CURRICULUM

At Primrose Hill Active Learning, we provide a broad and balanced curriculum which develops the individual child according to their age and ability.

The aim of the Primrose Hill Curriculum

Our curriculum brings to life our logo and motto. 

Through our curriculum we are helping to develop active world citizens who:

  • Have a strong sense of self

  • Who know themselves as learners and are able to question understanding

  • Who know how to be healthy, both physically and emotionally

  • Who have good life skills

  • Who understand they are part of a community and are active in it

  • Who know about the city and country in which they live

  • Who have an understanding of the wider global environment and the issues it faces

  • Who see themselves as being able to have a positive impact on their life and environment

The Primrose Hill Curriculum

We are committed to providing significant opportunities for pupils to master basic skills in Reading, Writing and Mathematics from an early age. Our curriculum is drawn from the Early Years Foundation Stage and the Cambridge International Curriculum. Primrose Hill strives to integrate all lessons to ensure children are applying what they have learnt during their sessions in the outside world. This is the way in which Primrose Hill nutures and supports independent, intelligent, confident young learners. 

 

English 

Our Learners develop skills and understanding in four areas: reading, writing, speaking and listening. They will learn how to communicate effectively and respond to a range of information, media and texts to:

  • become confident communicators, able to apply all four skills effectively in everyday situations

  • see themselves as readers, engaging with a range of texts for information and for pleasure, including texts from different times and cultures

  • see themselves as writers, using the written word clearly and creatively for a range of different audiences and purposes.

 

Maths

Our Learners develop a holistic understanding of the subject, focussing on principles, patterns, systems, functions and relationships. They will become mathematically competent and fluent in computation, which they can apply to everyday situations.

‘Thinking and working mathematically’, a unique feature of our curriculum, encourages learners to talk with others, challenge ideas and to provide evidence that validates conjectures and solutions. When learners are thinking and working mathematically, they actively seek to make sense of ideas and build connections between different facts, procedures and concepts. This supports higher order thinking that helps them to view the world in a mathematical way.

The wider curriculum

We use a topic based approach to learning which engages with children’s natural curiosity while ensuring that we cover all the statutory requirements during your child’s time with us. Teachers use the Active Learning Teaching methods, which are adapted according to the subject, age and ability of the individual pupil.

To encourage integration across all subjects, we have introduced out Forest Studies which allows children to actively explore and understand the importance of Forests / Rainforests around the world. 

All children will also learn music with our Specialist Music Tutor. Every child at Primrose Hill Active Learning has the opportunity to learn a musical instrument and many pupils wish to take up individual one-to-one music tuition.

For more details about the curriculum, please contact info@primrosehillactivelearning.org.uk