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The Curriculum

At Hogarth we offer a curriculum which is balanced and broadly based and aims to engender a lifelong love of learning as well as ensuring our children make better than expected progress and high standards of attainment.

Staff have worked together to design a curriculum which is intended to engage all pupils.

The Curriculum Structure

The children in Nursery and Reception class are in the Early Years Foundation Stage and as such follow the statutory framework for Early Years .The skills the children learn here range from physical skills, taking turns and listening to others, phonics and reading skills , counting and number development. Their learning can take place inside or outside; through structured play based learning supported by talented practitioners. This all forms the firm foundations for their next steps in learning.

Children in Years One and Two base their learning on the Key Stage One National curriculum. Key Stage Two starts when the children are in Year Three. The children in Years Three, Four, Five and Six are taught the objectives as set out in the KS2 national curriculum. Our goal for the children once they leave Key Stage Two is that they have all the skills in place to excel at Secondary School.

Creative Super Investigators

At Hogarth Academy, we are looking to excite and create meaningful contexts around the foundation subjects’ curriculum and we have agreed to work on engaging our pupils to be Creative Super Investigators! Each half term there is a linked theme across all year groups. All year group projects are the same length. There will be a “hook” to motivate the learning and an “outcome” to support the phrase,

“We are learning this because at the end of this work we will be able to ……”

CSI learning time predominantly happens in the afternoons.

Our CSI Year Overviews are listed below.

In KS1 and KS2 we teach English and Mathematics daily, following our own scheme of work based on the National curriculum.
A copy of which is available in school.

Children are taught phonics daily, starting in nursery with initial sounds. We use synthetic phonics based on the Letters and Sounds scheme of work. All children enjoy learning phonics and achieve well at the Year One Phonic Screening Test.

We use the Jigsaw scheme of work . Jigsaw brings together PSHE education, emotional literacy , social skills and spiritual development in a weekly PSHE curriculum: www.jigsawpshe.com

We use the J2E computing scheme of work to support all the coding elements of the national curriculum computing programmes of study: www.j2e.com

We use La Jolie Ronde to support the development of children’s modern foreign language skills across the school.

We partner with Premier Sports Education group to ensure high quality PE lessons are delivered weekly to all classes.


We have been busy exploring our new climbing frame that appeared in the nursery garden today!




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