Information Communications Technology (ICT)
We teach pupils to use technology effortlessly and efficiently as it is integrated throughout our curriculum. Technology becomes both a resource and a tool to explore possibilities, solve problems and to find and create information. Pupils use a range of ICT tools and information sources, such as computer software and the internet, to support their work in other subjects. They develop their research and communication skills. They learn that information needs to be accurate and relevant, and that information on the internet may sometimes be neither. Because of this, they are taught how to check the quality of information, learning how to filter good information from bad, and how to present information in such a way that suits the needs of their audience. Pupils also explore and compare the different ways ICT is used in and out of school.
Arts & Design
Creativity is at the heart of our art and design curriculum. Pupils learn to work with various tools, processes and media. They learn to coordinate their hands and minds in explorations of the visual world. They learn to make choices that enhance communication of their ideas.
Pupils develop skills of observation and learn to examine the objects and events of their lives. At the same time, they grow in their ability to describe, interpret, evaluate, and respond to work in the visual arts. Through examination of their own work and the work of other people, times and places, pupils unravel the essence of artwork and appraise its purpose and value.
The main goal of the music curriculum is to allow pupils to explore freely, create and learn music skills. Pupils experiment with instruments and listen to music from around the word. They also create music from a wide variety of instruments,
Music classes, rich in resources, give pupils opportunities for:
- Singing alone and in groups
- Playing rhythm and melody instruments.
- Listening to many styles of music
- Moving to the sound of music
Pupils are taught about the relevance of stories in the Bible for life today. They are mainly taught about Christianity, but may learn about other religions too. They are taught about the meanings behind stories and festivals, the history and development of religions and their scriptures. Teachers encourage pupils to think about their own ideas and beliefs about the life and what is right or wrong.