At Hillborough Infant and Nursery School our curriculum is designed to provide a broad and balanced education; one that is filled with opportunities to show that everyone can achieve and that anything is possible!
By meeting the needs of all our pupils, our curriculum design aims to provide our pupils with skills, knowledge and understanding to prepare them for their future lives. Our curriculum aims are that our pupils achieve academic success, whilst having opportunities to develop creativity and problem solving, reliability, responsibility and resilience, as well as developing their physical attributes.
Our curriculum is designed through the needs our children, our families, our school, our ethos, our local area as well as events in the wider world. We have identified some curriculum drivers that deliver these needs, that form the core of our curriculum termly plans. These drivers are reviewed annually, and our current drivers are:
At Hillborough Infant and Nursery School well-being is a key element that supports the development of the whole child and promote a positive attitude to learning.
Our curriculum celebrates diversity and utilises the skills, knowledge and cultural wealth of our community, whilst supporting the pupils’ spiritual, moral, social and cultural development.
The Arts is interwoven throughout our whole curriculum, and we celebrate this with our end of term WOW events. We strive to bring the diverse range of Arts to Hillborough Infant and Nursery School, and enjoy seeing these come alive through our termly experiences.
We strongly believe that everyone can achieve and that anything is possible and we embed this ethos throughout our curriculum. We celebrate local talent and heroes, as well as some historical figures. Our topics provide exposure to a wide range of skills and talents that allow pupils to explore the possibilities of their own future.
Termly topics are launched with an initial WOW in each year group, that really engages the pupils curiosity! The term then follows a journey of learning, focusing on challenge questions that are answered through purposefully planned enquiry and skills-based activities.
To help prepare our pupils with skills to support them in the wider world, we have developed some enterprise projects that each year group competes in. Each year group holds a 'bank account' that they need to ensure doesn't go into debt. They achieve this by designing, making and selling some products each term, but have to carefully calculate the costings to ensure they will make a profit. These are always products from their learning journey, and involve skills and knowledge they have gained that term. Our pupils have shown a real flair for advertising and promoting these products, and have made a healthy profit along the way.
This all leads to pupils sharing their learning with their families in a final WOW event. Our Hillborough family really enjoy this celebration of learning, and have joined us at some exciting locations including The Stockwood Park Academy theatre and The Luton Carnival Arts Centre. Our pupils gain lots of experience from performing on these stages and work incredibly well as team.