Hurst Green C of E Primary uses the New National Curriculum for Years 1 to 6.
Children are assessed regularly by teachers in the classroom. These judgements are moderated by standardised tests.
The Foundation Stage Children (Nursery and Reception) follow the revised EYFS curriculum. This is made up of the three Prime areas of learning:
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, Social, and Emotional Development
And the four Specific areas of learning:
- Understanding of the world
- Expressive arts and design
We aim to secure maximum progress of all children in every area of the curriculum. The pace of work will be different for each child, as a child’s progress is dependent on their understanding of each concept before the next step can be taken. Where it is needed, specialist help or advice will be offered by outside agencies including: Educational Psychology, Speech and Language Services, CAMHs, etc.
Hurst Green has a policy of identification and support for children with special needs as early as possible. The Special Education Needs Co-ordinator (Miss Flack) manages this provision by monitoring the children’s learning, and liaising with parents and carers, outside agencies, and supporting Class Teachers and Support Staff. Additional provision is also made for children who demonstrate particular abilities or talents, so that these gifts can be recognised, celebrated, and enhanced.
At Hurst Green Church of England Primary School, we teach our children about other countries, cultures, faiths, and societies, throughout our curriculum. We also share ‘House Days’ where the whole school work together learning about a specific topic or event. We have recently looked at Christian values such as Trust and talked about other countries and their beliefs and customs.