What Your Children Will Learn
At Hurlingham School, we are proud of our broad and balanced curriculum. We develop our teaching and learning through a respectful but critical approach to UK National Curriculum placing due emphasis on English, Mathematics and Science whilst enhancing all areas of each and every child’s development by incorporating the arts, sports, languages and technology. Our curriculum is creative, inspiring and values based to promote exploration, discovery and inclusion.
All pupils are taught the following subjects:
- Religion, Philosophy and Ethics
- Personal, Social, Health and Personal Economic Education
- Personal Development, including a whole-school programme of community responsibilities such as School Council, Eco-Schools, Charity Coordination and Healthy Schools
- Physical Education, Gymnastics and Games including competitive sports such as Football, Netball, Rugby, Hockey and Cricket
- Art & Design Technology
- French and Spanish is taught from Reception. All children enjoy preliminary explorations into both languages and continue to study these in greater depth over the course of the subsequent six years.
- Latin is also taught to pupils in Years 4-6.
Within these subjects, we aim to:
- Enjoy ourselves, valuing every day and experience whilst developing a deep love of learning..
- Apply the basic skills of literacy and numeracy effectively across the curriculum
- Develop lively, enquiring minds which delight in discussing and sharing ideas within a culture which promotes cooperative and collaborative learning
- Facilitate the acquisition of understanding, knowledge and skills across the curriculum – academic, artistic, sporting – in each and every child
- Develop appropriate personal moral values within every child, including respect for others, a sense of awe and wonder, an appreciation of culture (both one’s own and that of others) and a pride in our school community in the heart of Putney
- Encourage responsible attitudes towards ourselves and our environment
- Place immense value on achievements and aspirations, celebrating development and successes wherever they may lie.
The Hurlingham curriculum will continue to develop and is therefore under constant review.