At Hall Green, we strive to provide every child with a broad and balanced curriculum which is appropriate to their needs. While in Nursery and Reception, the children follow the Early Years Curriculum, Years 1 to 6 work on the National Curriculum.
Since the launch of the new National Curriculum in 2012, we have focussed on developing an engaging and exciting curriculum full of ‘WOW’ experiences. This helps to motivate our pupils and creates a buzz of learning in all corners of our school. As a result of this, our pupils are more involved in their learning and take ownership over the curriculum being delivered.
English and Maths
5 hours of Maths and 5 hours of English take place across the school throughout each week, with certain days allocated for longer maths/English sessions. Where appropriate, these lessons are linked to other topics being taught. In addition to these lessons, there are timetabled slots allocated for guided reading, phonics and lightning maths (short burst, focused lessons to develop reading, writing and mental arithmetic).
The Learning Challenge
Science, History, Geography and Design and Technology are all taught through our learning challenges. The learning challenge poses questions to the children and over a series of the lessons, children answer mini-questions to find the overall answers. Each new topic starts with a ‘WOW’ and ends with a review create and guided by the children.
This creative approach to learning has supported many of our children and allowed many talents to shine through. We strongly believe that every young child has the ability to learn through creativity so we endeavour to provide opportunities for this to occur.
Physical, Social & Health Education (PSHE)
PSHE is embedding within our entire curriculum. It teaches children issues relating to their health and considers areas such as friendship, bullying, disability, road safety, stranger danger, keeping safe, respecting yourself and others, family and how to deal with feelings. Assembly themes are carefully considered to ensure as many aspects of PSHE are delivered as well as throughout the day-to-day life in Hall Green.
PE is delivered by our sports coach who also runs after school sports clubs for every year group from Reception upwards. PE is taught every week to every child.
Music and Art
Music and Art are specifically taught by our Music and Art teacher every week. In addition to this, Year 3 pupils learn ‘Steel Pans’ and a number of children learn an instrument through 1:1 lessons with a Sandwell music teacher. Lessons for these are once a week and held in school.
At Hall Green, we follow the Sandwell agreed syllabus for RE.
Our chosen modern foreign language is Spanish. KS2 pupils have an allocated time each week to learn Spanish, whilst KS1 and Early Years pupils are encouraged to use Spanish for everyday things such as answering the register.
For further information about our curriculum, please refer to the tabs to the left which give more detail about the topics and lessons we teach. Alternatively, if you require further details then please don't hesistate to contact the school directly.