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Hatchlands Primary School

Inspiring Extraordinary Achievements in Every Child



Inspiring Extraordinary Achievements in Every Child


At Hatchlands Primary School, we passionately believe that children’s learning should be based around their interests so our highly-skilled teaching team plan creative learning opportunities to inspire and enthuse our children. The curriculum belongs to the children and it is our job as practitioners to help shape the learning experiences around themes that excite them and lead to the children challenging themselves in their learning. We also believe that we are responsible for our planet and local environment and we encourage our children to learn about sustainability and the choices we can all make to ensure that we leave our environment in a positive state for future generations.

We aspire for every child to become confident, resilient, curious and self-motivated. We believe that all learners should experience an exciting and engaging curriculum that recognises the importance of reading, writing and maths, and progressively builds and deepens knowledge, understanding and skills across all subjects.

Our intent and ambition for our curriculum is that it is designed to meet, at a minimum, the requirements of the national curriculum and enables increasing proportions of learners to progress well in all year groups across all subjects and attain at least age related expectations combined in reading, writing and maths by the end of KS2.

Learners will receive a broad and balanced offer that progressively builds and deepens knowledge, understanding and skills across the curriculum. The offer includes a defined entitlement that enriches experience through the taught curriculum and all other planned activities in school.

Our core school values underpin every aspect of the curriculum; from teaching and learning to assemblies, from the way our children move around the school to the conversations they have in the dining room; our school values are at the core of all of our interactions.

Our values are:

  1. Compassion
  2. Courage
  3. Responsibility
  4. Respect



At Hatchlands Primary School, we recognise the importance of tailoring our curriculum to the needs of the learners and families in our school community. We therefore ensure that there is a focus on:

  • Facilitating immersive, enjoyable and interactive learning experiences; fostering a sense of awe and wonder through wow moments
  • Developing excellent communication skills so that every child can become a successful orator
  • Broadening children’s vocabulary through a language-rich environment
  • Learning from and about nature and developing pupils who are passionate about the natural world around them.


Our approach

The characteristics of effective learning underpin our whole curriculum. We want our children to be actively engaged, resilient learners who are able to think critically about their learning. This permeates across all aspects of the curriculum.

The key pillars of our curriculum are a mastery approach to teaching mathematics, immersing our pupils in quality texts to inspire successful reading and writing, high quality phonics teaching and an emphasis on confident communication. We also believe that children’s learning shouldn’t just take place in the classroom so we encourage the children to learn outside wherever possible. Outdoor learning is a key part of our curriculum and all children have an opportunity to experience this approach to learning from and about nature.

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