At Hilton Primary School the children enjoy a rich, inclusive curriculum that is enjoyable, exciting and well matched to children’s needs to that they are appropriately challenged.
The learning we have planned in each year group ensures that the requirements associated with the new National Curriculum are fully met and often exceeded.
We work hard to ensure that these learning experiences are creative, engaging and active because we recognise the importance of ensuring that learning is purposeful and relevant to our children’s lives. Wherever possible, opportunities to use and apply learning in a meaningful context are regularly provided.
Through the wide range of expertise, resources and opportunities available in our school we are able to offer a breadth of educational experience that nourishes every child’s emotional and social development as well as securing the highest levels of achievement.
Our ‘love to learn’ culture promotes the development of vital life skills that will ensure your child is well placed to do well in the next phase of their education and beyond.
Year Group Leaders share detailed overviews of the areas to be studied each term and these can be found within the relevant Year Group page under the ‘curriculum’ header on our home page.
The values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs are promoted across the school through the delivery of our curriculum and specific sessions to develop pupils’ social and emotional understanding.
Pupils have may opportunities for their voices to be heard. They are always listened to by adults and are taught to listen carefully and with concern to each other, respecting the right of every individual to have their opinions and voices heard.
Pupils also have the opportunity to air their opinions and ideas through our School Council. The elections of the School Council members are based solely on pupil votes, reflecting our British electoral system and demonstrating democracy in action.
The Rule of Law
The importance of laws whether they are those that govern the class, the school or the country, are consistently reinforced. We have ‘School Rules’, which are deeply embedded in our work every day. Each class also discusses and sets its own rules that are clearly understood by all and seen to be necessary to ensure that every class member is able to learn in a safe and ordered environment.
Our pupils are taught the value and reasons behind the school rules, that they are our way of life and there for our well-being, the responsibilities that this involves and the consequences when rules are broken. Our local PCSO is a regular visitor to the school and always gets involved in initiatives such as E-Safety.
Within school, pupils are actively encouraged to make choices, knowing that they are in a safe and supportive environment. As a school we educate and provide boundaries for our pupils to make choices safely, through the provision of a safe environment and an empowering education.
Our pupils are encouraged to know, understand and exercise their rights and personal freedoms and are advised how to exercise these safely; examples of this can be clearly seen in our e-safety and P.S.H.E. lessons. Whether it is through choice of challenge; of how they record; of participation in our extra- curricular activities; our pupils are given the freedom to make choices.
We teach weekly PHSCE lessons throughout school. The pupils know and understand that it is expected and imperative that respect is shown to everyone, whatever differences we may have and to everything, however big or small.
The core value of Respect at Hilton Primary School underpins our work every day both in and out of the classroom. We expect all members of the school community to treat each other with respect.
Tolerance of Those With Different Faiths And Beliefs.
Hilton Primary School is situated in an area with relatively little cultural or religious diversity and we recognise the importance of ensuring that our pupils have frequent opportunities to learn about the diversity seen in the wider community.
Assemblies are regularly planned to address this issue either directly or through the inclusion of stories and celebrations from a variety of faiths and cultures. Our teaching of R.E and P.S.H.C.E supports this. Through this our pupils gain an enhanced understanding of their place in a culturally diverse society.