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Our Curriculum

The Curriculum at Huncoat Primary School

 At Huncoat we follow the Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum in Nursery and Reception and the National Curriculum 2014 from Years 1-6.

Huncoat takes pride in providing our children with a tailored curriculum to develop the needs of all our children through varied and exciting learning. Our Curriculum is 'Driven' by our Huncoat Values, Our Growth Mindset, Our Nurturing Wellbeing, Endless Possibilities (aspirations/ can do anything/ achieving together/ real life experiences) and our strive to extend and build upon Vocabulary. It is these 'drivers' that underpin all we do to develop, enhance learning to ensure our curriculum is enriched and personal - so that our children become lifelong learners.

We teach an explicit Literacy & Numeracy curriculum to enhance the skills of Reading, Writing, Speaking & Listening, Reasoning and Arithmetic at a deeper level. The other subjects are taught through an thematic approach where appropriate  to help inspire, motivate and deepen skills in a variety of ways. This thematic approach may be taught as blocked units or throughout a half term. Throughout our website you can see the evidence of this learning in the galleries and the 'love for learning' we instill here at Huncoat.

Below is a brief overview of each subject taught and any key documents you might find useful. 

Our Curriculum Intent, Implementation, Impact Statement



How do we know our Curriculum is working at Huncoat? Our self Evaluation here

If you would like to know more about our Curriculum please look at the Class Pages website tab for our curriculum maps, information about our learning OR please speak to your child's teacher for curriculum updates. 


Curriculum Leaders:

At Huncoat our subject leaders work together in teams to enhance and enrich our Curriculum and support each other.

Problem Solving Team:          Maths, Science, Computing and Design Technology

Expressive Learning Team:     Literacy, Art, Music, Languages, PE

Wider World Team:               Inclusion & SEN, History, Geography, RE, PSHE



Documents for downloading

Primary National Curriculum

Early Years Foundation Stage Framework


Growth Mindset

At Huncoat we are on a journey to develop Growth Mindset in all our learners including staff and children. We actively encourage children to 'grow' their brains by challenging themselves, never giving up, using our value of determination, and accepting that failure is needed to succeed. Here we provide a safe environment for children to explore, challenge themselves and try, try again until they can do it! 

We actively use vocabulary to encourage this persistence and determination in our learners through "You might not be able to do it..yet.. but you will if you don't give up". Children enjoy our Growth Mindset assemblies and all staff and children aspire to be the best they can through their use of Growth Mindset. 

"We have two mindsets, Growth and Fixed. Growth means to be positive and try hard. I have that" Year 3 child 

"You have to grow your brain to get it bigger. You need to try, try and try to get it right" Reception child 

"When you challenge yourself it makes your brain stretch" Year 3 child 


This is what our children said about Learning Knowledge and our Curriculum:

"I brainstorm, write facts down to help me remember"                             "I say it again and again and again to remember things"                         "You look back over your book to help you remember what you have learnt"

                    "The teacher starts each lesson asking about last week"                       "We do quizzes"                  "The teacher recaps each week" (year6)                     "The keys are knowledge and tell us what we need to learn"                   

"We do a sheet that asks about last week, last half term. last year"                 "The keys tell you the right words we need in each lesson, subject"                   "We have books for pleasure as well as home reading books - I like that"

         "We learn to read in Guided Reading, Reading Response and Phonics"                     "I remember learning to read with phonics in Year1 and I'm Year 6 now!"                   "Maths is tricky but you need to keep doing it"       

"My Teacher reads to us and that's the best bit"          "My teachers sit with me till I undertstand "                 "my teacher is very good at explaining maths to us"            "listening in class helps me learn!" 

           "We read all the time, I enjoy it"                  "Its brilliant when we get chance to read to younger children" (year6) 


The subjects we liked the most are: History/ English/ Writing/ PE/ Art / Science 

                                                                    The majority of us like maths but its the trickiest subject 



Read here how we: Enriching our Curriculum at Huncoat

Click on the tabs below for more information about each subject