From September 2014 we are following the new National Curriculum. A copy of which can be found here.
At Key Stage 1, children are given opportunities to develop an awareness of the past, how we find out about it and how it differs from the present.
At Key Stage 2 children learn of important episodes and developments in Britain's past, the history of other parts of the world and the study of ancient civilisations.
Visits and visitors are often used to bring history to life.
Children begin by investigating their local area and learning about a contrasting area either in the U.K. or abroad. This is extended as they progress through school and develop understanding of physical, human and environmental geography linked to an understanding of globalisation. Themes include climate, settlement and environmental change.
Our children are given the opportunity to use a wide variety of tools and materials. They design, manufacture, test and evaluate their own products with the emphasis on problem solving and developing their own ideas. Children develop constructional and simple engineering skills. The areas covered include work with food, wood, textiles, graphics and construction kits
Our children are regularly encouraged both to make their own music and to enjoy and appreciate that of other individuals, communities and cultures.
The school also encourages children to learn to play a musical instrument. A variety of instrumental tuition is offered by peripatetic teachers who visit the school. Parents are asked to contribute towards the cost of these lessons. Opportunities are made for the children to share their musical experiences in assemblies, festivals, concerts and other celebrations.
Children experience a wide span of artistic activities involving a variety of media. Relevant skills are taught, matched to the growth and development of the child. The children are introduced to the work of artists, both past and present. Artwork feeds into the rich displays that celebrate our children's work and make our school a stimulating place to be in each day.
P.E promotes physical activity, fair play, honest competition and regard for safety. It develops performance of skills in dance, basic gymnastics, team games, netball, hockey, football, cricket, tennis and athletics.
In Key Stage 2, children are taught French in order to familiarise them with a modern foreign language.