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)
In DT, we aim to provide children with a real life context for learning. The subject encourages children to become creative problem-solvers, both as individuals and as part of a team. Children will cover all aspects of Design and Technology as laid out 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.
Our Geography curriculum encourages the development for excellence with a focus for educating for life about the natural world and all its wonders.
At Paget Primary School, children learn to discuss the features of their immediate environment and talk about why processes and changes happen.
In Early Years, we investigate natural materials.
During KS1 pupils develop knowledge about the world, their locality, and the United Kingdom. They develop an understanding of basic subject-specific vocabulary relating to human and physical geography and begin to use geographical skills, including first-hand observation, to enhance their locational awareness.
During KS2 pupils extend their knowledge and understanding beyond the local area to include the United Kingdom and Europe, North and South America, Africa, Scandinavia and Greece. This includes the location and characteristics of a range of the world’s most significant human and physical features. Pupils develop their use of geographical knowledge, understanding and skills to enhance their locational and place knowledge.
Through our ambitious history education will help our pupils gain the knowledge and cultural capital they need to succeed in life. Alongside an understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. It should inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. The teaching will enable children to build on their prior knowledge, which will equip them to ask perceptive questions, think critically, weigh evidence, sift arguments, and develop perspective and judgement. Through teaching History, pupils gain a greater understanding of 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 Key Stage 1 we aim to provide openings to other cultures by celebrating home languages. Starting in Key Stage 2 we aim to give opportunities to children to help foster pupils’ curiosity and deepen their understanding of the world through exposure to different languages taught in school.
From Year 3 to Year 6, the children are taught French. This is to give our pupils the foundations for learning further foreign language taught in Key Stage 3 and equipping them to study and work in other countries later on in life.
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: self-belief, teamwork and respect.
Through our PSHE curriculum we aim to encourage pupil to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. Subsequently, they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning. They reflect on their experiences and understand how they are developing physically, personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up.
They learn to understand and respect our common humanity; diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
Through our PSHE programme we will support the development of the skills, attitudes, values and behaviour, which enable pupils to:
- Have a sense of purpose
- Value self and others
- Form relationships
- Make and act on informed decisions
- Communicate effectively
- Work with others
- Respond to challenge
- Be an active partner in their own learning
- Be active citizens within the local community
- Explore issues related to living in a democratic society
- Become healthy and fulfilled individual
- Know and understand fundamental British values
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 2007.