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Personal Development

The school's curriculum extends beyond the academic subject knowledge and skills that are taught. It aims to promote the spiritual, moral, cultural, mental and physical development of the children, preparing them for the opportunities, responsibilities and experiences of later life. In spite of the challenges presented by the pandemic, the school has endeavored to maintain this breadth to our curriculum:

 

Developing Resilience, Confidence and Independence

  • Road safety guidance.
  • Home school partnership: learning reviews and involving families with home learning (introduction of Padlets to support this partnership).
  • The consistent use of learning intentions and 'steps to success', nurturing independent learners.

 

Knowing How to Keep Physically and Mentally Healthy

  • Support and guidance with mental health remotely during lockdown and in school, as part of our recovery curriculum. 
  • Personal hygiene and guidance on protecting ourselves from the virus.  
  • Virtual sports competitions ('School Games' recognition).
  • Yea rgroup sports days. 
  • An active curriculum; a key element of our recovery curriculum.
  • Outdoor learning; trained 'Forest School' practitioner.

 

Preparing for Future Success

  • Transition to secondary school programme; in-school visits, transition materials and activities.
  • Transition into the junior school; transition sessions, school visit, transition webpage, specific activities for the children to complete, including emailing new class teacher.

 

Developing Responsible, Respectful, Active Citizens who Contribute to Society

  • Class-based assemblies and virtual ones during lockdown.
  • Fund-raising activities of Year 6 children to support their 'fun day'.
  • Introduction of our new Relationships and Sex Education programme, 'My Feelings, Friends and  Family'.
  • This accompanies the embedded Protective Behaviours work the school has developed through the Taking Care Programme.

 

Understanding of British Values

  • Through assemblies and curriculum based work, such as Year 3's study of the poetry of Benjamin Zephaniah and Year 6's work on the Windrush.

 

Understanding and Appreciation of Diversity

  • Helping others - charitable work (Warwick and District Foodbank collection, Children in Need).
  • Raising awareness of others (Remembrance Day, parish council Christmas tree decorations).
  • Community events (Christmas dinner, Christmas card designs, Christmas jumper day, virtual performances, sharing virtual pantomime). 
  • Specific projects, such as the Year 4 work on caring for an animal and the associated responsibilities (cross-curricular writing activity). 

 

 

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