Hiltingbuy Infant School seeks to develop the talents of our children beyond the national expectations through an integrated and creative curriculum. We want our children to be confident, successful and responsible lifelong learners who enjoy and value themselves. The curriculum has been built around the needs of our children and it delivers the ambitions of our school as well as addressing national statutory requirements. It is designed to foster the development of the whole child through our integral Essential Life Skills and it includes progression, continuity and challenge. Children’s learning is at the heart of everything we do at Hiltingbury, it happens through reflection and analysis of real experiences; by making choices and decisions that involve feelings and emotions as well as intellect and reason.
Leading on from our child-initiated curriculum in Year R, we aim to foster children’s interests and make learning relevant and exciting for all. The creative curriculum encourages children to work collaboratively, whilst encouraging independent learning through topics that capture children’s current interests. Teachers thrive on planning creative and memorable experiences within the learning environment. Children have many first hand experiences to enrich their learning. The recent Robin Hood theatre production enhanced our Literacy Week engaging and enthusing the children around a range of literacy based activities throughout the school.
We also enhance the curriculum by offering many extra-curricular activities including football, cricket, dance, multiskills, French, choir and recorder club.
The school’s curriculum is highly engaging, creative and enriched by trips, extra-curricular opportunities, volunteers and visitors to school. Special events, like the recent traditional tales week, enliven learning opportunities for pupils. Pupils relish contributing their ideas for ‘CHIPS’ – children’s ideas and projects sessions. Teachers go the extra mile to bring learning to life, such as the construction of a mission control centre in a Year 1 class studying the ‘great explorers.’ OFSTED 2016
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