Our school delivers a comprehensive, skills based, thematic curriculum. It is designed to engage all learners by delivering learning through themes that are of real interest to our children.
The section below shows the themes, books and artists each year group will be studying as the school year progresses. Harvills also delivers discrete lessons in English, Mathematics, Science, R.E and PE.
To enhance our curriculum yet further, our teachers are trained in the use of strategies that help lift our teaching to an outstanding level.
Harvills' staff use Philosophy for Children (P4C), specialist focus weeks (e.g. mathematics AT1 week) and collaborative learning to make the curriculum both rich and purposeful.
Our Focus Weeks, that take place throughout the school year, are based on different subjects. So far we have completed weeks on:
At Harvills Hawthorn Primary School, we strive to enjoy our learning and make it as much fun and as meaningful and relevant as possible. We offer children a broad and balanced education in a safe, calm, creative, inclusive and stimulating environment. Every child is valued as an individual; we aim to nurture well-rounded, respectful and confident children who will develop skills for life-long learning. We nurture our children on their journey and encourage them to be creative, unique, open-minded and independent individuals, respectful of themselves and of others in our school, our local community and the wider world. We take our responsibility to prepare children for life in modern Britain very seriously and ensure that the fundamental British Values are introduced, discussed and lived out through the ethos and work of our school.
Our curriculum promotes respect for the views of each individual child, as well as for people of all cultures. We value the spiritual and moral development of each person, as well as their intellectual and physical growth. We organise our curriculum so that we promote co-operation and understanding between all members of our community. We are fortunate at Harvills Hawthorn to have a spacious learning environment, both indoor and out. This is respected and used by all in school and we aim, through our curriculum, to teach respect for our world, and how we should care for it for future generations, as well as our own.
At Harvills Hawthorn Primary, our values permeate all areas of school life and are reflected by the school’s simple motto: 'I Believe I Can Fly'.
If you would like to view any area of our curriculum, please make an appointment to see Miss Sheen.