At South Harringay School we provide an appropriate, inclusive and engaging English Curriculum. Where possible, links are made to the half termly theme (key stage one) or International Primary Curriculum (key stage 2) so that much of the writing is linked to their topic work.
Pupils gain a knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It inspires children’s curiosity to know more about the past and equips children to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments and develop perspective and judgement. Children will learn about significant people and the qualities that make someone great.
The school has developed its own computing curriculum where modules are in line with the 2014 national curriculum and allow for clear progression. Modules are designed to enable pupils to achieve stated objectives. Pupil progress towards these objectives are closely monitored and evaluated by teachers.
There is a strong tradition of encouragement towards listening, singing and playing music at our school. We have a singing assemblies for all children Reception – year 6 every week, led by our music teacher.
Learning a foreign language provides an opening to other cultures and fosters an understanding of the world. All children in key stage 2 will learn to communicate their thoughts, feelings and ideas in a weekly Spanish lesson in which they learn a balance of written and spoken language.
As we are lucky enough to have an excellent Chinese music teacher in key stage 2, all of our children learn some basic Mandarin as well.
Children are taught key skills such running, jumping, throwing and catching in isolation and in combination through skills based lessons and in team games. There is a key focus in lessons on developing flexibility, strength, technique, control and balance. Our PE lessons are taught by specialist staff from the London Football Academy, with additional support from our teaching and support staff.
Using creativity and imagination pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. We teach pupils to become resourceful and think critically, evaluating their own work.
At South Harringay School we follow the agreed Haringey syllabus for Religious Education. Our units of work develop pupils’ knowledge and understanding of Christianity and other principal religions, as well as other religious traditions and world views.
Through the art curriculum we encourage children to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. Pupils develop their skills and understanding and know how art and design reflect and shape our history and contribute to culture and creativity.
At South Harringay School the Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE) programme of study brings together citizenship with personal well-being. It is intended to support the school in developing a coherent whole-school approach to PSHE. Promoting and teaching of British Values and Spritual, Moral, Social and Cultural Development (SMSC) is also addressed through the PSHE curriculum.