Curriculum Leadership

Curriculum leadership at Huish Primary School is distributed to subject leaders who oversee, develop, monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of their subject within the school and across all year groups. Our leaders are carefully chosen because of their expertise and experience. This ensures deep subject knowledge and effective leadership. Subject development is clearly identified through our school development plan.  It is a requirement for leaders to present subject progress and change to governors though termly meetings. Leaders enable curriculum expertise to develop across staff through carefully planned on-going professional development. All leaders oversee a budget to purchase curriculum resources that enhance our school’s curricular intentions. 

Mastery Approach

The Mastery-learning model forms the basis of our approach to our teaching. This involves spending greater time going into depth within each subject. We aim to ensure children have a solid, concrete understanding of subject knowledge and skills as well as being resilient learners prepared for secondary school.

 In short, this means working towards:

  • Teach less, learn more: less teacher talk and more evidencing learning and progress.
  • No child left behind: all children are enabled to keep up every day.
  • Space and time to experience and apply, with all children entitled to additional support to ensure they do not fall behind or to go deeper
  • Understanding real life applications wherever possible to make learning relevant and not abstract; nothing should be taught without a purpose.

A Mastery approach should also enable our children to become good problem solvers. We believe that subject specific problem solving has three main elements as explained in the diagram below. These elements will be reflected in all of our teaching and learning.


Knowledge and Skills Progression

The specific skills and knowledge required to be successful in each subject have been identified and crafted into structured progressions.

History Skills Progression - coming soon

History Knowledge Progression - coming soon

Geography Skills Progression - coming soon

Geography Knowledge Progression - coming soon

Science Skills Progression - coming soon

Science Knowledge Progression - coming soon

RE Skills Progression - coming soon

RE Knowledge Progression - coming soon

Art Skills Progression - coming soon

Music Skills progression - coming soon

PE Skills Progression - coming soon

MFL Skills Progression - coming soon

PSHE Skills Progression - coming soon

Curriculum Vocabulary Progression

We have developed a clear progression of vocabulary for history, geography and science. This vocabulary will be identified in teacher’s planning and will be taught discretely in lessons. There will be an emphasis on using the correct vocabulary in all verbal and written activities.

Extended Curriculum

We appreciate that learning is not just restricted to the classroom. Provision of visiting speakers, external visits and extra curricular clubs provide excellent opportunities to enhance and enrich the children’s learning.  

Our structured Pick ‘N’ Mix homework provides children with a choice of different learning experiences to be developed at home with their parents. The variety of suggested activities that can be chosen by the children enables all pupils to engage and utilise their own strengths and interests.

‘Primary Futures’

To make our older pupils aware of the opportunities beyond education, we invite speakers from different professions to talk about their work and their career pathways.

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