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Heartwood CE VC Primary and Nursery School
Learn to Love – Love to Learn!

Heartwood Curriculum

Making a Difference

A Memorable Curriculum 

Please note: due to the potential impact from the COVID-19 school closures, we are currently delivering a recovery curriculum, with the aim to get the planned curriculum back in place by Summer 2021. 


At Heartwood, we nurture and grow hearts and minds, today, tomorrow and for life. 

Providing a rich variety of experiences so that all pupils are able to flourish and discover their unique strengths and talents in a safe environment. 



Through our Christian values we grow hearts that Make a Difference. 

Courageous hearts that take responsibility and take social action for change, 

Open hearts that respect everyone and build friendships,

Responsible hearts that protect and admire God's creatures and nature, 

Thoughtful hearts that serve the community, 

Strong hearts that can manage conflict, 

Interconnected hearts that create global citzens,

Warm hearts that are compassionate and caring. 


Through our curriculum, we grow holistic minds. 

Curious minds with a thirst for knowledge, 

Resilient minds that never give up, 

Inquisitive minds that question, challenge and respect other points of view, 

Skilful minds that are prepared for the next stage in life, 

Readers who read to fill their minds with a deep understanding of the world around them, 

Artistic minds that can express through creativity,  

Safe minds that have the knowledge and skills to protect themselves,

Responsible minds that always want to Make a Difference locally and globally


At Heartwood, we grow hearts and minds to enable every child to flourish, enjoying a life filled with meaning and purpose, underpinned by the Christian values, a love of learning and an eagerness to make the world a better place. 

‘Live life in all its fullness’ (John 10:10)


At Heartwood CE VC Primary and Nursery School we offer a broad and balanced curriculum which enriches the children's vocabulary, knowledge and skills through fun experiences and hands on learning. Our curriculum is influenced by the principles and values of the Swedish curriculum, equipping our children with life skills and a love of the outdoors. 


We have the '78 of the things that children at Heartwood Primary experience before they are 12' which enhances our curriculum offer and gives our children a wealth of experiences, skills and vocabulary. 


Find information about our curriculum subjects here. If you require any further information regarding the curriculum we follow please email or call the school Office and ask for Mrs McMillen.


At Heartwood, promoting diversity is an extremely important value.

We are proud to be part of the Norfolk Diocese Equality, Diversity and Inclusion working party group.

We are aware that our Primary school consists predominantly of white British pupils. Their day-to-day experiences do not expose them to a very broad cultural background. One of our areas for improvement is to help children learn more about the customs and beliefs of the many different communities in our own country and to develop the core values of acceptance and respect. Conversations with and between children demonstrate a lack of awareness of diversity at times – we want to change this and to challenge stereotypical views.


At Heartwood, diversity is celebrated throughout as many curriculum areas as possible and we are constantly seeking opportunities to extend this further. Our aim is to provide as many opportunities as possible in order for our children to widen and enrich their understanding and acceptance of different cultures.  

We are conscious that diversity is not an add on thing. Our books, resources and toys reflect a wide range of cultures and diversities. Celebrations of key black influencers, both male and female are carefully planned throughout the school curriculum. 

What will the children be learning each half term?

Promoting Fundamental British Values

In accordance with The Department for Education we aim to actively promote British values in schools to ensure young people leave school prepared for life in modern Britain. Pupils are encouraged to regard people of all faiths, races and cultures with respect and tolerance and understand that while different people may hold different views about what is "right" and "wrong", all people living in England are subject to its law.

The Key Values are:

  • democracy
  • rule of law
  • individual liberty
  • mutual respect
  • tolerance of those of different faiths and beliefs