The school curriculum is organised mainly into cross-curricular themes in order to gain maximum benefit from the requirements of the National Curriculum. Particular attention is given to Literacy, Numeracy, Science, Religious Education and Information and Communications Technology (I.C.T). We are careful to ensure that the children are offered a broad and balanced curriculum and therefore the more creative subjects such as art and music have an important place within our chosen themes.
There are six themes phased across the year’s programme. For example: -
Fire and Light
All children follow the National Curriculum subjects:
English Mathematics Science I.C.T Design Technology History Geography Music Art & Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Educationas, well as R. E. and French.
THE EARLY YEARS
Early Years provision at Hankham applies to children in Key Stage 1. We believe that children are constantly encountering new experiences and seeking to understand them in order to extend their skills, develop their confidence and build on what they already know. They learn in many different ways and deepen their understanding by playing, talking, observing, planning, questioning, experimenting, testing, repeating, reflecting and responding to adults and to each other. Well-planned play is a key way in which children learn with enjoyment and challenge, particularly during the Foundation Stage of the Early Years when the children are in Reception.
Parents are children's first and most enduring educators. Therefore, we aim to quickly establish an effective partnership with parents. Such a partnership requires a two-way flow of information and knowledge and is important for your child's education and the development of the school community.
EXTRA CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES
There are a variety of clubs and other organised activities for the children, taken voluntarily by teachers, support staff and parent helpers, during lunchtime breaks or in after school sessions. Depending on the school term, we offer chess, recorders, netball, football, country dance, drama, art, athletics, sewing, craft, environmental studies, knitting and a weekly school book shop open to all the children.
We also run Lunchtime Clubs three times each week, enabling the children to play board games.
The Year 6 children are able to join in a Cycling Proficiency Training Scheme that is held at school in the Summer Term.