Our Curriculum at HPAS
At Harris Primary Academy Shortlands we will ensure that your children are happy, stimulated and challenged so that they can make progress across the curriculum and achieve the highest standards possible. Your children will be taught by teachers with high expectations who will plan a curriculum that is interesting, relevant, extends your children’s understanding of the subject and ensures high quality work and outcomes.â¯
As your children progress through the school they will develop high expectations of themselves in terms of their learning and behaviour; they will be encouraged to be independent learners who can also work cooperatively with others. They will develop support skills and nurturing skills towards their peers and younger pupils and also organisational skills to support their learning.
As part of this Statement of Intent we have outlined below examples of how the school will enrich the curriculum in order to give all pupils the opportunity to excel and to ensure that they are stimulated by their learning and motivated to learn more.
During the seven years at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands each child can expect to experience the following:â¯
Regular opportunities to share his/her achievements in assemblies and other whole school events
Regular opportunities to contribute towards his/her learning and be involved in decision-making that effects the whole school either through , and through regular pupil perception surveysâ¯etc.
Opportunities to represent the school through sporting events and musical/dramatic performances
A wide range of clubs and extra-curricular activities both after school andâ¯
The opportunity to play a musical instrument
The opportunity to join a choir – KS1&2
The opportunity to join an orchestra – KS2
Regular opportunities to work with the local community e.g. St Mary’s Church
The opportunity to be a peer mentor, where older pupils might support younger pupils in their reading or writing
The opportunity to undertake cycling proficiency
Opportunities to perform in plays and other dramatic and musical performances and the support for those who find that challenging
On-going opportunities to learn through practical, hands-on, investigative activities - growing fruit and vegetables, cooking, looking after the school chickens etc.
Visits and Visitors
During the seven years at Harris Primary Academy Shortlands each child can expect to experience the following visits and visitors to the school:
The opportunity to work alongside a professional writer or storyteller each year – KS 1 & 2
The opportunity to work with a professional artist in residence on more than one occasion during their primary school
Visits that are sometimes linked to topics – at least one visit per term – KS 1 & 2
Regular opportunities to perform in a theatre or concert hall – KS2
Regular opportunities to work alongside parents on a day-to-day basis and during practical whole school projects
The opportunity to hear from past pupils who have excelled and can share their achievementsâ¯
Every lesson is creative
The aim of our teachers is always to deliver lessons that children enjoy and feel motivated by. We believe that all lessons should be creative, not just arts subjects.
We want all of our pupils to be confident readers, writers and mathematicians. Our teachers make sure these areas as well as the rest of the National Curriculum are taught in ways that engage the natural sense of curiosity that children have.
The result of this is that children become eager, confident pupils who understand the joy of learning and are prepared well for academic success.
High standards in every classroom
With each week, term and year being so significant in a child’s life, consistency is particularly important in their primary education.
As part of the Harris Federation, which has its own training school for teachers, our staff receive outstanding professional development to make sure that standards are consistently high in every classroom.
|Curriculum Intent Statement September 2019||01st Sep 2019||Download|
|Curriculum Map 2019 - 2020 by Year Group||10th Sep 2019||Download|
|Whole School Curriculum Overview HPAS 2019||13th Sep 2019||Download|
|PE Sports Grant 2018-2019 impact review||19th Sep 2019||Download|
|PE Sports Grant 2019-2020||19th Sep 2019||Download|
|Pupil premium strategy 2018 - 2019 reviewed||18th Sep 2019||Download|
|Pupil premium strategy 2019-2020||19th Sep 2019||Download|
|Parents' meeting - introduction to Read Write Inc||29th Oct 2019||Download|