Curriculum Classes

At Frederick Holmes School our curriculum is based on termly whole-school themes. Each class in Primary and Secondary then follow related topics.

The Primary School at Frederick Holmes offers pupils a high standard of learning and maximum opportunity to progress. The curriculum is delivered in topic themes, with a different topic each term. Pupils are divided into class groups according to their cognitive development so that learning can be pitched at the right level for individual and group work.

Currently there are three Key Stage 2 classes, two of which are higher functioning. Our KS1 pupils continue to follow the EYFS. The broad and balanced curriculum delivered is based upon the national recommendations for all pupils within Key Stage 1 and 2 and the Frederick Holmes Creative Curriculum themes; with learning tasks differentiated to meet individual need and interests.

In the Secondary School, the pupils continue to follow the whole school thematic approach to the National Curriculum. Pupils are taught in mixed ability classes based on their age for foundation subjects, including; history, geography, science, Personal Social Health Education (PSHE) and RE.

Students are grouped based on ability for English and Maths to enable them to receive a more personalised curriculum. Our secondary students also have access to our independent living and food technology spaces to begin to encourage and support the development of independent functional living skills.

Physical Education and swimming sessions continue to take place to support our young people with their physical development and we offer competitive opportunities in sports such as swimming and Boccia.

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