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PSHE/Citizenship

PSHE and Citizenship helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active and responsible citizens.

Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and the community.   They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues.

They find out about the main political and social institutions that affect their lives and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of communities.

The school nurse has regular contact with the children. Examples of areas covered include drugs education, sex education, smoking, personal hygiene and citizenship.

PE

ur school is very fortunate in having a wide variety of indoor and outdoor PE equipment.  All children have at least 2hrs a week of physical activity. We have a specialist PE Teacher who delivers 50% of our PE curriculum in Years R-6.

In addition we encourage all pupils to take part in at least 3hrs of sporting activity each week through our many additional extra-curricular clubs including netball, football, rounders, dance, athletics, cricket, rugby etc, as well as through active lunchtimes and by encouraging pupils to participate in competitions, matches and tournaments against other schools and compete in our own Sports Day held annually.

Yrs 3, 4 and 5 children have the opportunity to undertake lessons at a nearby swimming pool. We have strong links with other primary and secondary schools and often hold sports festivals to celebrate our sporting achievement.

Modern Foreign Language

Pupils learn French from Year 3 to Year 6 in dedicated weekly lessons.  Teaching techniques include whole class participation, songs, games and fun activities ensuring pupil enjoyment and progression.

Music

Pupils participate in a range of musical activities, which include singing, composing and performing.  All teachers integrate music into their topic if possible, as well as teaching a weekly lesson dedicated to musical learning.

Key Stage 1 pupils develop their musical skills through the regular use of tuned and percussion instruments. They listen to and discuss a variety of styles of music.

All Year 3 pupils learn to play the recorder; beginning to read music and performing to audiences.  Year 4 pupils all learn the violin with some pupils  increasing their skills, by playing cellos. Pupils are offered the opportunity to take individual lessons to learn to play the violin or keyboard.

Art

DT

History & Geography