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Curriculum

We believe that it is necessary for children to develop key skills in English and Mathematics. These skills are fundamental to progress in all subjects.

Highampton Primary School teaches the National Curriculum, in the context of the Devon Curriculum Statement, that comprises of the following areas of study: English, Maths, Science, Design and Technology, History, Geography, Music, Art, Physical Education and PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education). KS2 also studies a Modern Foreign Language and Religious Education is also taught following the Devon agreed syllabus.
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The school currently uses a two-year rolling programme in KS1 and a four-year rolling programme in KS2 to deliver these subjects through a topic based curriculum. Policies, long and medium term planning are available for these subjects. 

Y3 curriculum

Y4 curriculum

Y5 curriculum

Y6 curriculum

Foundation Stage curriculum

Y1 curriculum

Y2 Curriculum

Organisation

The school is divided into 2 classes.
In Class 1 Foundation and Key Stage 1 pupils (Years 1 and 2) are taught together.
Years 3,4,5 and 6 are taught together in Class 2.

Enrichment and Extra-Curricular Activities

Our children take part in a range of extra-curricular activities:
Cooking, sports,  gardening , photography and art clubs are run at various times of the year.

Residential visits are aimed at Key Stage 2 children. Residentials are run with the other Dartmoor Federation primary schools. Children are offered an outward bound residential for  Year 4 and 5 and a separate year 6 residential.

Music   The school also offers opportunities for the children to learn a  musical instrument by arrangement with visiting music teachers.  This year the focus has been on brass instruments.


OCRA PE The children attend a variety of sporting festivals throughout the year within the Okehampton Learning Community organised by OCRA.  There is also an after school Sports Club. The children also take part in netball matches with the Holsworthy League. We have a specialist dance teacher to teach a session of dance and performance during the year.


A variety of trips take place throughout the year, some are funded by the PTFA. Trips are aimed to link with the topic learning.

 

Languages:

A specialist French teacher teaches KS2 for a term during the year.

 

Arts Week  A week of arts is set to take place for this year of 2018 in the summer and going forward. A piece of art to be displayed in the school will be created each year. 

 

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