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Our Curriculum

The provision at Hogsthorpe Primary Academy takes account of every aspect of a child’s development.

The curriculum gives children the opportunity to achieve the highest possible standards of numeracy and literacy whilst ensuring they can become confident in physical, artistic, practical and social skills. We provide a broad and balanced education allowing for the individual needs of each child to be met within well-planned learning experiences.

We are a growth mindset school and both children and staff are encouraged to challenge themselves. We provide a safe, supportive, learning environment that allows children to take risks and be challenged without feeling threatened. Our children understand that from every mistake comes a learning opportunity. We promote resilience through methods of working. Children are encouraged to think, discuss, share, persevere and respect others. They work individually, in pairs, in small groups, within year groups, as class groups, and occasionally as a whole school, depending on the learning activity being undertaken. Classroom based activities are supported by a range of educational visits.

Excluding the daily act of worship, registration and breaks all children are taught for 23 hours and 45 minutes a week.

Children in Reception follow the ‘Foundation Stage’ Curriculum which contains Early Learning Goals. It is closely aligned to the National Curriculum which is delivered to all children from Year 1 to Year 6.

Religious Education is taught through the ‘Lincolnshire Agreed Syllabus for RE’.

Areas of Learning include:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Art
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Design and Technology
  • Computing
  • Religious Education
  • PSHE & Citizenship

Curriculum planning involves all members of the teaching staff to ensure there is progression and continuity in learning as your child passes through the school and all our planning processes give due regard to the requirements of the National Curriculum.

The staff at Hogsthorpe Primary Academy aim to teach the curriculum in creative, fun and innovative ways which excite and stimulate the children promoting good understanding in all areas. We ensure that our curriculum is relevant to the lives of our children-providing ‘real life’ examples and experiences.

Parents and the curriculum

Support and help from parents is an essential ingredient in a child’s education. The delivery of the planned curriculum involves parents helping/encouraging children at home with such things as reading, number work, consolidation of acquired skills, etc.

We also welcome parental help in school time for such things as educational visits, swimming, transport to sporting events, assisting children with their work etc. It is our intention to maximise the use of all available facilities and resources including staff/parent expertise.

Reading Schemes 

We use Read Write Inc to teach phonics. Reading schemes include Jolly Phonics, Phonics Bug, Oxford Reading Tree and supplemented by ‘real books’ for the children to enjoy.

David Ross Education Trust and British Values:

The Trust is very supportive of the ethos of promoting British Values, and preparing our pupils for success in a modern Britain. A heavy reliance is placed upon broadening horizons for each and every child and this includes developing the core skills of tolerance, respect, teamwork, resilience and building self esteem. These are all values and qualities that we feel are relevant in order to play a full and meaningful role in society, and are promoted via our extensive house system that lends itself to cultural and sporting competition, democratic principles, social mixing, the development of greater pastoral care and enhanced PSHE.

For more information about British Values at this academy, please download the document on the left. 


For further information about our curriculum, please contact us.