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Hamstead Infant School Curriculum Statement



The aim at Hamstead Infant School is to provide children with an ambitious, coherent curriculum allowing children to develop their confidence and independence regardless of their independent needs. We provide a broad and engaging curriculum based on the EYFS Development Matters and National Curriculum.   


Our Curriculum Drivers are used to personalise the curriculum to meet the needs of the children within the school with the aim to provide challenge for all: 

Language -To be able to use a rich, varied and extensive range of vocabulary, which is linked to the specific subjects and areas of learning 

Independence - To become a lifelong, effective learner, taking responsibility, solving problems and having a thirst for knowledge and a love of learning 

Outdoor - To experience their learning through outdoor opportunities and to use what is around them in the immediate and local area to enhance their learning 



Continuous provision provides opportunities for children to reinforce and retrieve information and skills. It provides children with the independence to become active learners and explore whilst challenging their learning. Children are given opportunities to embed learning, allowing them to develop a mastery of the subject.  

Outdoor learning is encouraged and pupils are given opportunities to learn outside the classroom with the use of continuous provision, Forest School and educational visits. 

Children’s skills are developed and built upon throughout their school journey to allow them to gain a deeper knowledge and confidently use skills. Misconceptions are explored and used to adapt children’s learning. Subject leaders share their expert subject knowledge with staff and provide support.  

The use of engaging and exciting topics allows children to learn and apply their skills in different contexts. Children are encouraged to be active, talk, experiment and use their imagination at every opportunity through a range of guided and independent activities. 

Teaching across the school meets the needs of all individual learners and provides a safe and inclusive environment for all. 



Children who leave Hamstead Infant School will have achieved their personal best, be confident, independent learners who are ready for the next stage of their education. 

Children are able to develop and use the skills and language learnt and apply these independently.  

Children will have a depth of knowledge and skills across all areas of the curriculum. 

Our ambitious and engaging curriculum provides children with a love of learning so they ‘Know more, Remember more’.