Heathfield Curriculum Intent
The children at Heathfield are provided with a an inter connected curriculum that promotes meaningful connections between concepts and knowledge (Heathfield Head), develops genuine and robust character traits to prepare children for life in the modern world (Heathfield Heart) and opportunities for children to use and apply their Head and Heart to answer learning questions (Heathfield Hands) resulting in knowledgeable, physically and mentally healthy children that achieve their potential and have a solid foundation to become lifelong learners.
‘Learning together; Learning for life’
English Curriculum at Heathfield
Our aim at Heathfield is to develop fluent, skilled and passionate readers as well as equip each child with the necessary literacy skills needed to express themselves creatively and imaginatively and to communicate with others effectively. Our ‘High Quality Text’ approach to the curriculum encompasses reading, writing, speaking and listening, vocabulary and cross curriculum opportunities.
Through our reading spines (BQ, story time, writing and Everybody Reads) children have access to a range of fiction, non-fiction and poetry. The texts are selected for specific reasons including activating prior knowledge linked to the Big Question, links between previous texts and authors, and ensuring children are reading a diverse range of texts with opportunities to explore a range of literature themes and characters (Heathfield heart). In addition, we select texts to ensure we are developing a love of reading in all our children.
We aim to provide our children high quality education to support them to read easily, fluently and with good understanding and develop the habit of reading widely and often, for both pleasure and information. Through reading a range of texts from various genres, we want our children to acquire a wide vocabulary, an understanding of grammar and knowledge of linguistic conventions for reading, writing and spoken language.