Hawford offers a curriculum which is broad and based on our view that children in the primary years should experience a range of subjects and activities.
We aim to ensure that they leave Hawford with a firm grasp of literacy and numeracy in order to be able to achieve the best possible results in our Senior School. We want children to enjoy their learning and to develop a love of learning and a desire to know more.
We firmly believe that children learn best when they discover for themselves. We want our children to ask 'how?' and 'why?' and to learn to work together as well as independently.
The wide activities programme adds greatly to our curricular delivery and we encourage all children to take a full and active part in all of our school activities.
Subject specialists combine with primary teachers to deliver a dynamic, broad and balanced curriculum. There are specialist classrooms for Science, History, Geography, ICT and Art and Design, and the school has a well-stocked library. Our new Music School provides us with additional space for our expanding Music department. We offer a wide range of musical instrument tuition in wind, string, brass and piano.
Further Curriculum information
In addition to our curriculum activities, we have a number of events during the year that enrich our offering. We see these as important occasions when the school can come together in celebration to mark a particular event or day. An example of this is our annual Pancake Day race, which sees all of the children, staff (and parents brave enough to give it a go!) race around the playground, flipping pancakes at each corner. Pictures of this event can be viewed on the linked page.
Other such occasions are our French Day, which builds upon our foreign language teaching and our Science and Arts Weeks where children enjoy various activities throughout the week.
These events develop upon our belief that we all learn more effectively when we experience real events. If we are not able to travel back in time or across to a foreign land, what better way to create a real learning experience than bring it to Hawford.