We offer an exciting and challenging curriculum across all key stages strongly rooted in the National Curriculum. Using the Power of Reading ensures our pupils have access to high quality literature which provides a stimulus for varied and interesting writing opportunities every day. We pride ourselves on delivering high quality Maths lessons on a daily basis. We also offer a range of extra-curricular activities to support learning.
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At The William Hogarth School, we believe reading lies at the heart of all learning. We have a systematic approach to teaching reading in the Early Years and Key Stage 1 where we use Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc Phonics to support children's secure acquisition of the fundamental building blocks for reading. Further information on Ruth Miskin's Read Write Inc programme can be accessed via the buttons and links below.
At The William Hogarth we use White Rose Maths to influence the classroom teaching. White Rose focus upon presenting children with reasoning and problem solving mathematics as frequently as possible. Teachers shall use a range of resources and tasks to ensure that the children engage with Maths in as many different ways as possible and build their independence and confidence within the subject.
Pixl, which is an excellent resource for analysis and accelerated progress, shall also be used across the school, most heavily in Year 2 and Year 6 to track progress and identify opportunities for targeted learning to make sure that a students develop their abilities and confidence.
To aide this progress, encourage your children to practice their times tables and basic numeracy at every possible opportunity!
Building on the success of last year's Science, William Hogarth is introducing Empiribox in 2019. Empiribox focuses on developing key scientific and analytical skills in children and strives to ensure that all students learn the scientific method, along with the independence and ability to formulate, conduct and report upon their own experiments and research. The company offers excellent practical resources and lab-grade equipment which guarantees that students have an exciting, interesting and memorable Science curriculum.
For Autumn term, KS2 are focussing on the topic of sound and how to plan research and experimentation whilst KS1 are looking at the properties of materials.
Humanities (History and Geography)
History and Geography subjects are taught alternately so that all children cover one history and one geography topic each term.
In Key Stage 1, children follow the Cornerstones Maestro programme of study, where they develop an awareness of the past. They study historical people and events that have shaped our world and begin to be aware of the chronology of past events. These skills are further developed in Key Stage 2.
In Key Stage 2, children follow the Reach Out programme of study which seeks to give pupils a solid foundation and broad overview in some of the most important periods, events and themes in British and world history. Pupils gain a strong grounding in British history, taught chronologically from the first settlements (Prehistoric Britain) through Roman Britain, the Vikings, Anglo Saxons, the medieval period (Medieval Monarchs) and up to the Industrial Revolution and touching on Britain during the two World Wars. While studying these periods the units explore themes of change and continuity, perspective and power.
For Year 3, the unit on Ancient Greece, looks at power and its legitimacy; whilst the Shang Dynasty gives insight into the progress and achievements in China at a time when there was much less occurring in Europe. Looking at the Middle East in Year 5, pupils gain an insight and an overview of the history of this vitally important region and the reasons for the intractable problems faced today. The Benin Kingdom meanwhile, challenges ideas of Africa as it celebrates a highly successful civilisation while introducing the slave trade.
Finally, in Year 6, children spend time looking at Civil Rights and Twentieth Century Conflict. With the knowledge and skills that are explicitly taught throughout the programme, including perspective and interpretation, we hope the children at The William Hogarth School gain a passion for history and go on to study it at secondary school and beyond.
In Key Stage 1, children study the Cornerstones Maestro programme of study, where they develop knowledge about the world, the United Kingdom and their locality including a specific topic in Year 2 on Chiswick. Children will begin to use geographical vocabulary and skills, that are further developed in Key stage 2.
In Key Stage 2, children follow the Reach Out programme of study. The curriculum incorporates fundamental geographical knowledge and skills, allowing pupils to build on a firm foundation in future years. An introduction to settlements (Villages, Towns and Cities), tectonic processes and hydrological and climatic processes (Mountains, Volcanoes and Earthquakes), introduce Year 3 pupils to concepts, vocabulary and knowledge that is capitalised on in subsequent years, laying important foundations of much of their future geographical learning. When pupils study Migration in Year 4, they will utilise their knowledge of settlement types in order to deepen their understanding of migration patterns. This knowledge and understanding support their comprehension of why communities develop around areas of rich natural resources, and how slums (Slums - Europe) develop.
The Natural Resources unit also in Year 4, then feeds into the Year 5 unit on Energy and Sustainability, by supporting pupils’ understanding of where energy comes from and how greater sustainability can be achieved. The Year 6 units on Population and Globalisation draw on themes that have been explored throughout KS2, so pupils are really able to approach these complex topics with a great depth and breadth of knowledge. The Rivers unit in Year 4 follows on from the Water, Weather and Climate studied in Year 3, and pupils then continue to build on this knowledge of physical processes through the Biomes unit (Y5).
Finally, a Local Fieldwork unit is in Year 6, so that pupils are exposed to geographical research, giving them the chance to capitalise on their geographical knowledge and their greater maturity.
