At Henry Hinde Junior School, we are consistently developing the curriculum that we provide for our children. Our learners are involved in the planning of their topics, we then involve the community in the reviewing of our topics to ensure that we provide our learners with exciting, stimulating topics which the children become fully absorbed in using a cross-curricular approach. We strive to encompass as many curriculum subjects into each topic, making them relevant and meaningful for our children.
Reading at Henry Hinde Junior School is extremely important; we strive to support the learners that join us from a range of different infant schools to learn to become fluent, confident and independent readers. We promote this by the use of the Oxford Reading Tree scheme, if necessary. The scheme is linked to ‘Letters and Sounds’ and has systematic phonics at its heart, which is how we teach phonics to those learners that need it. Children are expected to read regularly at home, so they progress through the scheme. Children read a range of Fiction, Non-fiction and Poetry at school and should be encouraged to do so at home. We use a reading record to document the reading progress of your child at home.