The curriculum at Hollyfield is designed to meet the requirements of the National Curriculum, Birmingham Local Authority Curriculum Statement and the specific pastoral and academic needs of our children.
The children in Reception follow the Curriculum Guidance for the Foundation Stage (see Foundation Stage Prospectus) that is designed with specific areas of learning for this age group.
The National Curriculum consists of: English, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Computing, Art, Music, Design and Technology and Physical Education, Modern Foreign Languages and we follow the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education. We also study Citizenship and Health Education as we consider these essential ‘life skills’.
The Curriculum at Hollyfield
Our Curriculum is delivered through a mainly topic-based approach in the early years. In Key Stage One and Two the curriculum is taught through a combination of cross-curricular themes and subject specific approaches. Our work is carefully structured so that each year the children’s knowledge and skills are reinforced and extended.
Every child’s progress is monitored and assessed throughout the year and targets are set. Targets are normally set in conference with the child and parents. Records are kept on progress and annual reports are sent to parents who have an opportunity to discuss these at a final Parents’ Evening in July.