At Hunmanby Primary School our pupils’ personal development is at the heart of everything we do. Our curriculum extends beyond the academic and supports our children to acquire the knowledge, understanding and skills they need to manage their lives, now and in the future. We carefully plan ‘paths’ of activities, events and lessons that enable all children to achieve our aims. 

By the end of Early Years Foundation Stage we aim for all pupils to…

  • understand what it means to be a Hunmanby pupil and the rules we follow,
  • be willing to try new experiences and always have a positive attitude,
  • develop an awareness of the world around them,
  • know who keeps them safe in the community,
  • celebrate people’s similarities and differences,
  • develop a love of learning,
  • and be independent and prepared for KS1.

By the end of Key Stage 2 we aim for all pupils to…

  • understand their rights as a child,
  • be organised and independent to problem solve,
  • know how to keep themselves safe out of school and identify risks in the local area,
  • recognise the importance of belonging and have a community spirit,
  • talk about why they respect all cultures,
  • to be able to talk about different genres of books,
  • and be prepared for Key Stage 3.

Keeping healthy

We ensure all children know how to eat healthily. Our 3-week menu from NYC offers our pupils a variety of healthy meals to choose from.

We encourage all pupils to maintain an active lifestyle. Alongside the P.E curriculum, children do The Daily Mile, join sports teams, attend after school clubs, take part in Bikeability events, attend swimming lessons and compete in annual sports days. 

Pupils’ wellbeing is considered within all areas of our curriculum and is visible within the learning environment. Mental health is also promoted through stories, circle time, whole school assemblies, Happy Minds class assemblies and events such as ‘Children’s Mental Health Week.

Our RSE curriculum ensures pupils have an age-appropriate understanding of relationships and the 9 Protected Characteristics.

Staying Safe

We actively teach the contextual safeguarding concerns (Road Safety, Online Safety and the Dangers of Vaping) for our pupils and parents, to ensure they know how to stay safe through lessons, assemblies, workshops, Newsletters, the school website and events.

We take E-Safety very seriously and integrate this into all areas of Computing being taught within school, so that children can see the real life dangers involved with using digital devices.

All pupils are encouraged and frequently reminded, to speak to a trusted adult when they have concerns or worries.

British Values

The British Values are taught, promoted and reinforced regularly in a variety of ways: lessons, weekly assemblies, through school council and celebrations.

We have developed a school culture that promotes diversity in our classrooms. We understand that each pupil brings unique experiences, strengths and ideas and the exploration and incorporation of these differences enriches our learning. We use stories, resources and teaching materials that celebrate different religions, cultures and disabilities. We also hold assemblies and themed events where all children learn about and discuss a particular focus.

Rich Experiences

We consider pupils’ cultural capital through all aspects of Hunmanby Primary School life.

We ensure all classes take part in educational visits to bring their topics to life as a ‘Memorable Experiences’. These include working historical museums/experiences, farms and education centres.

We often have visitors into the school to inspire pupils. These include the police, the NHS, dental nurses, local Borough Councillors, The local Library, charity workers (Filey Lions) and faith leaders.

We nurture and develop pupils’ talents and interests through our bespoke curriculum, extra-curricular activities, STEM opportunities with our Amateur Radio station and Digital Leaders  and celebration assemblies.

Responsible Citizens

We give pupils’ extra responsibilities and ensure they understand how important and appreciated their role in our school is. These include the Eco Team, School Councillors, and Play Leaders.

We support the local and wider community by raising money for charities, collecting donations for food banks and working closely with the local Hunmanby community.

We encourage pupils to look after the environment through Science and Geography lessons, supporting staff to keep the school grounds clean and tidy, growing produce in our polytunnel and allotments and developing re-wilding areas.

Developing Character

In addition to the above, to support pupils in building the character skills they will need, we;

Ensure all pupils display positive behaviour through our ‘Golden Rules’

Deliver RSE lessons that explore feelings and emotions and provide our pupils with strategies to manage them.

Teach pupils life skills such as cooking, and being responsible with money through tuck shop and fund raising, and take part in workshops and visits such as ‘Crucial Crew’ and NSPCC Speak Out, Stay Safe to support this.

Provide positive role models for all children: the school staff, students in school, visitors from The Filey Lions, Borough Councillors and police officers.

Provide challenge in lessons and problem solving activities that build pupils’ resilience.

Support children to take part in competitions and games (eg. weekly Chess Club), developing skills such as team work, team spirit, discipline and determination.

Ensure that Hunmanby Primary is a place pupils feel safe and cared for and that they understand bullying is never tolerated and a trusted adult is always available to talk to.

At an age appropriate level, we actively teach the 9 Protected Characteristics. Our pupils, especially the School Council as ambassadors for the school, understand that these are protected by law within the Equalities Act of 2010 and that discrimination should never be tolerated.

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Our Equality Objectives to achieve by 2026

1. To provide our pupils with experiences of communities that contrast with their local area.

  • We will actively promote visits to community and religious centres in a wide variety of settings
  • To re-establish a relationship with a school in a contrasting setting.

2. To develop working groups of pupils, parents and staff to promote the equality agenda within school and across the community.

  • Staff training around Equity, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) to inform them of approaches to it’s active promotion.
  • At least one working group involving all stakeholders is set up to promote EDI.

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Can you see the difference between Equality and Equity?