Our Curriculum Vision
At Shotton Hall Primary School our ambitious curriculum meets and exceeds the requirements of the National Curriculum. It has been planned to achieve the best possible outcomes for children, regardless of their starting points. Our curriculum is broad, balanced and inspirational. It is regularly reviewed and revised to ensure it:
- builds upon children’s prior learning,
- provides inspiring learning experiences,
- develops interpersonal skills and builds resilience,
- helps children become creative, critical thinkers and highly effective learners.
Our curriculum is underpinned by three drivers:
1. Our curriculum nurtures and develops successful learners who:
- read widely and often with fluency and comprehension,
- are self-motivated, resilient and resourceful,
- can research and find information for themselves,
- can work cooperatively with others to achieve a common goal
2. Our curriculum helps our children become responsible citizens of our local, national and global communities. Our children:
- understand, value and celebrate our local community and its heritage,
- are responsible, respective and active citizens who contribute positively to society, please click here for more information about the charities we are supporting
- are aware of and are interested in global issues
3. Our curriculum helps children grow into confident, happy and healthy individuals by:
- building character and developing a sense of identity,
- supporting the development of physical and mental health, click here to find more information on our Jigsaw PSHE programme
- being holistic and celebrating academic, personal, social, emotional and spiritual successes,
- identifying our more able and talented children and supporting them in their chosen field,
- providing enriching and inspiring experiences
You can view or download the Long Term Curriculum Plans for each year group by clicking the links below.
Please also have a look at our classes section, for further information on what we have been learning about.
2021-2020 EYFS Long Term Plan
2021 2022 Long Term Plan Year 1
2021 2022 Long Term Plan Year 2
2021 2022 Long Term Plan Year 2 3
2021 2022 Long Term Plan Year 3
2021 2022 Long Term Plan Year 3 4
2021 2022 Long Term Plan Year 4
2021 2022 Long Term Plan Year 5
2021 2022 Long Term Plan Year 5 6
2021 2022 Long Term Plan Year 6
If you would like more information on how we teach writing, reading, mathematics and PE in each year group please see the documents below.
Progression in writing EYFS
Progression in writing Year 1
Progression in writing Year 2
Progression in writing Year 3
Progression in writing Year 4
Progression in writing Year 5
Progression in writing Year 6
Further information on how we teach PSHE and RSE can be found here
Independent Learning Projects
The aim of the Independent Learning Project (ILP) is to give our children opportunities to acquire knowledge for themselves; have a choice in what they learn; and develop their oracy skills. These aims underpin the Learning Powers we use in school and, as a Rights Respecting school, ensure our children are able to build their confidence in order to make informed decisions. The ILP helps our children to become resourceful, resilient, reflective learners by giving them opportunities to develop and hone the skills and attitudes they need in order to be successful, independent learners. The ILP requires the children to ask questions and identify useful sources of information (these may be provided in KS1); to read to ‘find out’; to plan and manage their time; and to develop their oracy skills thinking about how they will present their learning to an audience and how they can make their presentation engaging. The children will complete one ILP per term in KS2, one per year in Year 1 summer term and two per year for Year 2, with a different subject focus each time. The children will be encouraged to vary how they present their learning each time. The culmination of the children’s learning will be shared at the end of the project with children presenting their work to the rest of the class.
Durham Music Service
Additional music lessons are provided by Durham Music Service. if you have any queries regarding these lessons please visit the Durham Music Service website.
Special Educational Needs and Disabilities (SEND)
At Shotton Hall Primary School, we believe that inclusive education means providing all pupils with appropriate education and support alongside their peers. The Curriculum is all the planned activities that the school organises in order to promote learning, personal growth and development. Further information can be found in the SEN Information Report. If you would like to discuss your SEND requirements in detail please contact the school to arrange an appointment.
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