The Hillcross Curriculum
Our Curriculum Intent sets out the aims and scope of our curriculum. The subject progression grids outline the knowledge and skills that our children will gain at each stage through the school’s curriculum. At Hillcross, we have designed a bespoke and ever-changing curriculum that considers what end points the curriculum is building towards and incorporates all elements of the National Curriculum. We also carefully consider the specific needs of the children in our school community, what content is crucial for them to learn and the best contexts in which they can learn this. Our challenging and innovative curriculum reflects and celebrates the diversity, promotes and sustains children’s interest and enthusiasm for learning and inspires them to take action to engage with, and influence, local, national and global issues.
Subject Progression Grids carefully sequence the acquisition of knowledge and the application of skills in our curriculum for each subject and across all year groups. This enables us to offer an ambitious and aspirational curriculum journey to our children. The element of these grids that show the content of the curriculum for each subject can be found on each subject page.
Curriculum implementation refers to how the planned curriculum is delivered to the children - the method and practises used to facilitate learning. It is about the teaching and assessment of learning that takes place every day to enable children to make progress, the interactions between people, the learning environment and the learning tasks themselves; the resources made available; and the opportunities provided. The teaching method and practises (pedagogy) at Hillcross can be accessed by clicking on the link on the right-hand side of this page.
The positive impact of the curriculum on the children's learning and development is significant. We are really proud of what our pupils achieve as a result of their learning across the curriculum. For specific information about how our children progress through each subject's curriculum, please see the Subject Stories that can be found on the subject pages by clicking the relevant link on the right-hand side of this page.