The Curriculum
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Herons Dale Primary School’s curriculum is tailor-made to the needs of our pupils, based on the building blocks of: National Curriculum Early Years Foundation Stage Curriculum Equals (a commercially produced curriculum devised for children with learning difficulties) ImPACTS (a curriculum … Read More

Mindfulness and Wellbeing
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All classes start the day off with a nurture hour. This involves checking in and seeing how they are all feeling, offering breakfast, completing sensory diets and any needs that need to be met before learning can start. It is … Read More

Cookery
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Our cookery curriculum is structured using our science, DT and life skills curriculums.  All classes take part in cooking and cook a variety of sweet and savoury dishes. This is taught with cross curricular opportunities such as reading, maths and … Read More

Enhanced Curriculum
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Working alongside these areas of learning and curriculums we have an enhanced curriculum, and this consists of the following

Beach School
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Beach school is a fun and exciting way to get in touch with nature and to gain a greater understanding of the world around us. It is known that ‘working’ outdoors helps to improve children’s confidence, self-esteem, communication skills and … Read More

Forest School
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The ethos of Forest school is based on a fundamental respect for children and young people and their capacity to investigate, test and maintain curiosity in the world around them. Forest school is based more on the process of learning … Read More

ICT
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In our ever changing world, it is important to us at Herons Dale that we are fully preparing our learners for the skills that they may need to access the technology of the future, using the technology of today.  Online … Read More

Physical Development
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Within our school, P.E takes place on a daily basis in different forms, which are delivered predominantly by the class teacher and is enriched through a daily ‘active mile’, through sensory support, swimming, and intervention work as well as access … Read More

Science
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At Herons Dale, science is a multi-sensory and exciting subject taught using the expertise of our teachers in eliciting maximum engagement from our pupils. A rolling 4 year topic cycle ensure that teaching and learning has breadth and balance across … Read More

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