Curriculum

Enhanced Curriculum

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The final tenant of our curriculum offer is the HHS Enhanced Curriculum.  Our wide-ranging enrichment and extra-curricular programme allows our pupils to develop their passions and interests, as well as gain confidence and self-belief.

Enrichment at HHS forms part of the school day. Each pupil has a choice of enrichment options to sign up to each term, including: Sport, Dance, Technology, Creative Writing and Journalism, Music, Art, Drama, Coding and Languages. Additional clubs, such as Homework and Debating, will also be timetabled.  

Regular trips and visits make the most of museums, universities and all that the cities of Leeds, York and Newcastle have to offer. There are opportunities to participate in outdoor pursuits to build confidence and leadership skills via CARES Bushcraft and the Duke of Edinburgh Award Scheme. Pupils have access to NSAT events such as: Spelling Bees, Debating competitions, Maths challenges and Sports days. Pupils can also participate in our annual shows, music concerts, the school choir or take up instruments.

Various facets of the ‘enrichment curriculum’:

  1. x2 Enrichment Sessions per week
  2. Assemblies
  3. Tutor Time Programme
  4. CARES Programme
  5. Life@HHS
  6. Drop Down Days
  7. Educational Visits & Trips
  8. Guest Speakers
  9. Charitable Work

Tutor Time Morning Programme*

Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Schedule Theme of the Week Reading Programme Ways to Wellbeing Team Time Standards/
Attendance
Values Assembly

*Rotates on a timetable


Values Assembly

Pupils have a weekly assembly that gives them the opportunity to explore one of the core CARES values on a half-termly basis. Key messages, current affairs, and inspirational talks will be the focus during these assemblies.

HHS Cares - Thematic Overview


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DEAR

Our mission in school through our Drop Everything And Read programme is to instil a love of reading in our students to support them in extending their learning and cultural experiences beyond their academic curriculum. We aim to empower our students and build their confidence in reading to equip them with the literacy skills they need now in school and later in life.

Download our Introduction to DEAR Infographic

Our Year 7 and 8 students participate in DEAR lessons on a rolling weekly basis. Here is our curriculum calendar for this term. 

Year 7

Date Lesson Reading Focus
Mon 4th Oct 1 Ice Monster Extract 1
Mon 11th Oct 2 The Boy At The Back Of The Class Extract 1
Mon 18th Oct 3 The Falcon’s Malteser Extract 1
Mon 1st Nov 4 Dog Zombie Rules Extract 1
Mon 8th Nov 5 Witch Watch Extract 1
Tue 16th Nov 1 Ice Monster Extract 2
Tue 23rd Nov 2 The Boy At The Back Of The Class Extract 2
Tue 30th Nov 3 The Falcon’s Malteser Extract 2
Tue 7th Dec 4 Dog Zombie Rules Extract 2
Tue 14th Dec 5 Witch Watch Extract 2

Year 8

Date Lesson Reading Focus
Mon 4th Oct 1 Boy 87 Extract 1
Mon 11th Oct 2 Around The World In 80 Days Extract 1
Mon 18th Oct 3 The House With Chicken Legs Extract 1
Mon 1st Nov 4 Colour Of The Sun Extract 1
Mon 8th Nov 5 Where The World Ends Extract 1
Tue 16th Nov 1 Boy 87 Extract 2
Tue 23rd Nov 2 Around The World In 80 Days Extract 2
Tue 30th Nov 3 The House With Chicken Legs Extract 2
Tue 7th Dec 4 Colour Of The Sun Extract 2
Tue 14th Dec 5 Where The World Ends Extract 2

 
Our students read and explore excerpts from these texts with their teachers and peers. Please see an example lesson below. We highly encourage our students to continue reading these books for pleasure at home if they enjoyed the text in their DEAR lesson; our school library has copies available to borrow.
 

Around the World in 80 Days - Lesson 2

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