At HTPD we believe that being creative is more than just being good at art or music, it is what makes us human. We are created to be creative and it is therefore at the very heart of the educational process; a way of working, thinking and being that makes us whole and inspires us in whatever we do. It is the idea that is embodied in our school motto ‘Learn to Live’. Discovering and releasing this inner creativity should be the goal of education.

Our creative, cross-curricular and child-centred curriculum allows for excited and enthusiastic thinkers, with enquiry and exploration being at the heart of learning. Our approach to teaching and learning encourages children to be open-minded, to think and work independently and collaboratively, to problem solve and be able to communicate effectively.

To fulfil these aims we have developed a curriculum model based on termly or half termly topics for each year group which follow the requirements set out in the New Curriculum for KS1 and KS2. Each topic has a Geography, History or Science focus and during this topic there will be significantly more time spent on this subject area while the other subject areas are linked to the theme where appropriate. This means that in a History themed topic there may be less Geography or Science taught in that half term.

The appropriate allocation for each subject will be evened out over the year; this can sometimes be part of a themed week when a significant amount of curriculum time is spent on one subject area for a whole week. Maths and English are taught every day with much of the English curriculum linked to the topic theme and some of the Maths when appropriate.  

Year 1 Year 2 Year 3 Year 4 Year 5 Year 6
Super Heroes Mrs Armitage
and the Wave

´╗┐Invaders´╗┐ Mad Monarchs Walk on the Wildside
Terrific Tales Adventures The Ancient
Material Mayhem Space It's a Wonderful Life
Meet the Dragons
Ready Steady Grow Dinosaurs World War II Through the Window Five
Time for Change

At Holy Trinity Pewley Down School, we use the "Little Wandle Letters and Sounds Revised" phonics scheme.

Early Years Foundation Stage


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