The William Hogarth School is a community school which celebrates different festivals and religions through our Festival Assemblies on Wednesday mornings. We welcome parents and carers to attend these assemblies to celebrate the different cultures and communities we have in school as well as in our wider community.
For the teaching and learning of Religious Education we use Discovery RE. Discovery RE adopts an enquiry-based approach to teaching and learning. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given new treatment each year, developing the learning in a progressive way. Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism are also covered.
Using an enquiry-based model develops children’s critical thinking skills and their motivation to learning is increased. Their knowledge and understanding of, and empathy with people and their beliefs, religious or otherwise, is enhanced. This approach takes very seriously the philosophy that children are free to make their own choices and decisions concerning religion and belief. RE does not try to persuade but rather to inform and develop the skills with which evaluation can take place.
There is four step enquiry approach with Discovery RE:
Engagement: a key question is explored
Investigation: learning subject knowledge (the factual base of the religion) an enquiry line into the key question
Evaluation: draws together the children’s learning and their conclusions
Expression: a reflection on their own starting point and refers back to the key question
There are three main aims through the teaching and learning of RE at The William Hogarth:
· Know about and understand a range of religions and worldviews
· Express ideas and insights about the nature, significance and impact of religions and worldviews
· Gain and deploy the skills needed to engage seriously with religions and worldviews
These aims will help children explain and analyse beliefs and practices; pose questions; and enquire into what enables different individuals and communities to live together respectfully and for the wellbeing of all.
The William Hogarth Primary school is committed to providing opportunities for all pupils to lead an active and healthy lifestyle. We offer a range of sports for pupils to participate in the curriculum and we also encourage participation in extra-curricular activities. The majority of the sport premium is being used to buy into the enhanced package of the Hounslow school sport partnership (Sport Impact). This provides staff with subject specific CPD in sports including tennis, rugby and football. The partnership links the school to provide access to competitions and organises an annual programme to allow pupils to participate in competitive sport.
At The William Hogarth school sport is encouraged through extra-curricular activities taking place after school. Activities offered include Football, Street Dance, Martial Arts, Tennis, Table Tennis, Netball, Yoga and Acrobatics. Every pupil has a chance to take part in a club if they wish.
The PE and sport premium has increased teacher confidence and pupil involvement. Our focus is to raise pupils’ achievement and develop a healthy lifestyle mind set which is linked closely with our character curriculum. This is evident in cross curricular activities that take place where we encourage our children to lead healthy lifestyles.
Swimming and water safety is a vital part of the National curriculum. At the William Hogarth School we are partnered with New Chiswick Pool on Edensor Road and we run swimming lessons throughout the year for children in years 5 and 6.
The Department of Education requires that all schools provide swimming instruction either in key stage 1 or key stage 2. In particular, pupils should be taught to swim competently, confidently and proficiently over of at least 25 metres, use a range of strokes effectively and perform safe self-rescue in different water-based situations. 60% of our year 6 pupils meet the National Curriculum requirement.
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Children have many opportunities to play table tennis at The William Hogarth school. We are lucky to have West London Ping in school every Wednesday as well as outdoor tables that the children can access at break and lunchtimes. West London Ping have helped many of our students improve their play and we have competed and won several competitions against other schools.
At the William Hogarth School we are fortunate to have the ball park, a spacious area that is open all year round. The children are able to practice their tennis skills during PE sessions and we often have tennis coaches visit and teach our children from Will to Win in Chiswick House and Gardens. Please see https://www.willtowin.co.uk/schools/ for more information about tennis in schools.
Modern Foreign Language
In 2018 the children and staff at The William Hogarth School voted to make Spanish their modern foreign language. Spanish is taught once a week across Key Stage 2 and gives our children the opportunity to experience another language and culture. We use the iLanguages programme of study to teach the children basic conversation, vocabulary and grammatical structures. We want to give our children a good foundation of Spanish so that they are equipped for future language study, work and travel.
KS2 Framework objectives studied
Greetings and Spanish culture
Numbers and plurals
Connectives and simple sentences
Gender in language
Word order of adjectives
Word order and opinions
Definite (el,le,los, las) and indefinite articles (un,una)
The connective ‘pero’
Days of the week
Listen and respond to rhymes, stories and songs.
Listen attentively and understand instructions.
Imitate pronunciation of words.
Hear main word classes.
Play games to aid memorisation.
Recognise and respond to sound patterns and words.
Identify specific sounds, phonemes and words.
Recognise some familiar words in written form.
Compare the language with English.
Recognise how sounds are represented in written form.
Recognise that languages describe familiar things differently.
Write new words.
Experiment with the writing of simple words.
Identify social conventions in other cultures.
Use the context of what they see / read to determine some of the meaning.
Perform communicative tasks sentences.