Through our Art curriculum, children are encouraged to develop their creativity and imagination. Children are encouraged to build on skills to develop their control of materials, tools and techniques. We develop our children’s critical awareness of the roles and purposes of Art and Design in different times and cultures. Children develop skills in evaluating their own work and the work of other artists and begin to understand the value and significance of Art in society. Our aim is for children to become more confident in using visual and tactile elements and materials and processes to communicate what they see and think.
Geography is an exciting part of our curriculum in which children develop their geographical knowledge. They gain an understanding of their local and global environments. People influence the area in which they live each and every day, children learn about these influences and are made aware of how this affects our environment and the way people live and work. Through the use of interactive, multimedia and a hands-on approach children develop their geographical knowledge and skills.
The aims of teaching history in our school are primarily to develop in the children an interest in the past, to learn about major events and issues that have shaped their own country and the world around them.
While following the National Curriculum, we aim to develop an enquiring mind in our children which enables them to question and discuss how and why such historical events have happened.
Children learn through a variety of resources and are encouraged to look at different viewpoints and interpretations of historical events and people that have changed our world in our recent and distant past.
All children are expected to develop a "sense of time" which will enable them to put historical events in chronological order and to develop use of common words and phrases relating to the passing of time.
Language is the basic building block to learning. We aim to foster a love of language in all its forms. Language development and communication skills are taught through a variety of planned speaking and listening, reading and writing activities across all curriculum areas. All children are encouraged to fulfil their potential.
We aim to teach each child:
- To communicate clearly in speech and writing while continuously developing and extending vocabulary
- To listen attentively and with understanding-to ask questions, discuss, explain and debate
- To read for enjoyment, showing fluency, accuracy and awareness of audience
- To develop a neat, legible style of handwriting and good standards of punctuation and grammar
- To enjoy writing for a variety of purposes and audiences, developing confidence with words