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Hornbeam Academy

Curriculum

Teaching on the ward is organised by subject.

Monday English Independent Supported Study
Tuesday Computing Food Technology
Wednesday Maths Art/Design Technology
Thursday English Humanities
Friday Science Independent Supported Study

 

Lessons are planned around a central weekly theme.  The themes for the autumn term are:

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  • Our Environment
  • Harvest and Autumn
  • Looking After Ourselves
  • Art Week
  • The Human Body
  • Black History Month
  • Festivals
  • Light and Dark
  • Looking After Our Heritage
  • Money
  • Poetry Week
  • Maps, Places and Buildings
  • Winter 
  • Christmas

When home teaching, HHTS can offer a range of curriculum pathways, designed to best suit the needs of each learner.   HHTS staff liaise closely with staff at each child's school as well as with medical professionals to identify the correct pathway for each child.

  • Early Years Foundation Stage Balloon poem
  • National Curriculum
  • GCSE studies
  • SEN pathways including a sensory curriculum
  • Post-16 studies
  • End of life pathways

Assessment

As with all schools, staff focus is always on pupils making progress in their education.  With this in mind, staff set and evaluate individualised targets and evidence achievement in their record files.  Attainment is shared with pupils, families and schools and a full report is made at the end of teaching.