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Galley Hill Primary School, Hemel Hempstead - Welcome to our school website!


What does your child learn at school each day? Find information about our curriculum subjects here.


The National Curriculum is established by the government, and is followed by schools throughout the country. Then National Curriculum sets out
• the subjects that are taught in school
•   the knowledge, skills, and understanding required in each subject
•   the standards or attainment targets in each subject, which teachers use to measure progress and plan pupils’ next steps
• how progress is assessed and reported.


Within the National Curriculum framework, schools are free to plan the teaching and learning of pupils in whatever way best meets the needs of the pupils.


At Galley Hill, English; Maths; Computing; Religious Education (RE); Personal, Social, and Health Education (PSHE), and French are taught as separate subjects. Other subjects, such as History, Geography, Science, Art, Design and Technology, and Music, are taught using topic work.


Galley Hill provides a variety of reading schemes to suit the needs and interests of our pupils, we believe children need to experience a range and variety of books. Our schemes include: Project X Alien Adventures, Bug Club Comics for Phonics, Phonics Books Moon Dogs, Totem and Alba, Oxford Reading Tree and Wolf Hill.


Phonics are taught using letters and Sounds phonic programme including the use of Bug Club, Songbirds, Floppy's Phonics, Rapid and Rapid Phonics.


For more information on the curriculum see our prospectus or the Curriculum Policy.

Learning to learn day. Outside learning. The whole school spent the day outside taking part in many different learning opportunities.

Learning to learn day. Science. The whole school used our reasoning framework and science wheel to carrying out science investigations. Reception investigated how a car can travel fast and which items float or sink?

Learning to learn day. Reception are using our reasoning framework to learn. We are learning about Diwali.

Great Britain Day 


As part of our school priorities, we are working on developing reasoning across the curriculum. The staff have worked together to devise our own 'reasoning framework' which we will be using the develop the concept with the children. We used our Great Britain day themes to launch some of the ideas. The children came to school dressed in red, white and blue and a whole range of exciting activities took place in classes across the school...

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