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Hill View Infant Academy

Believe and Achieve

We are currently revising our school curriculum as part of 2017-18 School Development Plan. The person responsible is Mrs  Scott who can be contacted via the school office 

The curriculum at Hill View

At Hill View Infant Academy children are given support and challenge in their work and we ensure high expectations for their behaviour.  Diversity, effort, achievement and care for others will all be encouraged, recognised and celebrated. 

Children love to play, explore, ask questions, imagine, try out new things, and become good at new skills - consequently they are always learning! In school our task is to structure their experience so that they learn as much as possible in key areas, and take part in a broad and varied programme of learning activities, which reflects the richness and diversity of both the human and natural world. We also aim to promote British values and so our curriculum is underpinned by this, alongside spiritual, moral, social and cultural development so that we develop the whole child.

We value the importance of parents and carers involvement in the education of their children. We hope that the information on our website gives you an insight into and clear understanding of teaching and learning at Hill View Infant Academy.

We teach French to all children from Reception to Year 2 in a set lesson weekly. Children receive this lesson from our specialist French teacher. To find out more about this click here


Our curriculum is adapted to meet the needs of the National Curriculum 2014.

Throughout EYFS (Nursery and Reception) everyone works hard to develop each child's capacity to learn, helping them to make good progress and develop excellent attitudes.

Characteristics of Effective Learning   




  • Read Write Inc

We use the programme Read Write Inc to teach phonics and reading in school. Please go to Read Write Inc link to learn more. The how to help your child at home link should also be useful!




  •  Key Stage 1 Core Subjects


We teach handwriting from Nursery onwards and use the following letter formations: Handwriting Scheme

Changes for 2018 'End of Key Assessments'



Year 1 Maths Programme of Study

Year 2 Maths Programme of Study

Key features of the mastery approach at Hill View

Maths Curriculum at Hill View



In both English and Maths we are assessed using the 'Teacher Assessment Framework' document from the standards and testing agency. This helps form our end of year assessment judgements.



 To find out about how we plan for foundation subjects click here.
British Values at Hill View Infant Academy
Our school curriculum is enquiry led and responds to the needs, interests and demands of the New National Curriculum 2014.
With this in mind, we offer a broad range of curriculum enhancements across the year.
Long Term themes in school incorporate SMSC and British School Values.
As a school we have a duty to "‘actively promote’ the fundamental British values of democracy, the rule of law, individual liberty, and mutual respect and tolerance of those with different faiths and beliefs."
We follow the Government guidance on Bristish Values.
At Hill View Infant School we teach British Values through half termly themes that link to our school SMSC themes.These are differentiated according to the age and ability of the child and show progress across school.