A well-rounded programme
Our aim is to build on children’s natural curiosity and develop a scientific approach to problems. Where possible, we offer opportunities to develop skills and gain an understanding of science concepts through first-hand experience and practical work.
PE and Sport
Sport is an important part of our programme and our school teams participate in a local Football and Netball league, and represent the school during the year in Tag Rugby, Kwik Cricket, Basketball, Speed Stacking, Agility, Hockey, Tri Golf and Cross Country.
We take part in the Daily Mile scheme. This means that whatever the weather, each and every day, our pupils walk or run a mile at school.
We also receive extra government funding for sports.
The digital world is expanding at a rapid rate and we see computing as an integral aspect our pupils’ learning. We aim to give our children a broad range of skills to support and enhance their ICT skills, preparing them for life in a digital world.
Children are encouraged to use their own initiative, imagination, reasoning and investigative skills to solve problems using ICT.
Through our music teaching we engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and build their talent as musicians. We believe this increases self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. Our lessons involve pupils developing an understanding and knowledge of music by making, listening to and responding to a wide range of musical styles.
Our Singing Club is very active and takes part in different concerts, such as Young Voices at the O2 Arena, Sing Up and Carol Singing.
Art and DT
These lessons give our children the opportunity to express their creativity.
On a practical level our children become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques. We help them learn how to evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design. They also learn about great artists and designers, and the historical and cultural context in which their art was created.
The National Curriculum states that ‘A high-quality Geography education should inspire in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people that will remain with them for the rest of their lives.’
Our focus is to provide experiences that help our children develop their own geographical skills, including opportunities to study our local area. Through our teaching we encourage a sense of awe and wonder about the world. We believe that Geography can instil a sense of responsibility for our environment and help pupils think about how we can be more sustainable.
History influences all aspects of our lives. It can help children to make sense of the world they live in and develop a sense of identity. Our history teaching gives children a balanced knowledge of the past and develops an understanding of how experiences of the past influence our lives today. Our lessons range from the Egyptians and Ancient Greeks, through the Romans to the Second World War.
Learning a foreign language provides a valuable educational, social and cultural experience for all pupils. Learning another language raises awareness of the multilingual and multicultural world around us. French is taught to pupils in Years ??? – please add correct year groups.
PSHE and SRE
PSHE (Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education) and RSE (Sex and Relationships Education) give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens.
All Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities that contribute to life in school and the community.
Environmental Learning is about developing confidence and self-esteem through hands-on learning in a woodland or natural environment with trees. All our pupils are given the opportunity to take part in Environmental learning. We go out – whatever the weather – exploring the natural world and developing new skills.