The children are taught about important episodes and developments from the past. The topics covered include Ancient Greece, Ancient Egypt, the Victorians, Britain since the 1930’s, the Tudors and the Anglo-Saxons. They will have the opportunity to investigate local history and to learn about the past from a range of sources of information.
By the nature of the subject, history will not always be taught during every term but the children will experience the full range of the subject during their four years at the school.
The children will be given opportunities to investigate places and geographic themes and develop appropriate geographical skills including vocabulary, map work and the use of various sources of evidence. They will study three contrasting locations and learn about the main physical and human features, how they are both similar and yet different, how the geographic features influence the human activity, changes within the locality and how the locality fits within the broader geographic context.
The children will also study rivers, the weather, human settlements and environmental change. By the nature of the subject, geography will not always be taught during every term but the children will experience the full range of the subject during their four years at the school.
The children, working both independently and as a member of a group, will be given opportunities to design and then make products using a wide range of materials. They will be given the opportunity to combine different materials, to investigate simple mechanisms, to evaluate the quality of various products and to understand related health and safety issues.
We endeavour to encourage children to express themselves through art, craft and design, working both individually and as a member of a larger group. The children are given the opportunity to use a variety of media in developing their work and to gain a deeper understanding of art by examining the work of artists, crafts people and designers. They will learn to evaluate their own and others’ work using appropriate language.
We aim to develop each child’s physical co-ordination and skills as an individual and as a participant in group and team activities. To this end, the children will have the opportunity to participate in a variety of skill-based activities during P.E. and games lessons. We also offer a range of sports at lunchtimes and after school delivered by outside coaches and members of staff for which we levy a small charge.
The children start swimming lessons in Year 5 and have at least two terms tuition.
Children are given the opportunity to experience Outdoor pursuits at two different venues. Year 5 children spend two and a half days at Buckden Towers in Cambridgeshire and Year 6 spend 3 days at a Kingswood Activity Centre in Norfolk.
All the children have singing and music lessons, which allow them to compose and perform as well as develop their listening skills. They will use appropriate instruments both individually and as part of a small group. We also provide every year 5 pupil recorder lessons by an external teacher as part of their music curriculum. We also offer violin lessons at an additional cost.