SEMH).
As a child-friendly church school, Hawksworth:
- promotes Christian Values:
- reflects and realises the rights of every child;
- sees and understands the whole child in a broad context;
- is child-centred;
- is gender sensitive;
- promotes quality learning outcomes;
- provides education based on the reality of children's lives;
- is flexible and responds to diversity;
- acts to ensure inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity for all children;
- promotes mental and physical health;
- is family-focused;
- is community-based.
Hawksworth Support Network
Hawksworth CE Primary School has a multifaceted, proactive approach to supporting our children and their families, including:
- a Learning Mentor and Well-being Lead, Mrs S. Gallagher;
- a team of trained Safeguarding Leads and a Safeguarding Governor;
- teaching assistants who support specific, emotionally vulnerable children;
- a qualified SAD Events Practitioner;
- Forest School sessions for specific children run by our specially-trained teacher
- whole school assembly themes to promote and support SEMH;
- worry box and a Worry Wednesday for children to easily request support from a trusted adult;
- personal and social education lessons and circle time sessions in all year groups;
- a special, open to all Lunchtime Club: Worry Wednesday
- a comprehensive range of health and sporting activities across the curriculum and in after-school clubs.
If you would like to discuss any of the above, or how we might best support you and your child with their well-being and mental health, please speak with Mrs Gallagher our Learning Mentor.
Throughout the year we organise a wide range of curriculum days. During these days our children enjoy learning about a particular theme with a hands-on, cross-curricular approach.
2019 - 2020
Friday 6th September 2019: Enviro-forum (Year 6 and ALPT Trust schools)
Wednesday 18th September 2019: Yorkshire Music School performance and workshops for all classes.
Tuesday 1st October: Fire service in to work with Class 1 and to present a safety talk to Year 5.
Thursday 10th October 2019: Mental Health Day, Classes 1 and 2 (Inclusion Workshops) Classes 3 and 4 (Health and Happiness workshops).
Friday 11th October 2019: Northern Arts Factory, Dance, Drama and Literacy day, classes 1-4.
Wednesday 16th October 2019: Curriculum Day 1 - PHSE, classes 1-4.
Tuesday 12th November 2019: 'Odd Sock Day' assembly and workshops (Mental Health), classes 1-4.
Friday 6th December 2019: 'What's the story of Christmas...' Class 3, St Oswald's Church.
Friday 17th January 2020: Music Day and workshops for all classes.
Wednesday 22nd January 2020: Curriculum Day - Music, classes 1-4.
Friday 24th January 2020: Classes 3 and 4, Fencing workshops.
Thursday 5th March 2020: World Book Day, classes 1-4
Friday 6th March 2020: Northern Arts Factory, Dance, Drama and Literacy day, classes 1-4.
Wednesday 16th March 2020 - Curriculum Day 1 - RE, classes 1-4.
Friday 15th May 2020 - Northern Arts Factory, Dance, Drama and Literacy day, classes 1-4.
2018 - 2019
Friday 12th October 2018: Northern Arts Factory, Dance and Literacy day, classes 1-4.
Wednesday 24th October 2018: Geography Day, ‘Oceans’, cross-curricular, classes 1-4.
- Class 1 – Commotion in the Ocean, rhyming.
- Class 2 – World map, sea animals-fact files.
- Class 3- Natural disaster, Case study/diary entry, Science/Ocean temperatures.
- Class 4 – Plastic in the Oceans – Presenting an argument/persuasive letter writing/art.
Friday 16th November 2018: Online Safety Day, D: Side workshops for classes 2-4.
Friday 1st February 2019: British Values Day, classes 1-4.
Friday 1st March 2019: Northern Arts Factory, Drama classes 1-4.
Wednesday 13th March 2019: Science Day, classes 1-4.
Wednesday 8th May 2019: Class 3 ‘Outdoor Day’, led by Mrs Malir.
Friday 17th May 2019: Northern Arts Factory, Dance and Drama classes 1-4.
Wednesday 12th June 2019: Class 1 ‘Outdoor Day’, led by Mrs Malir.
Wednesday 26th June 2019: Class 2 ‘Outdoor Day’, led by Mrs Malir.
Friday 28th June 2019: Northern Arts Factory, Dance and Drama, classes 1-4.
Wednesday 3rd July 2019: Class 4 ‘Outdoor Day’, led by Mrs Malir.
2017 - 2018
Friday 10th November 2017: ‘Great Balls of Fire’ Dance, Drama, History day, classes 1-4.
Friday 24th November 2017: Art/DT day, ‘Famous Artists’, classes 1-4.
Friday 2nd February 2018: History day, ‘World War 2’, cross-curricular, classes 1-4.
Thursday 1st March 2018: World Book Day and author visit, classes 1-4
Friday 2nd March 2018: Northern Arts Factory, Dance and Drama day, classes 1-4.
Friday 23rd March 2018: Northern Arts Factory, Literacy and Drama day, classes 1-4.
Friday 8th June 2018: Northern Arts Factory, Dance and Literacy day, classes 1-4.
Thursday 12th July 2018: LM Stage School, Speaking and Drama day, classes 1-4.