At Hawthorn Park Community Primary School we provide a topic themed curriculum based on the statutory Early Years Curriculum, the National Curriculum for Primary Schools and the Central Bedfordshire Agreed Syllabus for RE. We believe that children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts across all areas of the curriculum. For a detailed breakdown for each year group, please see the Classes section and the relevant year group.
We believe children learn better when they are encouraged to use their imagination and apply their learning to engaging contexts.
Our curriculum provides lots of learning challenges throughout the academic year that requires children to solve problems, apply themselves creatively and express their knowledge and understanding effectively across the full curriculum.
How do Hawthorn Park teach phonics?
At Hawthorn Park we follow the Letters and Sounds phonics scheme, it is a resource published by the Department for Education and Skills in 2007.
It aims to build children's speaking and listening skills in their own right as well as to prepare children for learning to read by developing their phonic knowledge and skills. It sets out a detailed and systematic programme for teaching phonic skills for children starting by the age of five, with the aim of them becoming fluent readers by age seven.
To find out more about the Letters and Sounds scheme please click below.
At Hawthorn Park we also use PhonicsPlay to support the children's development and learning. The website is filled with free interactive games, printable resources and lots of advice to support parents and guardians in helping their children learn to read.