Safeguarding Notice

Our school is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people. We expect all staff, visitors and volunteers to share this commitment.

If you have any concerns regarding the safeguarding of any of our pupils please contact one of our Designated safeguarding leads Mrs Jill Turner, Miss Carla Pilgrim, Ms Janine Harries, Miss Rebecca Smith

Our Child Protection and Safeguarding policies can be found here:
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Curriculum Intent

Vocabulary Builders - what are they?

As one of our curriculum drivers is communication, we aim to give our children the very best start when developing their vocabulary.


In all subjects, high quality texts are used to support learning throughout the curriculum, in addition to discrete reading sessions.


Each half term, teachers think carefully about the new vocabulary that they want children to learn. Then, they send out a vocabulary builder to all children. This goes home, so that children can practise their new words at home as well as at school. These are also on display in classes and regularly referred to by teachers during lessons. 


These can be found when you click on the year group pages in the 'learning' tab. 

Homework (Reception - Year 6)

Modern Foreign Languages are statutory for all children to be taught in KS2. Children at Heathlands started learning French for the first time in January 2021. Due to this delay, a staggered programme has been implemented to ensure that children move through a scheme designed to give them the skills and vocabulary to progress into the next level of their education. 

MFL (French) Rolling Programme

We are very fortunate at Heathlands Primary Academy and Pre-school. We have a lot of outdoor space, including our Forest School area - "The Spinney". 


In Pre-school, children have access to this area twice a week. They do lots of outdoor learning with Mr Whines, and have a great time getting muddy while they learn! Some of our older children have started to also explore this area. Sometimes they work with their class teachers, and sometimes they spend time with Miss Smith, who is a Level 3 qualified Forest School Leader and the children have the opportunity to learn all about teamwork, risk assessment and having fun by the campfire.