Curriculum

Please open the attachments below to find out about the knowledge rich curriculum being taught at Stone Hill School. This reflects our intention to ensure we meet the individual needs of all our pupils.

Our Lower School (Key Stages 1 and 2) curriculum builds knowledge and skills through the creation of experiences that take into consideration individual need and development stages.
In Key Stages 1 and 2, we teach a broad and balanced curriculum, following a thematic approach based around a new, exciting and engaging topic every half term. We plan for, and provide, a range of play-based learning activities to help our pupils progress in all aspects of the curriculum. Learning through play enables our pupils to develop critical thinking skills, develop their language abilities, expand their range of knowledge and increase their social and emotional awareness.
The curriculum is underpinned by Learning Behaviours, which are the vital personal, social, emotional and thinking skills that our pupils develop as they progress through school. Learning behaviours are explicit across the curriculum and are made engaging for pupils through existing aspects of work to enable them to achieve their full potential.
Some pupils in Key Stage 1 and 2 follow a highly individualised curriculum based on personalised holistic targets that are measured in line with the EYFS. Work is planned in line with our curriculum but ensures that each child can make progress from their starting points. We use a very creative approach to learning so that the pupils are engaged and motivated, and so that learning is fun and active. All personalised programmes ensure that pupils’ emotional, sensory and physical needs are fully met.
Our curriculum ensures that all our pupils are prepared for the transition to Upper School.
In Key Stage 3, pupils have the opportunity to take part in residential visits, helping to prepare them for the Duke of Edinburgh Award in Year 9. In preparation, pupils progressively learn skills to develop independence, teamwork, resilience and reflective practice.

On Fridays in Key Stage 3, pupils engage in a wide range of learning opportunities through STEAM focused projects. Each half term we promote a specific learning behaviour which drives the ethos of the project. Teachers create exciting stimuli for learning through topic-based trips, ensuring that cross curricular learning is key. Pupils will learn about careers, employability and enterprise, gaining fundamental knowledge in preparation for Key Stage 4 when they will complete the Princes Trust Award and a work experience placement.

In KS4, Friday mornings are dedicated to personal development. Pupils engage with their learning in and out of school, developing independence, and skills for employability and life. It is vital that pupils learn in engaging environments that make learning enjoyable. To reinforce understanding and stimulate learning, topical visits are planned and inspirational visitors invited into school. Pupils thrive on their experiences at the school allotment which is used to deliver aspects of the Prince’s Trust Award and ASDAN. Independence and teamwork skills are encouraged and taught, allowing pupils to independently reflect on and improve their personal skills.

Our Stepping Out programme is intrinsic to our pupils learning skills for life. This includes how to manage a home, as well as pupils planning and preparing journeys to areas around Doncaster using public transport. Shopping, financial and journeying tasks are set up to further enhance their learning experiences.

Pupils are given the opportunity to choose one qualification they would like to study. They can choose from a range of subjects ranging from media to gardening. This option runs for eight weeks. During this time, pupils work with their peers who have opted for the same qualification, giving them the opportunity to work in teams and further develop learning behaviours needed for life beyond school.

Curriculum Rationale – Please click here

English Curriculum –  KS1/KS2:

Please click here for Year 3 – GPS
Please click here for Year 4 – GPS
Please click here for Year 5 – GPS
Please click here for Year 6 – GPS

Please click here for Year 3 – Reading
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Please click here for Year 5 – Reading
Please click here for Year 6 – Reading

Please click here for Year 3 – Writing
Please click here for Year 4 – Writing
Please click here for Year 5 – Writing
Please click here for Year 6 – Writing

English Curriculum – KS3/KS4:

Please click here for Year 7 – GPS
Please click here for Year 8 – GPS

Please click here for Year 9 – Spoken Language
Please click here for Year 10 – Spoken Language

Please click here for Year 7 – Reading
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Please click here for Year 7 – Writing
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Maths Curriculum:

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Please click here for Year 7 -8
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Please click here for Year 11

Maths Curriculum Functional Skills:

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Please click here for Year 11

