Heyford Park Free School

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Curriculum KS1 and KS2

Key Stage 1 and 2:


We have 40-50 children in all our year groups, which gives us the opportunity to be creative with our class organisation.  This year, we have:


Tigers Class – Year 1 – taught by Mr Mac
Zebras Class – mixed Year 1 and Year 2 – taught by Miss Ward
Turtles Class – Year 2 – taught by Miss Stephens
Penguins Class – mixed Year 2 and 3 – taught by Miss Brock
Panthers Class – Year 3 – taught by Miss Larsen
Squirrels Class – Year 4 – taught by Mrs Jefferies
Lions Class – Year 4 – taught by Miss Curtis
Eagles Class – Year 5 – taught by Mrs Evans
Bumblebees – mixed Year 5 and 6 – taught by Mrs Osborne and Mrs Deakin
Meerkats – mixed Year 5 and 6 – taught by Mrs Dallas and Mrs Southam

If you would like to know more about the differences between the classes and how classes are taught, please speak to the class teachers or to Rebecca Hughes, the Head of Primary.

Key Stage 1 and Key Stage 2:

We follow the National Curriculum and in general our timetable follows a similar pattern each day: we learn English and Maths daily, with a daily phonics or spelling session, and we also widen the subjects covered, to include Science, PE, History, Geography, RE, Computing, Art and Design, Design Technology, PSHE and Music.  In every term we have a topic focus, and much of our learning revolves around that.  This gives the children chance to explore a subject in detail, and look at learning across the curriculum that stems from that topic.  There is some mixing between classes, and in general classes will share a topic with other topics to allow collaboration between staff and pupils. 

We also have regular assemblies and daily exercise sessions in addition to PE within our timetable.  We focus on the core skills of numeracy and literacy and believe that these are essential to later life. Our focus is on looking at where a child is and helping to move them on, wherever that starting point is.   We assess children in different ways – through questioning, through the work that they produce, through discussions with individuals and sometimes through more formal assessments.  We focus on meeting each child where they are and moving them on, helping them to take responsibility for their learning and aiming to create independent, active learners. 
Our assemblies focus on a different value each week: this is introduced on a Tuesday, reinforced by teachers during the week, and celebrated at the end of the week.  Our theme at the moment is difference and diversity.


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