Art covers a variety of technical and creative skills including printing, colour mixing, sculpture and collage. In each of these media, children study and evaluate the work of artists, craftspeople and designers, experiment with techniques and carry out design tasks.
We believe it stimulates creativity and imagination and gives the children a chance to express themselves freely.
Art and Design is often taught as part of topic or a theme.
World War 2 collage.
Indian Handpainting during our Arts Festival Week.
Design and Technology
Biscuits designed and made by Year 4 in DT.
Design and Technology is a rigorous and practical subject that gives pupils the opportunity to study a variety of products and to evaluate their design and use.
Using the skills they have developed during focused practical tasks, pupils are able to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems.
Work is often linked to mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks and become resourceful and innovative citizens.
Learning about other countries and their cultures.
A high quality geography education inspires in pupils a curiosity and fascination about the world and its people.
Pupils are equipped with skills and knowledge about places, people and environments. They develop an understanding of the earth's key physical and human processes.
Dressing up as part of our Tudor topic in History.
In History we use a 'hands on' approach, using themed days, visits, role play and historical artefacts.
The younger children are introduced to history by studying changes in living memory as well as significant events and people.
This is extended in KS2 to studies of periods of British history, Ancient Civilisations and local history, where chronology and the notion of change, continuity and historical interpretation are key concepts.
Modern Foreign Language
Conversational and written French is taught throughout Key Stage 2 following a scheme of work.
Children benefit from instrumental teaching, composing and demonstrations and we also encourage children to develop their musical ability by performing to different audiences.
In Year 2 children learn the ocarina and in Year 4 they use a range of string instruments as part of the Wider Opportunities scheme. Lessons are also available to Key Stage 2 children in guitar, drums, keyboard, violin and woodwind.
All children take part in a range of singing activities and we provide a range of different activities and lessons which encourage children to sing and perform.
Physical Education (PE)
We aim to combine having fun, giving children exercise and promoting a healthy lifestyle. We provide opportunities for children to become physically confident in a way that supports their health and fitness with an understanding of how to compete fairly.
Our pupils develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities and learn gymnastics, swimming, games, dance, athletics and in KS2, outdoor and adventurous pursuits.
We are fortunate to have our own sports field and regularly take part in tournaments and matches with other school.
Swimming takes place at Stratford upon Avon Leisure Centre using qualified instructors.
We achieved the Active Sport mark for our provision of PE and have a sports day each year which parents look forward to attending.
Our Athletics team at the Arden Area Finals.
Bellboating at the Annual Regatta.
We aim to equip children with the skills they need to be healthy, stay safe, enjoy and achieve, make a positive contribution and achieve economic well being.
Pupils experience a variety of opportunities: role play, debate and information gathering that develop the Social, Emotional, Aspects of their learning.
Attempting a daring jump during a residential trip.
Year 2 children learning about being healthy in PSHCE.