Every Lesson is Creative
The aim of our teachers is always to deliver lessons that children enjoy and feel motivated by. We believe that all lessons should be creative, not just arts subjects.
We want all of our pupils to be confident readers, writers and mathematicians. Our teachers make sure these areas, as well as the rest of the National Curriculum, are taught in ways that engage the natural sense of curiosity that children have.
The result of this is that children become eager, confident pupils who understand the joy of learning and are prepared well for academic success.
Our Literacy Specialism
We chose literacy as our specialism because we believe that learning to read, write and communicate effectively underpins all learning. Reading is taught through the teaching of traditional phonics and children are encouraged to read for pleasure and take books home.
An Academic Head Start
As children progress through the school, one of our aims is to make sure we give them a ‘head start’ for the rest of their education.
Once they reach KS2 they begin to be taught by specialist subject teachers, just like in secondary school. As well as engaging them in the excitement of the subject at hand, this helps prepare children for a successful transition to secondary school.
We use the Cornerstones curriculum which provides a range of memorable and inspiring learning opprtunities for pupils. Our curriculum overview is below. A more detailed look at the curriculum taught at HPAO is available in the PDF document at the bottom of the page.