Honeywell School

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The New Primary Curriculum was introduced in September 2014. It provided a robust framework for the children’s learning as well as giving the schools the flexibility to manage their own curriculum. 

Children move into Year 3 in the September after their 7th birthday when they start Key Stage 2. The National Curriculum (which can be seen here) and other subjects that they learn are similar to those learnt in at Key Stage 1. The differences are as follows;

 MFL (French is taught throughout the school)
Swimming (part of the PE curriculum) is taught in Years 3,4 and 5
Recorder (part of the Music curriculum) is taught is Year 3


A full list of all the subjects taught as part of the school’s curriculum can be seen below:”

  • Art & Design
  • Design & Technology
  • English
  • Geography
  • History
  • Computing
  • Mathematics
  • Music
  • Physical Education
  • Science
  • Modern Foreign Language (from Year 3)
  • Religious Education

Other subjects which are included in the syllabus are:

  • Personal, Social, Health & Citizenship Education
  • Sex & Relationships Education

In addition, there is the opportunity to take instrumental lessons in flute, trumpet, cello, violin, piano and guitar after school. All children learn the recorder in Year 3.

Learning becomes more sustained and formally structured throughout Key Stage 2, but we still ensure children take part in lots of practical work and that the curriculum retains its creativity and excitement. There are lots of visits in Key Stage 2, including a week’s residential trip to the Isle of Wight in Year 6.

In Key Stage 2 children have one playtime in the morning and in the afternoon with a longer lunch break. Children attend assembly every morning, where moral and topical themes are explored and school values reinforced. Children also have the opportunity to present their work in an Achievement Assembly each week.

To find out more about the Junior curriculum please speak to Rachel Mitchell.