National Curriculum Subjects & RE
At Holt House Infant School we deliver a broad, rich and creative curriculum which provides our pupils with engaging and meaningful learning experiences. It builds on the knowledge, understanding and skills of all children, whatever their starting points, and is differentiated appropriately so that all children can succeed. The curriculum incorporates the statutory requirements of the National Curriculum and other experiences and opportunities which best meet the learning and developmental needs of the pupils in our school.
At the heart of our curriculum is aspiration and citizenship as we are ambitious for our children to succeed in every way. It promotes preparation for and appreciation of life in modern Britain by equipping pupils with the knowledge, skills and attitudes they need to be able to function in a diverse society. The aim of our curriculum is for pupils to have the skills to be successful, independent and motivated learners in readiness for their next stage of education.
Further information can be found from this website’s curriculum pages, the class newsletters or by visiting the school. Parents and carers are invited to participate in a variety of curriculum events through the year – please see the calendar.
As a maintained school we have, by law, to deliver the National Curriculum. Our subject leaders have worked hard to develop sensible and logical sequences of learning for each subject, which inspire, enthuse and challenge our pupils. These provide a coherent and interesting programme of study for each subject, which ensure progress towards intended end points. These sequences of learning help teachers to plan a well-constructed curriculum which leads to excellent results. Children’s work is of a consistently high quality across the curriculum. We work with outside providers, such as Sheffield Music Hub, in order to enhance our delivery of the National Curriculum.
Religious Education (RE) is not a national curriculum subject, however the school is required to deliver the locally agreed syllabus for RE. The RE curriculum is enhanced through visits to places of worship, celebrations of religious festivals and observance of religious seasons and events. Holt House is a diverse school and our cultural education is one of our strengths.