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A broad balanced Curriculum

We offer a curriculum at KS1 and KS2 which is balanced and broadly based which:

  • Promotes the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of pupils at the school and in society and..
  • Prepares pupils at the school for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life.

We follow recommended rollout schedule of the New National Curriculum with all year groups teaching the new NC by September 2015. More information about the new NC is available here

Each year group follows a curriculum map outlining when each unit for each subject should be taught.

We make provision for a daily act of collective worship and teach religious education to pupils.

Hambrough Primary School also makes provision for personal, social, health and economic education as well as citizenship drawing on good practice (PSHE & C).

At Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) our curriculum is based around seven areas of learning and development:

  • Communication and Language
  • Physical Development
  • Personal, Social and Emotional Development
  • Literacy
  • Mathematics
  • Understanding the World
  • Expressive arts and design



Collective Worship and Religious education

Hambrough Primary School has opted out of the requirement to follow a mainly Christian act of collective worship, in line with Ealing SACRE (Standing Advisory Council for Religious Education). Assemblies (both school and class) contribute to pupils’ spiritual, moral and cultural development. Non-contentious non-denominational themes and issues from a variety of faiths are selected with time for silent reflection. We follow the London Borough of Ealing agreed syllabus. We believe that it is the responsibility of the parents to educate their child in the ways of any particular religion/faith.

In school religious education is mainly part of cross-curricular topic work but it is also taught as a specific subject for study. There is no denominational partiality. Emphasis is placed largely on understanding, responding and valuing all religions. The school has a multi-faith approach within which ethical, moral issues are raised and all major festivals celebrated.

As part of religious education study children visit religious places of worship of all religions. This enables them to understand each other’s beliefs and not cause offence because of ignorance. Parents are encouraged to allow children to participate in all visits as these foster mutual understanding and respect. Parents have a right to withdraw their children from collective worship and religious studies. 

Literacy & Handwriting - Please read information the ENGLISH page

Reading Recovery

Image result for reading recoveryReading recovery is a school-based, short-term intervention designed for children aged five or six. Read more on the Reading Recovery page.

MATHS - Please read information the MATHS page

Numbers Count

We are an Every Child Count’s school. Read more and view videos of lessons, on the Numbers Count Page. 


The National Curriculum aims to ensure that children develop "scientific knowledge and conceptual understanding" The National Curriculum also states children should develop an understanding of "working scientifically". These two strands are the focus of planning and assessment in Science.

Download a copy of the Science KS1 Overview
Download a copy of the KS2 Overview


Geography helps pupils to make sense of their surroundings. We plan to give children first hand experience of their locality, moving on to study regional and world environments. Each year group in KS2 focuses their study on a specific continent and draws comparisons with UK geography. It is important for children to learn about the physical world and the human society in which they are growing up

Download a copy of the Geography Overview for Y1-Y6  


Pupils gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. At KS1 pupils will consider changes within living memory as well as those beyond living memory that are significant nationally or globally. They will study lives of significant individuals in the past who have contributed to national and international achievements.

Closer to home they will explore significant historical events, people and places in their own locality.

At KS2 children will continue to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history.

Specific topics taught can be seen in the curriculum map

Download a copy of the History Overview for Y1-Y6  

Music - More information on the MUSIC page

Children learn to sing, compose and appreciate music both as part of classroom activities and with our specialist music teacher. Year 4 all learn to play the guitar ad all children learn to use musical notation to record their work.

Additional provision is available to learn keyboard and join in the school choir.

Download a copy of the Music Overview  for Y1-Y6

Art & Design

Children are encouraged from an early age to experience a wide variety of creative work, craft and design. They will experience drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. They also learn about great artists, craft makers and designers past and present.

Download a copy of the Art  Overview for Y1-Y6

Physical Education (PE)

Physical Education includes indoor and outdoor games, athletics, gymnastics, swimming, dance and outdoor activities. Through physical education we at Hambrough aim to develop pupils’ skills, flexibility, stamina, strength, self-confidence, self-esteem, their concept of fair play and good sportsmanship 

We also aim to develop pupils’ understanding of the importance of physical activity in relation to a healthy lifestyles and the capacity to persevere and achieve success through engaging in competitive sports. Children are taught to express ideas in various forms and appreciate the aesthetic quality of movement.

Hambrough Primary School provides a balanced curriculum through which all essential aspects of physical education are experienced by all pupils of all abilities. There are also several after school sports clubs available.
Download a copy of the PE Long-Term Overview    


The core of the computing curriculum is computer science in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work, and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Children will explore abstraction, logic, algorithms and data representation. The school has a “Managed learning Environment”, DB Primary which provides resources through which children can develop these skills. The school uses interactive white boards and has laptops and PCs available for use by children.

Download a copy of the Computing Overview for Y1-Y6

Design Technology (DT)

The school is well equipped for DT with a generous supply of hand tools, a variety of materials and a well-equipped Home Economics room. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others' needs, wants and values.

Download a copy of the DT Overview for Y1-Y6         


Personal, Social, Health Education (PSHE)

The Ealing Scheme of Work for PSHE was updated in 2017 and the emphasis has been placed on three main themes which is taught progressively throughout the school;

  • Health and Wellbeing
  • Living in the Wider World
  • Relationships

Through these themes the children are able to develop skills in:

  • Active listening
  • Awareness of own needs
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Empathy
  • Making decisions and choices
  • Managing risk and personal safety
  • Resilience
  • Self-management
  • Self-reflection
  • Critical thinking
  • Affirming self and others
  • Analysing and evaluating situations
  • Communicating ideas and views to others
  • Drawing conclusions
  • Managing stress and pressure
  • Recalling and applying knowledge and skills
  • Recognising distorted thinking
  • Setting challenges and goals for self
  • Team working
  • Perception of how peers show feeling
  • Planning
  • Giving constructive feedback to others and using feedback
  • Recognising safe sources of support
  • Resolving conflict
  • Negotiation
  • Recognising need for peer approval

At Hambrough Primary School we believe that these essential skills will ensure the children become well balanced individuals suitably prepared for the outside world.

Download a copy of the PSHE Overview for Y1-Y6

Languages - SPANISH

Hola! Language study at Hambrough provides a balance of spoken and written languages and lays the foundation for further foreign language teaching at KS3. Pupils are provided with the opportunity to understand and communicate ideas, facts and feelings in speech and writing focused on familiar and routine matters. .

Download a copy of the Spanish Overview for Y3-Y6

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