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What is the curriculum?

When we set out our curriculum we are setting out the very essence of the work we do at Hullavington.

As a staff we have used the questions Professor Mick Waters asks to help us guage our curriculum content;

`What do we want the young people who learn here to experience, to know, to be able to do?  What sort of people are we trying to help them to become? What role does our school take in the process of helping these young people to grow? How do we help their parents to nurture them...'

At Hullavington we try to organise the learning experiences to maximise every minute for every pupil. We continually reflect and evaluate our curriculum experiences to ensure they are effective, progressive and coherent and that they achieve the ends we seek.  When discussing the importance of primary education,  Male (2012) states, 'It is a time for establishing the basis of attitudes and values, skills, knowledge and understanding that will last a lifetime.  It is a time for children to establish their own identity as human beings, to find out how they relate to other people in a much wider society, and to begin to comprehend what it means to be a global citizen. It is a time for exploring and making connections between a rich variety of practical experiences; a time when direct experiences are put together into conceptual development; a time for children to develop imaginatively and creatively; a time for children to be excited, challenged and inspired; a time to lay down the roots to lifelong learning.'  Honestly... how exciting is that??!!... and ultimately we want to help all of our pupils to, as Male (2012) sums up have, 'the confidence, the ability and the desire to make the world a better place.'

This does not just include lesson time.  We have many extra-curricular and enrichment activities.  We involve pupils fully in the life of the school; they take part in assemblies, they use all of the school grounds to learn about the outside environment and nature, they attend residential weeks away from school, participate in sports tournaments with other schools, perform school productions as well as taking a lead part in our local community by identifying issues and trying to solve them, raising money for charities and by inviting our local community in to see the learning taking place.  We endeavour to give learning a real context, to make learning exciting, vibrant and fun and to ensure our curriculum has depth and balance to ensure we give every pupil every chance of following their passions and becoming whatever they want; mathematicians, geographers, historians, artists, musicians etc.


The National Curriculum 2014

The DfE issued a new national curriculum to be implemented from September 2014.  To access the full guidance framework, please follow this link

The following pages show how the curriculum is delivered at Hullavington CE Primary and we hope you find them informative.  If you want to find out more, please contact our Headteacher, Mrs Sue Tudge.


At Hullavington we strive to develop children who are articulate and imaginative communicators who are well-equipped with the basic skills they need to become motivated lifelong learners. We also aim for all our children to develop a genuine love of language and the written word. To find out more, click here to go to our English page.



At Hullavington, we follow the National Primary Curriculum for mathematics, which describes what should be taught in each year group.  To find out more, click here to go to our maths page.


Science stimulates and excites pupils' curiosity about phenomena and events in the world around them. It also satisfies this curiosity with knowledge.  To find out more, please click here to look at our science page. 


Other Curriculum Areas

The school offers a varied and exciting curriculum.  To find out more about different curriculum areas, please click on the links below:


The Arts

Physical Education                

Early Years 

Modern Foreign Languages    


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