HISTORY is taught through a cross-curricular approach on a two-year rolling programme. At Key Stage 1, the emphasis is placed on the child’s own experiences and in Key Stage 2, they are expected to find, assess and evaluate historical evidence in relation to their topic work.
GEOGRAPHY is also taught through a cross-curricular approach on a two-year rolling programme. At Key Stage 1, children are encouraged to develop their own sense of place in relation to the wider world. At Key Stage 2, pupils begin to develop key skills such as mapping, topography and the influence of humans on the environment.
INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY is an integral part of both teaching and learning, interactive white boards and laptops are used across the whole curriculum with the aim of enabling children to make use of information technology in collecting and handling information, and in presenting their work.
PHYSICAL EDUCATION: By experiencing a wide variety of activities the children will have the opportunity to:
- Develop physical competence and acquire a variety of skills
- Recognise artistic and aesthetic understanding within and through movement
- Establish physical confidence and enhance self-esteem
- Cope with success and failure in both competitive and co-operative physical activities
Swimming is based at The Lighthouse in Tytherington and pupils from Year 1 are taken on a weekly basis from January through to the end of the summer term.
We take part in a range of sport festivals in connection with Frome Community Learning Partnership (FCLP) and Somerset Schools which enables the pupils to meet children from other Frome Schools.
French is taught to pupils in Years 2, 3, and 4. Emphasis is placed on having fun with language, and activities can include setting up a French Café or going shopping. This is an important aspect of cultural development and understanding.
PERSONAL, SOCIAL, HEALTH AND ECONOMIC EDUCATION AND CITIZENSHIP: We aim to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of all pupils to prepare them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of adult life.
SEX EDUCATION: The content of the Sex Education Syllabus is drawn in accordance with the Local Authority’s guidelines and with the approval of the school governors. Sex Education is delivered informally as part of our teaching on Health, Personal and Social Education and National Curriculum Science. Staff will respond sensitively and appropriately to any enquiries from the children.
RELIGIOUS EDUCATION AND THE DAILY ACT OF WORSHIP: The school’s Religious Education Policy has been drawn up in accordance with the Local Authority’s non-denominational Agreed Syllabus and the Daily Act of Worship is designed to reflect this country’s Christian tradition. It is, however, intended that our pupils should gain awareness and understanding of other religions. The 1988 Education Reform Act allows parents to withdraw their child from RE and the Daily Act of Worship. Any parent wishing to do so is asked to make a written request to the Head Teacher.