Heathwood Lower School

Heathwood Lower School

Our Curriculum

At Heathwood we aim to encourage and support every child to develop the personal qualities, attitudes, skills, knowledge and concepts necessary to reach their full potential and to succeed  both now and in the future as happy members of society.


Our topic based curriculum is firmly rooted in the 2014 National Curriculum. Our curriculum intends to provide opportunities for children to: develop new knowledge and skills, build on prior learning; revisit key skills and embed learning which gives all children the opportunities to succeed;  ‘Learn Together and Have Fun’.

Our curriculum intends to promote spiritual, moral, social, cultural,  and physical development of the children at Heathwood and prepares them for the society and the opportunities and responsibilities  they might encounter in the next stages of their lives.


At Heathwood we have an engaging, topic based curriculum which is relevant to the age, developmental stage, and interests of our children. It plans for progression and continuity across the school and through the age range, allowing for creativity, individuality and imagination. 

Teachers use a range of pedagogical approaches and strategies to ensure learning is engaging for all children including those with SEND. Topic planning is inspirational with Stunning Starts, Fabulous Finishes and, where appropriate, educational visits or visitors.

Learning is further embedded through practical weekly ‘Enrichment’ and focussed weeks or days, for example, Healthy Heathwood Fortnight. 


We promote a culture of ‘no ceiling’ limits to achievement, enabling children to be proactive and take some responsibility for their own learning and developing metacognition; learning to learn, thinking about thinking, knowing about knowing.

Children at Heathwood  are motivated  to learn, to be independent and resilient. They understand what is expected of them are determined learners from the start. Our children develop a love of learning and make good progress.

For more information about our curriculum, please see the detailed documents below:

   Heathwood Curriculum Overview

Whole School Progression of Knowledge and Skills Documents Whole School Subject Policy Statements
Art and Design Art and Design
Computing and Technology Computing
Design Technology Design and Technology
French French
Geography Geography
History History
Maths Maths
Music Music
PE- Athletics, Dance, Games, Gymnastics, Outdoor Adventurous Activity PE
Phonics Phonics
PSHE and Relationship Education PSHE and Relationship Education
Reading Reading
Science Science
Writing Writing