Curriculum Implementation


Heckington St. Andrew’s C of E Primary  School is proud of the rich curriculum it offers its pupils. Teaching is based around core learning in English and Maths. Other subjects, including Science, History, Geography, Religious Education, Computing are taught throughout the school in a broad and balanced curriculum and complement these core subjects.

Where possible, we take a broadly thematic topic based approach to learning with a chosen theme each term used to explore different subject areas.  However, we also maintain discrete subject areas and ensure that knowledge within them is built sequentially.  Topics range from Dangerous Dinosaurs to Tremors to Towers, Tunnels and Turrets to Space! Our inventive and imaginative approach to the curriculum ensures all children are engaged and enthused by what they are doing.

Our Curriculum is implemented with our Curriculum Intent  at the heart of all we do at Heckington St. Andrew’s  Primary School.

Curriculum maps are produced for each year group ensuring clarity of coverage with a strong emphasis on knowledge and skills.  Progression documents have been produced by subject leaders to ensure that we have a clear progression across school of the knowledge and skills that children need to acquire to be “ready for life”.  Carefully selected enrichment opportunities are key to providing all pupils rich experiences to enhance their learning.  

Developing an understanding of the fundamental British values infiltrates aspects of the curriculum and assembly themes.

Our curriculum design is based on evidence from principles of learning, on-going assessment and organisation and cognitive research.

These main principles underpin this:

  • Start from a learner’s existing understanding. 
  • Involve the learner actively in the learning process. 
  • Develop the learner’s overview, i.e. metacognition – this requires that students have a view of purpose, have an understanding of the criteria of quality of achievement, and self-assess.  
  • Emphasis the social aspects of learning (i.e. learning through discussion) as these make a unique contribution to learning.

Our curriculum organisation and timetabling give learners opportunities for constant recapping of knowledge and skills with well-spaced reviews.