“Aiming high; learning together; living together”
Hemington Primary School aims to offer a rich and diverse curriculum for all our pupils. We value the talents and ambitions of our children and work with them to ensure they achieve their best at all times.
As part of our varied approach to learning, Music lessons include children learning how to play the clarinet to children in KS2 and French to all children from Year 3 to Year 6. All children have access to laptops and iPads and Computing is delivered through all subjects. Classroom teaching and learning is further enhanced by interactive screens which are used by the teachers and the pupils. In addition, we ensure all children have a rich and broad curriculum, which is centred on developing and acquiring new skills through a variety of subjects, such as; Science, Geography, History, Design and Technology, Art, PE, RE, Drama and PSHE.
Our phonics scheme Sounds Write is taught throughout the key stages and the children have access to reading material which complements the scheme.
While all year groups have stand alone English and Maths lessons, skills in these areas are embedded throughout other subject areas. Subjects are taught using a thematic approach to learning which has been developed with the needs of all pupils in mind.
Assessment of children’s skills is ongoing, with Cold Tasks and Hot Tasks used in writing and Maths to show progression and ensuring objectives are met throughout a unit of work in English and Maths.
The curriculum is enhanced further through residential trips in years 4, 5 and 6. These trips give the children valuable learning experiences which can be used back in school; in addition they also help Year 6 pupils develop resilience which will aid their transition into KS3. We also offer an extensive range of day visits linking to the children’s learning and to enhance their scope and develop opportunities throughout each year. Such trips have included Aero Zone (East Midlands Airport), Pantomimes, theatre trips, Space Centre and many, many more. We offer opportunities to use PE and team building skills in the locality including Outdoor Learning in the woodland area adjacent to the school where each class attends Forest School once a week.
The children have opportunities to develop dance and drama skills with an external theatre company and we are delighted to showcase productions in outside venues at least twice a year.
The school is placed in a close knit community and has excellent relationships with local amenities e.g. Lockington Village Hall, St Nicholas Church Lockington, Castle Donington Community Hub and Castle Donington College.
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