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Hever Church of England Aided Primary School

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Curriculum Learning

At Hever Primary School we believe that all children are entitled to a broad, balanced, creative and coherent curriculum which should prepare them for the opportunities and challenges of their future. We believe learning should be fun, interactive and focused on children’s own personal learning goals. Children at Hever Primary School will be equipped with the skills, attributes, and dispositions they need to become well-rounded individuals and life-long learners whilst instilling the love of learning.


Through exciting, dynamic and creative cross curricular learning our children learn to think for themselves take responsibility for their learning, and be able to demonstrate the ability to plan and show initiative; persevere and have a commitment to self-improvement. Learning about working together in teams, taking individual responsibilities, being trusted, being reflective and evaluative is equally as important for us as learning facts and acquiring knowledge. Our curriculum promotes this.


Our Curriculum aims to:

  • Promote and sustain a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning
  • Create a sense of wonder in its pupils
  • Promote inclusion, diversity and community cohesion
  • Encourage children to work independently and cooperatively
  • Ensure that children are taught to become enterprising
  • Develop emotional intelligence and raise aspirations
  • Help to make children socially responsible
  • Contribute very well to pupils’ social, moral, spiritual and cultural development
  • Ensure that all pupils realise their potential
  • Ensure that children achieve high standards across a variety of subjects
  • Ensure that all children are taught the essential knowledge in the subject disciplines



We use an interactive approach to deliver the Early Years Curriculum which focuses on the key areas of learning. Our children have a well-equipped classroom and access to outside areas to learn and explore within. Children choose from a range of activities throughout the sessions and also engage in child initiated sessions.
Children also engage in additional reading, phonics, writing and maths in small, adult led groups or with whole class teaching.


Children are taught pure sounds during phonics lessons. Daily phonics teaching is delivered through the Ann Smalberger programme in Key Stage One. This is a high quality phonics programme, with a multi-sensory approach, helping children to understand the relationship between reading and spelling from an early age.


Key stage 1 and Key stage 2:

Morning lessons predominately focus on the teaching of essential skills in reading, writing and maths. All children are encouraged to use these acquired skills across the curriculum to enhance their learning, develop confidence and to demonstrate their understanding.

At Hever Primary School we promote a love of reading and expose our children to ‘real’ books, not merely the reading schemes we have to support learning. We use Active Learn Bug Club which promotes a love of reading and enables children to be closely monitored to ensure progress is maintained.


Writing is taught across the curriculum using Power of Reading texts as a stimulus and the teaching of grammar, punctuation and spelling is viewed as an essential part of learning. Our children write for ‘real’ purposes and are encouraged to widen their vocabulary. We value neat presentation and teach our children to write in a cursive script, when they are ready.

We have adopted a mastery approach to mathematical learning at Hever Primary School, where each child embraces all areas of mathematical study; fluency, mathematical thinking, reasoning and problem solving.

Theme Overview and Power of Reading Text 2018-2019


Term 1

Term 2

Term 3

Term 4

Term 5

Term 6

Year 1

Sunshine and Shadow

Down in the deep dark wood

Turrets and Tiaras


Wild and Free


Power Of Reading Text

Lonely Beast


Fantastic First Poems

Biscuit Bear


Everywhere Bear

The Kiss that Missed


Pea and the Princess

Daisy Eat your peas


I will not ever never eat a tomato

One day on our blue planet

Storm Whale

Year 2

Light and Dark

Animal Magic

Up Up and Away

Out of Africa

Fire and Ice

Stories old and new

Power Of Reading Text

Orion and the dark

Diary of a Killer Cat

Poems to perform

African Tales


10 things I can do to help my world

Emperors Egg

Into the Forest

Year 3

Rock and Roll

I am a Creator

Storms and Shipwrecks

Mud and Mayhem

Hail Caesar!

I’m a pupil get me out of here

Power Of Reading Text

Ug – Boy Genius

Iron Man


The Tin Forest

Oliver and The Seawigs


The Mousehole Cat



How to be an Anglo saxon in 13 steps

Escape from Pompeii


Roman Beanfeast

Kapox Tree


Mama Miti

Year 4/5


Reach for the Stars!


Exotic lands

Out of tis world

Power of Reading Text

Pebble in my pocket


Fire maker’s Daughter

Snake, Bird, Mouse, Wolf

The Viewer

Odysessus Adventures

Year 6

Hard Times

Watery Worlds and Mysterious Peaks

We’ll meet again…

Power Of Reading Text

Street Child

What Mr Darwin Saw



A boy and a bear in a boat

Journey to the River Sea

Rose Blanch


Lion and the Unicorn

Goodnight Mr Tom