School Logo

East Hanningfield

Church of England Primary School

Get in touch


The East Hanningfield Curriculum


Our East Hanningfield Curriculum is delivered through engaging and exciting topics which are designed to cover the breadth and depth of the skills and knowledge from the National Curriculum. 


Using Cornerstones' Curriculum Maestro, we have designed our new curriculum with fresh and exciting topics which cover knowledge and skills to specifically meet the needs of our East Hanningfield children.

(April 2020)


Scroll down to see the range of school and class topics as well as our overviews of our intent, implementation and impact statements for individual subject and curriculum areas.

East Hanningfield Curriculum Intent

At East Hanningfield CE Primary our intention is to enable every pupil to become a successful learner, a confident individual and a responsible citizen. We aim to achieve this by providing a stimulating education which nurtures and enables children to develop influenced and supported by Christian values. The curriculum celebrates their achievements and challenges them to be the best they can be in all that they do.


The curriculum is:







Our community to show kindness

Our community to show compassion

Our community to show courage

Our community to work and support each other

Our community to show respect 


East Hanningfield Curriculum Implementation

  • We have designed our curriculum to meet the needs and the interests of the children and families who are part of our community. The curriculum is fluid and is reshaped when necessary to include, value and educate the community we serve. Our curriculum is broad and balanced and inspires children to question and investigate the world around them.
  • Our curriculum supports children being happy in their learning and helps them strive to achieve the challenging targets we set for them. We are determined for our children to receive a full and varied curriculum which allows them to deepen their knowledge and interests across the range of subjects that we study.
  • We plan our curriculum to provide opportunities for children to develop as independent, confident, successful learners with high aspirations. Our aim is that children know how to make a positive contribution to their community and the wider society.
  • We provide an inclusive environment where learners will enjoy their education and make good progress.  Pupils at all levels are helped to achieve their potential. Our environment is adapted where necessary. 
  • We develop our curriculum to ensure thorough coverage, progression and depth of understanding. We aim to provide pupils with memorable experiences, in addition to diverse and rich opportunities from which children can learn and develop a range of transferable skills.  A primary focus of our curriculum is to develop in children a lifelong love of learning, raise their aspirations and encourage a sense of pride in achievement.



East Hanningfield Curriculum Organisation

Teachers plan individually and are supported through Cornerstones topics which work to a two year cycle in KS2 and a three year cycle in EYFS  and KS1. Varied and engaging topics are planned across the years and have a main curriculum subject area that drives the topic which enables children to develop a real interest in, and a depth of understanding of, the specific leading the topic. The topics are cross curricular and although often one subject is stronger teachers are mindful to plan in many opportunities for applying the taught skills and knowledge of other foundation subjects and to include reading, writing and maths in a meaningful way.


Fundamental British Values and SMSC Values are embedded in the topics and may also be taught as part of a theme day or week across school. For example Anti-Bullying Week and B Kinder weeks are planned for the whole school.

PSHE including RSE and SMSC ,Science and PE is taught each week. English, reading and Maths are taught daily. Teachers always plan exciting entry points to topics to enthuse and generate questions and interest.


East Hanningfield Outdoor Learning

Teachers all have doors to the outdoor areas and they plan to make use of the grounds as often as possible to make teaching engaging, varied and memorable. Our outdoor learning environment includes opportunities to study in our:

  • wildlife areas
  • garden area
  • pond area
  • forest school area


East Hanningfield Curriculum Enhancements

  • Class visits – eg: Church, Science Museum, Wildlife Park, Farm Visit
  • Residential visit – Y6 children take part in a number of outdoor challenges eg: den building, raft building and orienteering.
  • Visitors to school – eg: parents who share their skills and work experiences, Religious leaders, Drama groups, Dance specialists, Charity professionals.
  • Workshops delivered by specialists – eg: sculpture, music teacher, history experience
  • Competitions – eg: Science, Drawing, DT, Spelling, Talent Show
  • Themed Weeks/Days – eg: British Values, Sports Week, French Café, Arts Weeks
  • Class Assemblies – children present their work to parents and grandparents
  • Inspire Mornings – parents and grandparents work alongside their children in school, writing poetry, designing and making products or sewing for example.
  • Performance opportunities – eg: Pantomime, Christmas Performances, Performance Poetry, Musical Extravaganza.


East Hanningfield Out of School Clubs

As part of the whole school curriculum offer we also encourage pupil attendance at the huge variety of After School Clubs which we offer:

  • Drama Club
  • Choir Club
  • Football Club
  • Gym Club
  • Board Games Club
  • Mindfulness Club
  • Lego Club
  • Cooking Club
  • Archery Club
  • Dance Club
  • Fencing Club
  • Multi Sports


East Hanningfield Tournaments and Competitions

To give the PE experience real purpose and challenge we take part in many competitions and tournaments:

  • Cross Country
  • Teddy 'lympics'
  • Dance
  • Netball
  • Swimming
  • Dodgeball
  • Hockey
  • Multisport (SEND)
  • Cricket, plus many more.


East Hanningfield Pupil Responsibilities

Children are encouraged to take on additional roles of responsibility in school:

  • Head Boy/Girl (Y6)
  • Lunchtime Monitors (Y6)
  • Assembly Monitors (Y6)
  • Reading Buddies (Y6)
  • Classroom Monitors (Y1-Y6)
  • Playground Leaders (Y2 and Y6)
  • School Parliament (Y1-6)