Curriculum Organisation

The curriculum at Halcyon Way has been extended from the Kingfisher Special School curriculum to ensure that all children’s learning needs are met. Children at Halcyon Way School are working on Flightpaths 3 – 6 (from pre National Curriculum levels upwards).

  • Flightpath 1 – non-subject – Runways 1-7

Children working within Runways 1-7, at the very early and emergent stages of learning, will focus on key personalised learning through non-subject specific teaching. Children learn predominately through

  • Flightpath 2 – pre-subject – Runways 8 – 9

Children working within Runways 8 and 9, who are learning to learn and beginning to develop some independent learning strategies, will experience some subject specific teaching in early English and early Maths but still through a creative, cross curricula approach. Children learn predominately through modelling.

  • Flightpath 3 – subject specific – Runways 10 – 12

Those children working within Runways 10 – 12 will be developing their independent learning further and continuing to conceptualise their learning through subject specific teaching and learning yet within a creative, cross curricula approach. Children learn predominately through making connections.

  • Flightpath 4 – subject specific– Runways 12 – 15

Children working within Runways 12-15 will be further developing independent learning and conceptual learning through subject specific teaching and learning yet within a creative, cross curricula approach.

  • Flightpath 5 – subject – Runways 16 – 18

Children working within Runways 16-18 will be further developing independent learning and conceptual learning through subject specific teaching and learning yet within a creative, cross curricula approach.

  • Flightpath 6 – subject – Runways 19 – 21

Children working within Runways 19 -21 will be further developing independent learning and conceptual learning through subject specific teaching and learning yet within a creative, cross curricula approach.

Walt

Walt the owl is a symbol of learning used within each class to cue children into learning time. He takes the form of a hand puppet and a wooden ‘whistling’ Walt, giving an auditory cue in addition to the visual and tactile. Walt is used to help children recognise and celebrate learning. Children can be awarded Walt stickers to recognise significant achievements.