Science Curriculum:

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Please click here for Year 7
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Please click here for Year 9
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Please click here for Year 11

Computing Curriculum:

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Humanities Curriculum:

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Health and Wellbeing:

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Please click here for Level 4

SMSC:

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MFL Curriculum: 

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Technology Curriculum:

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Please click here for Year 7
Please click here for Year 8
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Please click here for Year 11

Food Technology Curriculum:

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Please click here for Year 8
Please click here for Year 9
Please click here for Year 10 (non qualification)
Please click here for Year 10 (BTec qualification)
Please click here for Year 11 (non qualification)
Please click here for Year 11 (BTec qualification)

Physical Education Curriculum:

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Please click here for Year 4 – 5
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Please click here for Year 7
Please click here for Year 8
Please click here for Year 9
Please click here for Year 10 -11

Religious Education Curriculum:

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Please click here for Year 9
Please click here for Year 10

Arts Curriculum:

Please click here for Year 3 – 4
Please click here for Year 5 – 6
Please click here for Year 7
Please click here for Year 8 (Explore Arts Award)
Please click here for Year 9/10 (Bronze Arts Award)

Music Curriculum:

Please click here for Year 1 – 3
Please click here for Year 4
Please click here for Year 5
Please click here for Year 6
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Please click here for Year 8
Please click here for Year 9

Career, Employability and Enterprise Curriculum:

Please click here for KS1 & KS2
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Please click here for KS4

Outdoor Learning:

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Please click here for Year 9
Please click here for Year 10
Please click here for Year 11

Assemblies:

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SESSION TIMES

The following times apply Monday – Thursday: Lower School 8.45 – 8.55 Breakfast 8.55 – 9.05 Registration 9.05 – 10.40 Session 1 10.40 – 10.55 Break 10.55 – 12.00 Session 2 12.00 – 1.00 Lunch 1.00 – 2.00 Session 3 2.00 – 3.10 Session 4 3.10 – 3.15 Tutor Time

Upper School 8.45 – 8.55 Breakfast 8.55 – 9.05 Registration 9.05 – 9.50 Session 1 9.50 – 10.40 Session 2 10.40 – 10.55 Break 10.55 – 11.40 Session 3 11.40 – 12.30 Session 4 12.30 – 1.30 Lunch 1.30 – 2.20 Session 5 2.20 – 3.15 Session 6 3.15 – 3.20 Tutor Time

Friday afternoons we have a celebration assembly at 2 p.m. the school day ends for pupils at 2.30 p.m.

At Stone Hill School we believe that every pupil should have access to maximum curricular opportunities, within the context of their special need.  To achieve this, our aim in planning is to offer a broad, balanced, relevant and differentiated curriculum, taking account of all statutory requirements and modified to meet their SEN, ensuring entitlement and facilitating inclusion.  We aim to create a climate of success by celebrating achievement and promoting and rewarding positive behaviour.  By these means, we aim to foster independence and social skills in our pupils so that when they need help they will know who to ask, how to ask and have the confidence and ability to ask. Within the curriculum Stone Hill School pupils are set challenging targets, which are Specific, Measurable, Achievable Relevant and Time related (SMART).  In aiming towards these targets, pupils will participate in a wide range of learning activities appropriate to their level of need.  As an integral part of the curriculum, our pupils will also take part in educational, spiritual, cultural and social experiences shared with the wider community on many occasions throughout their school life.  On leaving school at the end of KS4, our pupils will have gained nationally recognised accreditation. Curriculum provision also includes the following:

  • Swimming is offered to pupils up to the end of Year 7.
  • RE is delivered in line with the Doncaster agreed syllabus.  Whole school daily worship is in place in the form of ‘thought for the week’.
  • SMSC and Citizenship are offered to all pupils.
  • Enrichment activities, including out of school visits, residentials, visiting theatre groups, circus skills, horse riding, a variety of sporting activities and a host of other events and activities.
  • As part of PSHCE, breakfast is available every morning, offering a range of healthy cereals, toast and juice or milk.
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