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Our Curriculum Design
We provide an innovative curriculum with varied opportunities to allow children to express themselves, with children placed at the
The core subject are English, Maths
- Design Technology including cookery/food nutrition
- Physical Education
- Religious Education
- Modern Foreign Languages ( KS2) - Spanish
We ensure through careful assessments, monitoring
Pinehurst Primary School aims to develop and extend the skills of reading, writing, speaking and listening through a variety of approaches and teaching methods throughout their English lessons – We use RWInc to support our delivery of phonics and Literacy and Language to support our English delivery. (These are schemes of work which we use to help guide our delivery)
The children are encouraged to take home a range of books to share with parents as well as to help become fluent, independent readers. The children are able to choose books from the graded reading scheme.
At Pinehurst Primary we aim to make children competent and confident writers who are able to write their own fiction, poetry
Drama, discussions and oral presentations are used to enhance and develop language skills.
Children learn about a wide range of livings things, materials
At Pinehurst Primary. We have interactive televisions or boards in every class and most intervention rooms. We have a wide range of technologies available, including PC’s,
Through PE children learn new skills, discover confidence, experience teamwork and discover their aptitude and ability to make healthy choices. We provide a curriculum and opportunities for children to be physical, creative and competitive in a healthy way. The children cover a range of physical activities including dance, gymnastics
Design and Technology
Children are provided with opportunities to stimulate their creativity and imagination through the design process and the evaluation of their final product. Children use a variety of tools and materials to develop their own skills and so develop a rounded individual. Within Design Technology we offer children the opportunity to cook on a rotational basis. There are Design and Technology food projects for each year group as well as cross-curricular food projects.
At Pinehurst Primary school we bring our history topics to life through the use of interactive work and using the topic to link in with other subjects. We use appropriate visits to places within the local area to enthuse children and ensure
At Pinehurst Primary we use our local area to enhance our geographical
We strive to provide an enriched and creative curriculum, art being just one of the ways this is achieved. Visits to local galleries, workshops
At Pinehurst Primary School, we use Charanga to support our music delivery. This allows the children to experience a variety of musical experiences from many different cultures.
Religious education helps children to develop a framework of values and as we are a community school religious education also helps to develop an understanding and interest in other religions and ways of life. At Pinehurst Primary we respect and value the beliefs and values of other races and religions and embrace all into our school community. The children are introduced to a variety of different religions such as Christianity and Hinduism. We follow the Liverpool RE scheme.Coaches
We do have strong community links with the church and hold events at the local church, St Columbus, with many of our children
Children are naturally receptive to learning different languages and we have taught Spanish across the Ks2, this is delivered by a specialist native Spanish speaker on a weekly basis.
A Personal, Social, Health and Emotional Education
We promote healthy eating through our Food and Nutrition lessons, healthy snack options and by providing healthy choices during lunchtime. We also encourage our children to be active at playtimes and lunchtimes. The children have access to play equipment to promote physical exercise and fun, alongside Play Leaders and LSSP Coaches. Restorative Practice Mentors are on hand during playtimes to help resolve minor conflicts.
At Pinehurst we use a mindful approach to PSHE through the Jigsaw Program. Jigsaw brings together PSHE Education, emotional literacy, mindfulness, social skills and spiritual development. A variety of teaching strategies are used and are mindful of each child’s preferred learning style. Jigsaw is designed as a whole school approach with
all year groups working on the same theme (Puzzle) at the same time. For further information on Jigsaw, please refer to the Parents' Information Leaflet in the Parents' Section.
To enhance our PSHE some of our children are involved in the 'Positive Futures program' and attend workshops with LFC Foundation.
Children at Pinehurst take part in a variety of activities such as; Bikeability (Y5), sports competitions, residential trips (Y5/Y6), outside speaker visits, themed days, food nutrition sessions, strong links with local high schools, charity events, school enterprise, visits to the theatre, educational based visits, enrichment activities and many many more.
Pinehurst is a Restorative Practice school and actively encourages children to 'Talk to Restore'.
We do have a homework policy which is available to parents. The homework is tailored to meet the needs of the children in the year that they are in. The homework mirrors the learning that takes place in school. We strongly believe that homework does benefit the children as it strengthens the links between home and school. We do however want the homework to be fun and a pleasurable time for parents and children. If there are problems or concerns over homework we are happy to help. We run a KS2 homework club please speak to the class teacher to see when this is available for your child.
Maths and English are taught daily
The curriculum is monitored regularly by Senior Leadership Team and Subject Leads to ensure:
- Depth of coverage of all subjects
- Knowledge and skills
- Careful balance of all subjects
- Consistent standards across all subjects
- Engaged, creative independent learning evident
- Curriculum links to context of school and learner
- Accurate assessment for learning
- Impact on standards and progress for all learners
- Feedback moving the learning forward
For further information and specifics on each subject please visit the relevant subject page - here you will more
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Our yearly foundation subjects are allocated
We also have specific topic days identified in the school calendar where we spend the day exploring a specific topic.
We offer a
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Please click on the links below to identify the topic titles your child will be exploring throughout their school year.
Please Click here to see the end of year expectations for your child's year group.