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Heron Park Primary Academy & Nursery

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Our Curriculum

Our broad and balanced curriculum is underpinned by our vision that all pupils reach their potential, demonstrating Quality, Excellence and Passion in everything they do.  As a school, we are committed to ensuring our pupils are confident in reading, writing and mathematics.  We dedicate time each morning to these lessons to build our children's skills and knowledge in these areas.  However, our rich and motivating curriculum extends beyond these core subjects with opportunities for all our pupils to develop their love of science, drama, music, art and geography, for example.  


We follow the Aurora Academies Trust (AAT) curriculum for the foundation subjects within our school. Based on the statutory requirements for the National Curriculum, the AAT curriculum encourages enquiry at every stage. Skills and knowledge are mapped out across each subject progressively, enabling pupils to become confident mathematicians, writers, readers, scientists, historians, artists, geographers, programmers, designers, sports people, musicians by the time they leave our setting.  Our ambitious curriculum builds on what our pupils already know and enables our children to gain the knowledge and skills they need in the next phase of their educational career and beyond. 


Our pupils study topics across the school.  Each topic is based on a key Concept Question which our children answer at the end of their unit of work.  The questions the children explore are included in each of the progression documents which you can find in the link below.


At Heron Park, our values are at the heart of everything we do.  Our engaging curriculum enables our children to be respectful, curious, independent, resilient, and aspirational during every moment of our school day.


Please use the links below to read our curriculum rationale and to view more details about the learning within each subject.