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Havelock Primary School, Nursery & ARP

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Our Curriculum

Havelock’s Curriculum


Our aim is to ensure that our curriculum is inclusive, challenging and creative for all pupils. We want to help our pupils unlock their full potential and achieve their future aspirations and goals. Through our curriculum, and the use of the UNICEF Articles and our 5 R’s, we encourage and support our pupils to be kind, resilient problem solvers who can make a difference in the world.


Through the use and progression of our substantive and disciplinary knowledge, pupils are able to distinguish between facts and skills and build on these. Reading is at the heart of all subjects, where it is our ambition for all pupils to read fluently by the end of KS1 and have a love of reading.


We highlight the links and connections in learning where pupils are able to build on prior knowledge and ensure it is retained in their long-term memory. Our focus on cognitive load theories, enables teachers to present information and use strategies to ensure the knowledge ‘sticks’ and is retained. Our subjects have threshold concepts, where pupils understand the overall themes and concepts being learnt and built upon. Recapping learning at the beginning of every lesson is also fundamental to our teaching and learning practice to ensure a deeper level of understanding is achieved. Our focus on vocabulary (tier 2 and 3 words) and oracy within all subjects is evident across the school.


As an inclusive school, we conduct risk assessments to ensure all children with SEND including those with an EHCP have access to all areas in the curriculum through careful differentiation of support.


Please click below to see our curriculum overviews within the separate phases.


We have developed our curriculum so there is a progression of substantive and disciplinary knowledge. Our overviews (above) portray our learning for each year group and each term. Not only do we progress the learning, but teachers also ensure prior learning has been reviewed and consolidated to aid retention. Where appropriate, we have links between subjects and units of work, where this supports the pupils to connect their learning and ultimately develop a deeper understanding of concepts and schema. We work in collaboration with our parents and our community to support learning at home, as well as holding workshops to further help them. Where possible, we plan linked trips and activities to build on the cultural capital of children and develop their understanding of their local area. Themed days also highlight the importance of the wider world and world events.



Our curriculum provision engages our children and supports them to be both creative and inquisitive. Progress is made from very low starting points in reading, writing and maths. Our high proportion of EAL pupils (96%), develop their language and communication skills to become confident learners. We want our pupils to become resilient life-long learners who have high expectations and aspirations for their futures, and we believe our curriculum equips and enables them to reach these goals.