Curriculum Intent, Implementation and Impact

Curriculum Intent

We place the children at the heart of our engaging, inclusive and thematic curriculum. 

We believe our ambitious and well sequenced curriculum will ensure that every child will gain the knowledge and skills they require to achieve their full potential. 

We actively promote an environment where every child is valued, is shown respect and inspired to become the very best they can be. 

We aim to take every child in our care on a most wonderful educational journey which will uncover and nurture their talents and provide the knowledge, skills and experiences to last a lifetime.


Our curriculum has reading at its heart and powerful texts drive the thematic curriculum that builds on prior learning, deepens knowledge and enhances skills that cultivate achievement. With exposure to high-quality, rich texts we aim to develop children with strong communication skills and an extensive and ambitious vocabulary. Our systematic approach to teaching phonics within the Early Years and Key Stage One, ensures reading materials are closely matched to the children’s phonic knowledge and their individual progress is tracked carefully.

The high-quality teaching and strong subject knowledge of our staff enables children to apply knowledge and skills that embed long-term understanding and develop lifelong learning. Our staff teach all subjects and ensure the children experience a broad and engaging curriculum that supports the development of the whole child.
Each subject is driven by clearly identified, overarching disciplinary concepts that lead to deeper learning of larger concepts and more effective transfer of knowledge and skills.

Our curriculum is carefully designed so that learning builds sequentially and critical knowledge is identified and taught specifically in each subject unit. The curriculum helps learners to remember and integrate new knowledge into larger concepts, through retrieval practise and the acquisition of new learning.

Strong teachers ensure subject matter is taught systematically and misconceptions are addressed in the moment through informed assessment for learning and our marking and feedback policy within lessons. This approach to assessment ensures we can employ a wide range of strategies that provide challenge for all.


Through the well planned and sequenced curriculum the children develop strong knowledge and skills and develop to their full potential. Children show good recall of critical knowledge and can retrieve key facts from previous learning. Children achieve their best in all areas of the curriculum and retain the key knowledge and facts that will ensure they are ready for the next stage of their journey. Children will be inspired to be good citizens and demonstrate an appreciation for each other, the school community and the world.

Thematic Curriculum Overview 

At Hale our Thematic Curriculum is designed around our children to be broad and inclusive. We strive to ensure our curriculum is exciting and engaging. Our themes are carefully planned from the National Curriculum objectives each year group is required to cover and carefully designed so that learning builds sequentially and critical knowledge is identified and taught specifically in each subject unit.

For more information on the sequence of learning for each curriculum subject. Please click on the links below.

 Thematic curriculum table.docx

Individual Subject Overviews





Religious Education


Modern Foreign Languages

Design & Technology



Outdoor Learning





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