How we teach at Hilltop

Our approach to teaching is based on how children learn best.

Teachers use a whole range of teaching strategies to meet the needs of each child and to make sure teaching and learning is highly effective.

The content of lessons is carefully mapped, across each subject, across each year group and across the school,  to ensure the step by step build up of skills and knowledge.

We make links with what children have learnt before and build in revision and recall of previous learning to make sure it is embedded.

Teaching is engaging to motivate and ‘hook’ children in. Wherever possible, we base teaching on first hand experience.

Each child’s progress is carefully tracked using a range of assessments and children who need it are given additional support or further challenge to make sure they are all making strong progress and achieving what they are capable of.


The documents on this page give more information about our approach to teaching and learning at HIlltop. Have a look at the ‘Our learning and curriculum’ tab to see the amazing learning children do in each subject.


Downloads Date  
Teaching and learning policy 23rd Oct 2020 Download
Reading at Hilltop 04th Nov 2020 Download
Google Classroom - User Guide 04th Nov 2020 Download
Overview - How we teach at Hilltop 05th Nov 2020 Download