Our key philosophy at Hampton is equity, with every curriculum experience underpinned by our core values: understanding that children are unique in their needs and circumstances. We value each child as an individual, each with a unique potential for learning. Our aim is to prepare every child for life beyond Hampton, providing them with an exciting and empowering curriculum with the skills, knowledge and values that equips them for today and tomorrow!
When children leave us to move on to secondary school their curriculum experiences at Hampton will ensure they have:
- a sureness in themselves as a young person and their attitudes to learning
- a sound knowledge of basic skills
- an understanding of the moral, spiritual, cultural, mental and physical virtues they all possess
- aspiration and resilience to aim high and challenge themselves to achieve great things in the future
- a sense of belonging, moral purpose, respect and tolerance for others
- a set of core values which are life skills, fostering responsibility for learning and future success allowing them to be happy and confident adults
Hampton implements the 2014 National Curriculum statutory requirements in years 1 - 6. Each subject contains essential knowledge, understanding and skills which every child should have, whilst ensuring it is motivating, fun, relevant and creative – with an emphasis on attainment and enjoyment.
The curriculum is delivered through a thematic approach with planned cross curricular links. It is built upon knowledge, skills, understanding and progression providing opportunities to develop and enhance their learning and allow connections with other parts of the curriculum. Learning is more than an acquisition of information or facts. It is defined by critical thinking, active learning, questioning and challenging, exploring ideas and being reflective.
Hampton’s curriculum is characterised by our core values enabling the children to make progress and achieve in all that they do, recognise their potential and talent with no ceiling to their success and make a positive contribution to our diverse and ever changing society. It is personalised to our community, reflecting the background and experiences of our children; it is outward facing and celebrates diversity.
Our Layered Curriculum
The principles that underpin our assessment system are:
- Every child can succeed.
- The National Curriculum objectives will be used as the expectations for all children.
- Children will make age appropriate progress.
- Teachers are experts at assessment - assessment will be effectively used to ensure the correct scaffolding is built into lessons to ensure all children achieve.
In order to be ‘secondary ready’ children need to meet the required end of Key Stage 2 expectations; this is broken down into key outcomes for each curriculum year. We have used the National Curriculum objectives to assess outcomes for children at the end of each curriculum year and will be reporting whether your child at the end of the year is emerging, expected or exceeding against age-related expectations in each subject area.
However, our assessment and reporting system is not just about test and data snapshots at the end of the year, the practice at Hampton is embedded with a wide range of strategies to ensure progress is measured continually and children are tracked constantly through;
- Ongoing assessment by the class teacher throughout each lesson, through questioning, observation and dialogue.
- Children knowing what they are being asked to learn and more importantly, why.
- Success Criteria linked to the learning objectives discussed and agreed with or formulated by the children during each lesson, work is then assessed against the success criteria.
- Three way feedback, pupil, peer, teacher with clearly identified next steps – this can be written or verbal feedback.
- Termly scrutiny of pupils work.
- Copies of the curriculum coverage and expectations for every year group in the core subjects can also be found on the links below.
At Hampton we place equal emphasis on children’s well being and happiness and will continue to strive to ensure our children can achieve against the higher standard of attainment whilst flourishing as well rounded happy children!
Community involvement is a central part of our curriculum, families are constantly invited in school to participate in learning new skills with their children, sharing and celebrating experiences and forging strong relationships within the Hampton community.
Come and see for yourself how happy the children are to learn at Hampton, embrace new skills and develop in independence!