Generated on 19 Apr 2024

Hobbayne Primary School

Curriculum statement


Create a positive atmosphere where everyone feels happy, secure and valued; where encouragement, praise and approval lead to success.

Provide a broad, balanced and inclusive curriculum, so that each child is able to achieve their full potential.

Encourage self confidence, self discipline and independence of learning.

Have an understanding and respect of our own and others beliefs and cultures.

Big ideas


Understanding what it means to be human and how human behaviour has shaped the world.


Understanding the many dynamic and physical processes that shape the world.


Understanding the creative process and how everyday and exceptional creativity can shape the world.


Understanding the importance of investigation and how this has led to significant change in the world.


Understanding the properties of all matter, living and non-living.


Understanding the complexities of the plant and animal species that inhabit the world.

Place and space

Understanding the visual, cultural, social, and environmental aspects of places around the world.


Understanding how and why things are the same or different.


Understanding why significant people, places, events and inventions matter and how they have shaped the world.


Understanding why and how things have changed over time.

Mission statement

Our vision is to create a school community of happy, confident and lifelong learners who make a positive difference within the school and beyond

General principles

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• see clear links between different aspects of their learning
• develop new skills through a variety of interesting contexts
• develop a rich and deep subject knowledge
• experience the challenge and enjoyment of learning


We want to foster a love of life long learning for our children. Where they can use the knowledge and skills that they learn at primary school to develop their passion for learning further and continue to challenge themselves with more complex concepts as they grow and develop.


Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• Spiritual - Explore beliefs, experience and faiths, feelings and values; enjoy learning about oneself, others and the surrounding world; use imagination and creativity and reflect on experiences
• Moral - Recognise right and wrong and respect the law; understand consequences; investigate moral and ethical issues and offer reasoned views
• Social - Use a range of social skills to participate in the local community and beyond; appreciate diverse viewpoints; participate, volunteer and cooperate; resolve conflict
• Cultural - Appreciate cultural influences; appreciate the role of Britain’s parliamentary system; participate in culture opportunities; understand, accept, respect and celebrate diversity
• Democracy - Be part of a system where everyone plays an equal part
• Rule of law - Learn that all people and institutions are subject to and accountable for their actions and behaviour
• Individual liberty - Be free to express views or ideas
• Tolerance and respect - To respect and tolerate the opinions or behaviour of others


Pupils will understand the core British values that we all follow. They will understand the role of justice and fairness in school and society. Bringing together the social, religious, cultural values as a shared learning point, celebrating diversity. Preparing pupils to be active citizens in society.


Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• develop self-esteem and confidence in their abilities
• learn how to respect themselves and others
• work in a range of groups and settings
• build respectful friendships
• recognise that people are good at different things


To be confident members of society who respect others and themselves. To understand the meaning of well-being and it’s importance. Ensuring that children know they are safe and how to keep safe. For children to know that it is ok to take risks and to be confident in their own abilities.

Mental and emotional wellbeing helps children to understand how themselves and others feel which allow them to build friendships.

They can access the learning and understand how and why they may find things hard; this helps them to build resilience.

Pupil voice

Our curriculum will give children the opportunity to:

• say what they like and dislike about their learning
• make choices about things that are important to them
• make a positive contribution to the school and local community
• express their opinions on a range of different topics and issues
• take part in democratic activities across the curriculum


Pupils can express themselves respectfully and to have a growth mindset about their learning. Creating a Culture of respect for different viewpoints so no pupil feels unable to say how they feel. Opportunity to give opinions across the curriculum without judgment. To take more responsibility and to reflect upon their learning and choices, in this way they are ready for the wider world.


Our curriculum will be taught through a pedagogy that:

• excites, promotes and sustains children’s interest
• promotes problem solving, creativity and communication
• enables and fosters children’s natural curiosity
• enables children to reflect on and evaluate their learning


Pupils will be enthused and excited about learning and the curriculum being delivered, they will develop transferable skills that they can use in their learning to enable them to become lifelong learners.


We will enrich our curriculum by:

• using quality resources in and out of the classroom
• providing on and off-site subject or topic related activities
• welcoming parents and carers to take part in children’s learning and experiences
• holding specialist curriculum days or weeks


All pupils have access to extra curricular activities to broaden experiences. Allowing for a different way of thinking and exploration. Welcoming all members of the school community to learn and grow together.

Fostering an enquiring mind in pupils and enable them to push themselves to seek further opportunities and extend their learning.

To look for ways to 'ignite the spark' in pupils to further develop specialist areas of interest and learning cultivating a deeper understanding and interest in this areas.

To create memories and experiences through enrichment of learning enabling pupils to be excited by memories and to seek out further opportunities.


Pupil Group Educational visits (off-site) Educational visitors (on-site) Residential visits Outdoor learning (e.g. Forest Schools) Arts and culture Community and partnership learning Specialist curriculum days Swimming Music Enrichment Allocated total budget
Nursery 3 sessions 5 sessions 2 days
Reception 3 days 3 sessions 10 sessions 2 days
Year 1 2 days 2 sessions 3 days
Year 2 3 days 2 sessions 3 days
Year 3 3 days 3 sessions 4 days 30 sessions
Year 4 3 days 2 sessions 4 days 12 sessions
Year 5 3 days 2 sessions 2 days 4 days
Year 6 5 days 4 sessions 5 days 5 days
Totals 4 weeks, 2 days
(22 days)
21 sessions 1 weeks, 2 days
(7 days)
15 sessions 0 sessions 0 sessions 5 weeks, 2 days
(27 days)
12 sessions 30 sessions £0.00