About our school
We encourage children to develop a Growth Mindset to believe that their abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work.
Our curriculum is planned around the National Curriculum set out by the government. There is a strong emphasis on teaching the basic skills English, Mathematics, Science and IT. Learning also includes the skills and knowledge of other subjects: History, Geography, Art, Physical Education, Music, Religious Education, Information Technology and Personal and Social Education.
The Learning Environment is excellent. Spaces have been carefully planned to inspire pupils, enabling learning to take place in calm, bright and spacious areas. The school is very well resourced including an extensive range of IT equipment and books.
CURRICULUM PRINCIPLES: We strive to develop the children as independent learners who are curious, resourceful and resilient.
H.P.S. Learning Strategy
Our strategy is based on close monitoring over time of how children at our school learn best and what they say about learning.
We have also undertaken a range of research into studies about teaching and learning, particularly the work of Guy Claxton, Barry Hymer, Carol Dweck and Stephen Heppell and undertaken work with consultants and professionals from other educational settings, to produce learning systems relevant to our school and our context.
Our Learning Framework
Download our learning framework which talks about how the curriculum is built in each area of learning.
Download our PSHCE Curriculum Overview showing the curriculum topics for each year group over the school year.
Skills Based: learning will be planned to make sure the children develop a wide range of skills across all subjects.
First Hand Experiences: learning will be through first hand experiences and practical opportunities. Where possible this will include visits in the locality and further afield. We will also try hard to invite interesting visitors into school.
Learning will be Purposeful: different subjects will be linked together in ‘real life’ situations. Learning will Promote School Values.
Learning will be Visual: teachers will use visual resources and objects to engage children in learning
Children at H.P.S. have their own learning journey booklets, which they record progress in and self assess their understanding and learning. View the booklet for each year group here: