All foundation subjects meet the programmes of study and aims of the National Curriculum.
Our curriculum progression planning documents can be viewed at the bottom of this page.
At Hibaldstow Academy, we believe that high-quality history lessons inspire children to want to know more about the past and to think and act as historians. By linking learning to a range of topics, children have opportunities to investigate and interpret the past, understand chronology, build an overview of Britain’s past as well as that of the wider world, and to be able to communicate historically. We develop children with the following essential characteristics to help them become historians: An excellent knowledge and understanding of people, events and contexts from a range of historical periods, including significant events in Britain’s past; The ability to think critically about history and communicate ideas confidently to a range of audiences; The ability to support, evaluate and challenge their own and others’ views using historical evidence from a range of sources; The ability to think, reflect, debate, discuss and evaluate the past by formulating and refining questions and lines of enquiry; A respect for historical evidence and the ability to make critical use of it to support their learning; A desire to embrace challenging activities, including opportunities to undertake high-quality research across a range of history topics; A developing sense of curiosity about the past and how and why people interpret the past in different ways.
At Hibaldstow Academy, we provide children with an engaging and enriching music curriculum to inspire and excite children. Teachers understand the importance of delivering lessons sequentially and build upon prior knowledge to extend the learning of all children. In lessons, children are given the freedom to experiment and improvise to develop their own musical style. In addition, teachers deliver the knowledge they need to understand, create, produce, read and respond to music.
We aim to develop a love of music and so we expose children to a wide range of musical styles, genre and type across all musical time periods. We give the children the opportunity to respond to and appreciate music. We provide freedom and curiosity; children are encouraged to let their imaginations roam. Many extra-curricular opportunities are also provided across both key stages regardless of ability to give children the opportunity to create, perform and listen to music in different settings. .
The key aim is that all children leave the school with the knowledge and confidence to carry on with their musical learning.
At St Hybald’s Academy our Geography curriculum is committed to inspiring curiosity and fascination about the human and physical world around us. Our pupils will be encouraged to ask questions and find answers about the diverse places, people and environments their world holds. It is hoped that our Geography coverage will introduce our pupils to places and wonders that they will remember forever and aspire to visit as they go through their lives.
Through fieldwork, mapwork and case studies our pupils will develop a sense of place along with a secure understanding of the connection between human and physical processes. They will be confident in collecting, recording and presenting their observations and be able to reach conclusions about places over time, in the present and in the future.
Through our PSHE and Jigsaw lessons, children should develop an understanding of what respecting yourself and others entails. Children should understand and be able to articulate their feelings yet be considerate and appreciate others feelings and differences.
Through PSHE work we want children to be their best self and develop their resilience to the challenges they face, developing strategies to help them overcome problems.
The Art curriculum at Hibaldstow Academy encourages children to express themselves confidently and creatively and learn the necessary skills to do so effectively.
It provides children with opportunities to develop their skills using a range of media and materials. Children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art and are given the opportunity to explore and evaluate different creative ideas. Children will develop a knowledge and appreciation of the styles and vocabulary used by a broad range of famous artists.
The skills they acquire are taught discretely and through cross-curricular topic work, allowing children to use their art skills to reflect on and explore topics in greater depth; e.g. researching geographical locations to support their work on landscape painting or using art as a medium to express emotion and thought to enhance their personal, social and emotional development. Children will be reflective, evaluate their work and consider how they can keep improving.
It is important to us that children develop skills and enjoyment for lifelong participation in creative activities in order to support mental and physical well being.
Religous Education Intent
At Hibaldstow Academy, the aim of Religious Education is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain. It is important that children appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape our lives and our behaviour. Learning in R.E. supports the children to develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues as a member of a multicultural, multi-faith society.
Religious Education plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, particularly PSHCE, in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our children.
Physical Education Intent
At Hibaldstow Academy, we aspire to all of our children leading a healthy lifestyle. We want them to learn to challenge their bodies physically and mentally. We aim to provide a range of different physical activities (including competition), which will develop physical knowledge, skills and vocabulary. These in turn will foster increased confidence, resilience, cooperation and personal development.
Over time, our children will appreciate the benefits of long term health and wellbeing and recognise the effect it can have on both the body and mind.
Design Technology Intent
The purpose of our design and technology curriculum is to inspire creativity and imagination, by designing products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. We want pupils to acquire a broad range of skills and knowledge, drawing on principles and skills of STEM, while they learn how to be resourceful, innovative, and enterprising. Through the evaluation of past and present products, technology and the work of others, they can develop an understanding of its impact on life and the wider world.
We want pupils to develop their creative, technical and practical expertise by building and applying a repertoire of knowledge, understanding and skills in order to design and make high-quality prototypes and products. We want them to critique, evaluate and test their ideas and products and the work of others.
We aim to provide the pupils with computational and creative thinking about computing and be confident in how IT is used. The core of our computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of relevant content to enhance their learning.
Computing also ensures that pupils become digitally literate – able to use, and express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology – at a level suitable for the future workplace and as active participants in a digital world.
Modern Foreign Language - French Intent
At Hibaldstow Academy we introduce French to pupils in Key Stage 2. We aim to give pupils a strong start in speaking, reading, listening and writing French. Our curriculum is designed to repeat and build upon prior knowledge, which leads to lifelong learning. Language learning is fun and engaging. Pupils will open their minds to other cultures and develop their curiosity of the wider world.
Al Progression Maps are regularly reviewed by subject leaders to ensure they reflect best practice.