Science - Science is a core subject and teaching follows national curriculum guidelines. We follow the Kent Scheme of Work alongside the Learning Challenge Curriculum. Children are encouraged to ask questions, hypothesise, devise fair tests and record experimental outcomes. Lessons encourage and extend on children’s natural curiosity about scientiﬁc concepts. Science lessons build on and reinforce previous learning experiences.
Religious Education - The following aims are upheld within the school: To encourage pupils towards an understanding of people’s beliefs, values and practices.
• To develop, within pupils, respect and sensitivity towards other people and their beliefs and philosophies.
• To provide opportunities for pupils to reﬂect on and respond to, the values, beliefs and practices of religions and philosophies.
• To enable pupils to develop their own insights. Our syllabus does not attempt to indoctrinate pupils or nurture them into a particular faith.
Computing - Conﬁdent use of ICT is vital for our children’s future roles within society. Some areas of the computing curriculum is taught as a discrete subject and is also used cross curricular to enhance learning opportunities across many other curriculum areas.
History - Children learn about life at different times and evaluate the impact of events/changes during those times in modern Britain. History is ‘brought to life’ via classroom based investigations, themed days, visits and visitors.
Geography - Through their work in geography the children develop understanding of the local, national and international environments. Children also gain an appreciation of life in other cultures.
P.E. - Children are taught and encouraged to develop sporting, gymnastic and dance skills which will enable them to take part in a variety of physical activities in later years. Wherever possible, children will also be taught the importance of developing healthy lifestyles and the beneﬁts of exercise and good food and nutrition. Children in Key Stage 2 have swimming and judo lessons.
Music - All children in key stage 2 are given the opportunity to learn a musical instrument. Children are introduced to a range of musical styles and traditions. Our school choir perform regularly outside of school for local residents and at Children of Halton Sing.
M.F.L. - All children have the opportunity to learn basic French. The children study French culture alongside language tuition.
PSHE - PSHE promotes good citizenship. We aim to deliver personal and social education that permeates all areas of the curriculum, promoting informed decision making. We work from the nationally recognised SEAL (Social and Emotional Aspects of Learning) programme.
From Year 4 we follow the local authority guidelines on the delivery of Sex and Relationships Education (SRE). Physical aspects are not dealt in isolation but within a moral framework that is supportive of family life. Parents will be invited to view all materials prior to SRE lessons.
We have the full backing of the governing body in delivery of this aspect of the PSHE curriculum.
Art & Design -
Through the design, make and evaluation processes the children are given opportunities to work with a variety of construction kits, simple mechanisms, mechanical and electrical components as well as working with a wide selection of materials, tools and techniques
Through art, we encourage the children to take a closer look at the world around them. Capturing the children’s imaginative ideas and
view-points they create a variety of their own art forms, using various skills and techniques, to provide a means of visual communication and expression.
We constantly aim to deliver the best art education for our children, we maintain effective links with a range of arts organisations to widen the experiences on offer.