Primary Curriculum

The Primary Curriculum covers Key Stage 1 (years 1 & 2) and Key Stage 2 (years 3-6) and is based around the National Curriculum and associated age related expectations. The curriculum is organised into structured units of learning designed to progress children’s skills and knowledge towards ambitious personalised targets. The units are designed in such a way that your child’s learning can be tailored to their specific needs. English and Maths form the basis of the curriculum, and will be the focus of your child’s learning whilst in the school. The learning units in English are based around a stimulus which may be a book, film clip or image, and incorporate the development of reading, writing and speaking skills and knowledge within these. Pupils’ phonics knowledge and reading skills are evaluated, and then developed in order to further their fluency and understanding. In Maths the curriculum aims to develop fluency, problem solving and reasoning skills. Based on individual circumstances, your child may also be taught a range of further subjects such as Relationships and Health Education, Science, Geography, Cooking and Current Affairs. The school is visited weekly by ‘Team Spirit’ who provide dynamic learning through Lego challenges and physical education. For further information the curriculum policy and ‘Relationships Education and Health Education’ policies are available to view under the information page on the website. Should parents wish to discuss or view the contents of the upper KS2 Science (body changes and lifestyles) or Relationships and Health Education curriculum then requests can be directed to the Primary Curriculum Lead.

If pupils are due to undertake statutory assessments (Year 1 phonics screening test, year 2 SATS, year 6 SATS) during their stay in hospital, Southampton Hospital School works closely with the home school to ensure suitable arrangements are put into place.

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Contact our Primary Lead, Mrs Doulton, for more information.