Curriculum Overview - Pool Hayes Primary School

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This section of the website contains documents showing the Curriculum that is taught at Pool Hayes Primary School.

We are proud of our broad, balanced, challenging and inspirational curriculum - in 2018 Ofsted also agreed that PHP offers a high quality of provision;

"Leaders have developed a curriculum that motivates pupils and challenges their learning. You have introduced schemes to support teachers’ planning and ensure that pupils make better progress across the key stages. Subject leaders relish the opportunity, not just to raise pupils’ achievement, but also to inspire a love of learning in their subjects. They are successful in creating an exciting and challenging curriculum for pupils."

The following document is the Primary National Curriculum that has been statutory from September 2014:

2014 Primary National Curriculum

Our School uses the Focus Learning Challenge Curriculum to ensure that each child receives a broad and balanced Curriculum with a challenging cross-curricular approach. The following Curriculum Maps outline the cross curricular coverage for each year group:

KS1 Foundation subjects

KS2 Foundation subjects

KS1 Science curriculum

KS2 Science curriculum

KS1 and KS2 Computing and online safety curriculum

Our curriculum for Online Safety uses the Department for Education's 'Education for a Connected World' framework 2020. Our current provision overview can be accessed below:

The following documents are an overview of the text types that are taught in each year group in Literacy for Reading and Writing. Please look at the ‘Bug Club’ section of the website to find out about our fantastic e-book reading scheme that we use from Foundation stage to Year 6. As well as this, the School uses 'Read Write Inc' to deliver phonics lessons:

Literacy Curriculum KS1 KS2

Cross curriculuar Literacy links

Literacy units - National Curriculum targets for Reading, Writing and SPAG

What is Power Maths?

At Pool Hayes Primary, we use Power Maths as a basis of our maths lesson. This is an exciting class mastery approach, which has been recommended by the DfE, that works for every child.  It is based upon the concrete, pictorial and abstract approach.
Every lesson is divided into sections that involve plenty of discovery, sharing, collaboration, practice and reflection. Children are encouraged to solve problems each day through the use of concrete resources, pictorial representations and abstract thinking.  
At the heart of this programme is the idea that all children can achieve and be successful mathematicians with the right growth mindset.  It promotes five child friendly characters, each with their own positive skillset, to inspire and motivate children.  These characters are:

We have adopted these characters within school as our characteristics of a mathematician. Keep an eye out for our characters all around our school environment.

The following documents are an overview of P.E. taught in the School in conjunction with the Sports Plus Scheme. This year we will be competing with many local schools in Football, Netball and Dodgeball tournaments and taking part in a variety of extra curricular clubs to support our progression in PE:

PE Curriculum overview

Long term P.E. overview

Our School follows the Walsall 'SACRE agreed syllabus for religious education' scheme of work to deliver R.E. lessons. The following document outlines our coverage for EYFS, Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:

For any additional information about our curriculum provision please consult the class area for your child found under 'classes' on this website (above middle) or speak to the class teacher.

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