At Howe Dell, we are committed to providing high quality learning through great teaching.
Our children embark on a journey that commences life-long learning. We want them to be happy, inquisitive learners, who are engaged and stimulated through our designed curriculum. We use Herts for Learning resources to deliver our English and Maths curriculum as we believe this best suits the needs of our children. The Reading journey begins in early years with Little Wandle Letters and Sounds and progresses on to whole class guided reading in key stage two. Teaching of the Maths curriculum is supported by fluency sessions. The CUSP Curriculum, through knowledge organisers and knowledge notes, is used to deliver the majority of Science and the wider curriculum.
Our whole curriculum is vocabulary rich, with language and communication at the core. Great reading is at the heart, as reading unlocks the curriculum.
Curriculum enrichment enhances learning. To promote the sense of belonging, we make the most of what we have on our doorstep, such as visits to Hatfield House and along the local Heritage Trail. Our curriculum is sequential, progressive and relevant to our community. It activates and secures prior learning, builds on skills and deepens knowledge and understanding over and across subjects so that pupils’ learning stays with them.
To that end, we will provide children with a curriculum that is diverse and represents the world in which they live.
Adaptive classroom practice is enhanced by bespoke interventions that are driven by Pupil Outcome Meetings and inclusion reviews.
In summary, our curriculum will:
- Have high expectations for all
- Have literacy and communication at its heart
- Be broad and balanced
- Adhere to the National Curriculum and Early Years Framework
- Inspire and engage
- Foster curiosity
- Promote respect and diversity, including British values
- Provide a variety of learning opportunities
- Be inclusive and accessible to all