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Harthill Primary School

‘A school at the heart of its village’


What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.

At Harthill Primary School our curriculum centres round ‘Development Matters’ in the Early Years Foundation Stage and the National Curriculum in Key Stages 1 and 2. 


In addition to the Programmes of Study within these documents, we also use a Scheme of Work for Maths (Focus education), a skills progression in Reading and Writing and a creative, thematic curriculum map overview to support the planning and delivery of Science and the non-core subjects; Art & design, Computing, Design & technology, Geography, History, Music and Languages.  Religious Education follows the Rotherham agreed Syllabus and for PE we use a number of different teaching resources; Quicksticks Hockey, Top Athletics, Key Step Gymnastics and the UK athletics scheme.


As a school we use Letters and Sounds and Phonics Bug as the basis for our Phonics teaching in Key Stage 1 and use a Book Banded system for Reading which includes texts from a range of schemes but predominantly Pearson and Oxford.   


The Development Matters, the National Curriculum and all the supporting Schemes of Work, Skills Progressions and Curriculum Maps can be found as links below or within the following sections.

Curriculum changes for 2014

The National Curriculum has changed from September 2014, there have been changes to the content within each Key Stage and all the staff in school have been collaborating on creating a stimulating and exciting curriculum which celebrates our values and vision. Please see your child's half termly newsletter  as well as the Curriculum pages for more details on how the curriculum is taught in school or feel free to speak to your child's class teacher or Mrs Rayner (Head of School)

Further information on the National Curriculum can be found on the links below