The Primary Curriculum:

Each of the subject areas in the curriculum are coordinated by a member of staff across the Hope Federation.

Curriculum Enhancement

Educational visits take place to support curriculum projects. An educational trip or visitor into school is planned into every topic. The aim of this is to provide an explicit memory upon which to build knowledge. Children from across the federation often join together on these trips.

There is a culture of residential trips for KS2 in the federation: Year 3 and Year 4 visited Hill Top for two nights, the Year 5 and 6 residential trip to France in alternate years has included a visit to a French market, a war cemetery, Paris and Disneyland. Biannually Year 5 and Year 6 visit a residential centre where the focus is on environmental studies:  the residential trip in 2013 was to Ambleside in the Lake District and the 2015, 2017 and 2019 trips were to Ford Castle in Northumberland.

We also have termly Federation Days. During these days the children in Key Stage 1 will be at one school and the children in Key Stage 2 will be split between the other two schools, with the days being themed. The aim of these federation days is to build links between the schools. These opportunities help build fruitful links between the staff team and encourages a strong community feel among pupils within the federation