Herbert Strutt Primary School

Herbert Strutt Primary School

We Care, Challenge, Achieve and Open Minds

Thornhill Avenue, Belper, Derbyshire DE56 1SH

Email: info@herbertstrutt.derbyshire.sch.uk

Tel: 01773 822771


Curriculum INTENT: click here to understand why we have designed our curriculum this way.

To ensure our intention is realised, we plan each year to develop key aspects of the curriculum, including how we train and develop our staff; this forms the School Improvement Plan. 

In June/July we evaluate the impact of our work and plan for the following year.  

From September 2020, we implemented a new curriculum for Years 1-6.

The year is split in to three terms:

  • Autumn: DISCOVERERS: The whole school will be historians and will have their own history topic.
  • Spring: EXPLORERS: The whole school will be geographers and will have their own geography topic.
  • Summer:  CREATORS: The whole school will be artists, musicians and designers. Each class will 'take one picture' as a stimulus for their term's work.

INVESTIGATORS: each year group will have their own Science topics and this subject will be taught weekly throughout the year. 

Our mornings will continue with the current structure: Maths No Problem;

English; Guided Reading; (Phonics-EYFS/Y1)

We want our curriculum to be:                                      

  • Memorable                                                                           
  • Motivating                                                                                        
  • Inspiring                                                                                            
  • Thought-provoking                                                                       
  • Linked to local and world issues                                               
  • Relevant to our children                                                              
  • Developing aspirations

So that our children will be:

  • Reflective learners
  • Team workers
  • Independent enquirers
  • Creative thinkers
  • Self managers
  • Effective participants

Last update: 2023-09-28
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