History, Geography, Art and Design and Technology are taught as part of our Thematic Curriculum, whereby the subjects are linked together under a common theme.
Through learning about the development of Britain, Europe and the world, the children gain a knowledge and understanding of other countries and cultures. They develop an interest and appreciation of the past and a sense of identity.
In geography, the pupils develop a sense of identity through learning about the United Kingdom and its relationship with other countries. They develop geographical knowledge and understanding in physical, human and environmental geography and are encouraged to develop the ability to use geographical enquiry and interpretation.
Design technology gives the children the opportunity to develop the knowledge, skills and understanding necessary to design, make and evaluate products fit for a purpose and the practical skills to work with a wide range of materials and components. The children will develop an understanding of control systems, energy and structures and an awareness of the impact of technology and its contribution to the quality of life.
Art and Design
Art develops the children’s visual perception and the skills associated with investigating and making in 2 and 3 dimensional art, craft and design. It also develops an appreciation of art while extending visual, creative and sensory awareness and the ability to express themselves through their work. The children will develop a knowledge and understanding of art, craft and design, including the history of art, our diverse artistic heritage, art movements and artists.
Due to the nature of our mixed age structure, from Year 1 onwards, our Thematic curriculum is taught on a two-year cycle. The curriculum cycle is as follows: