Teaching

Some ideas about how we organise our teaching:

  • Children are taught in their own age group.
  • All classes are mixed-gender and mixed-ability.
  • Our reading and writing groups are based on the 2014 National Curriculum and modern texts.
  • Some of our children receive specific teaching, either by being withdrawn from class or by in-class support dependent on need.
  • Some specialist teaching takes place, notably in music and modern foreign languages, as well as some aspects of PE/Dance/Drama.

The Curriculum

Spring Hill school meets the requirements of the National Curriculum 2014 regarding English, Mathematics, Science, Information Communication Technology, and the Foundation Subjects. RE is also taught as a statutory subject following the agreed syllabus as advised by the Local Authority. Modern foreign languages are also taught throughout the school and French is our chosen language. Our curriculum is one which is broad and balanced. Through assemblies and in-class teaching, children learn about the fundamental British values as part of our social, moral, spiritual and cultural curriculum.

Pupils' Access to the Curriculum

Pupils have access to the National Curriculum through integrated topic work and cross-curricular themes as well as specific subject lessons. A high standard of achievement is expected in all subjects. It is appreciated, however, that some children experience learning difficulties and, wherever possible, additional support is given. Some children will be identified as having Special Educational Needs (SEN) and, in partnership with parents, will be brought to the attention of our Inclusion Co-ordinator.

The school is very active musically. Mr Brown is our wonderful music teacher and children enjoy learning guitars, drums and glockenspiel. Children take part in whole school singing assembly every Tuesday, learning songs by Bob Marley to The Beatles! In the Autumn term, our school choir visited Ossy Mills and Spring Hill care home and performed Christmas songs. In January, children will be taking part in the Young Voices event at Manchester Arena and Last choir standing.

Spring Hill school offer a range of sports clubs before and after school and now hold our annual KS2 sports day at the Etihad Stadium.

Health and Sex Education

Governors have approved the implementation of Health and Sex Education. This is not taught as a separate subject but is integrated within the National Curriculum programmes of study.

Religious Education

Religious Education is class-based in accordance with the Lancashire Agreed Syllabus and a corporate act of worship forms an integral part of the daily assembly. If parents so wish they have the right under section 25 of the Education Act 1944 to withdraw their children from R.E. and collective worship. Requests for exemption should be made, in writing, to the Headteacher.