Art, craft and design embody some of the highest form of creativity. At Paget Primary School we believe that art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, create and invent their own works of art with confidence and individuality. As pupils progress, they will learn about the influence of art and artists in the modern world and within different cultures, they will think critically and develop a better understanding of Art and Design.
Our aim is to provide a high-quality computing education, which equips children to use computational thinking and creativity to understand the world. Children will have gained a deeper understanding and skills in the three main areas of the computing curriculum: computer science, information technology and digital literacy. All objectives support the development of learning across the key stages, ensuring a solid grounding for future learning and beyond.
Design and Technology (D&T)
All children will cover all aspects of Design and Technology as laid down in the National Curriculum guidelines; whilst providing opportunities for pupils to develop their capabilities, through combining their design and making skills with knowledge and understanding, in order to create high quality results.
We are committed to providing children with opportunities to investigate, explore and enquire about a range of places – from local to international. These skills will build a sense of who they are, their heritage and improve their knowledge of the world around them.
Through our ambitious history education, we will help all pupil’s gain the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. This will be alongside an understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. All teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. History will help pupils to understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change, the diversity of societies and relationships between different groups, as well as their own identity and the challenges of their time.
Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)
From KS1 we aim to provide openings to other cultures by celebrating home languages. Starting in KS2 we aim to give opportunities to children to help foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world thorough exposure to different languages taught in school. Year 3 and 4 are taught Spanish and Year 5 and 6 are taught French. This is to give our pupils the foundations for learning further languages and equipping them to study and work in other countries.
Music is a powerful, unique form of communication that can change the way children feel, think and act. Music is an international language that breaks down stereotypes and encourages diversity. It promotes children’s spiritual, moral, social and cultural education. At Paget Primary School, we do this by exposing children to a range of instruments, giving all year group’s access to Charanga and enabling whole class and elective instrument teaching.
Physical Education (PE)
At Paget Primary School, we offer a high-quality physical education curriculum to inspire all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and physically demanding-activities. This gives the confidence to ensure a wider participation in the community through interschool competitions. We go above and beyond to offer a wide range of clubs covering a variety of sporting activities for all groups of children within the school. All of this is driven by enthusiastic staff who push values through sport such as: being supportive, teamwork and respect.
Through our PSHE curriculum, we aim to provide pupils with the knowledge, understanding, attitudes, values and skills they need in order to reach their full potential as individuals and within the community. Furthermore, we want children to be able to communicate their feelings, set themselves targets, interact successfully with others, resolve conflicts peaceably, control their anger and negotiate their way through the many complex relationships in their lives today and tomorrow. Our children will use a range of resources to explore the areas taught, including the PSHE scheme Jigsaw.
Religious Education (RE)
At Paget Primary School, the aim of Religious Education is to help children to acquire and develop knowledge and understanding of Christianity and the other principal religions represented in Great Britain; to appreciate the way that religious beliefs shape life and our behaviour, develop the ability to make reasoned and informed judgements about religious and moral issues and enhance their spiritual, moral, social and cultural development. Religious Education is taught throughout the school in such a way as to reflect the overall aims, values, and philosophy of the school. At Paget Primary, Religious Education plays an important role, along with all other curriculum areas, in promoting the spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development of our children. We follow the Birmingham Agreed Syllabus for Religious Education 2019.