Along with all Local Authority maintained state schools, we work within the requirements of the Early Years Foundation Stage for children in the Reception Class, and the National Curriculum for children in Key Stages 1 and 2. We follow the Suffolk Locally Agreed Syllabus for RE by teaching the enquiry-based Emmanuel Project Scheme. More information can be found on our RE page. All pupils take part in an act of Collective Worship each day unless otherwise requested by parents.
Children in Years 1 and 2 (up to the age of approximately 7 years) follow the Key Stage 1 Curriculum. Children in Years 3-6 (up to the age of approximately 11 years) follow the Key Stage 2 Curriculum. We currently use Letters and Sounds Phonics Programme across the school to develop the phonological awareness of our children. This is supported by the Oxford Reading Tree reading scheme which is used throughout the school until children move onto free reading, if they are able, during Key Stage 2. Click here to see more details of our phonics programme.
Vision and Aims
Our whole school Vision and Ethos is underpinned by two key phrases: ‘Aspiration for All,’ and, from the Bible, ‘Live life in all its fullness.’ (John 10:10). These apply equally to our vision and aims for Curriculum Honington.
We aim to provide an inclusive, challenging, real-world and meaningful curriculum that inspires future thinkers, innovators and problem solvers who develop broad horizons and a global perspective.
We enable all pupils to learn, enjoy and achieve in a vibrant, happy and safe environment where they can share positive experiences and feel valued. Children develop their confidence in their ability to learn and to work both independently and collaboratively. They are given opportunities to think creatively and critically, to solve problems and to make a difference for the better.
Our curriculum focuses on both knowledge and skills and we work hard to ensure our three key principles of BREADTH, BALANCE and PROGRESSION.
We teach more than just statutory requirements. We tailor Curriculum Honington to fully reflect our school: its vision, values, context, community, personality and priorities. It is constantly evolving, responding to our pupils, staff and wider community.
We ensure full attention to each curriculum area, providing rich and varied contexts for pupils to acquire, develop and apply a broad range of knowledge, understanding and skills. Skills include ‘life skills’, such as the ability to cooperate, compromise, agree or constructively disagree. Emotional and social development is also prioritised alongside academic excellence.
We work on a clear cycle of ‘plan, teach, assess’. Skills progressions are carefully planned across the curriculum, with plenty of planned opportunities to remember, revisit and reuse knowledge to fully embed learning. This is particularly important with our highly mobile school population.
We monitor the impact of our curriculum provision regularly to ensure it is always meeting the needs of all of our learners.
For further details about individual subjects please use the ‘subjects’ drop down under the Curriculum tab.
Documents concerning the curriculum on offer in each year group are available by clicking the links below.
Rowan – Reception
Oak – Year 1
Chestnut -Year 2
Birch– Year 3
Willow – Year 4
Beech – Year 5