We have four main curriculum drivers and these underpin our approach to delivering our curriculum.
At Home Farm all teaching staff use curriculum maps to plan and describe what they will be teaching during the course of the year. Our curriculum maps show the key content that classes will cover. The maps are not static – they are sometimes revised in year to respond to the needs and interests of a particular class. You can view our curriculum maps below. Please ask your child’s class teacher or contact the school if there is anything you don’t understand or if you would like additional information.
You can see summaries which illustrate some of the topics covered by each class here.
Supporting your child with phonics
At Home Farm we use a six-phase programme called 'Letters and Sounds' designed to help to teach children to read and spell with phonics. You can find more information and some practical help in this information leaflet.
Our policy on sex and relationships education (SRE)
In 2018, the DfE published a draft set of guidelines for their Relationships and Sex Education Policy that would become statutory in 2019.
At Home Farm we traditionally taught relationships within our Personal Social and Health Education (PSHE) lessons. With the new guidelines putting emphasis on being safe, having positive and proactive relationships and a greater emphasis in the online safety and decision making of children, we have merged our PSHE and ‘relationships’ education together. We will refer to this as Relationships Education but will also include all the existing elements from our effective PSHE curriculum.
We will continue to put a strong emphasis (in lessons and across our curriculum, particularly in Science, PE and English) in: growing and changing, healthy lifestyles, keeping safe (online and personally), making positive contributions to society, medicine and drugs, feelings and relationships.
At Home Farm we strongly feel that, beyond the academic curriculum, we have a duty to teach and encourage our pupils to become well rounded, resilient and strong minded young adults, ready for their next challenges in life and our RSC curriculum shows the skills to do this.