At Collingbourne C of E Primary School we have designed our curriculum around exciting and interesting topics that will inspire our children and open their eyes to the world. Every term contains a WOW event that is designed to spark a real enthusiasm for learning. This page will tell you a little bit more about how and what we teach in each class.
Fox Class contains children from Reception year (sometimes called Early Years or EYFS) and children from Year 1. Here is some information about how and what we teach our EYFS children…
- Communication and language
- Physical development
- Personal, social and emotional development
- Understanding the world
- Expressive arts and design.
The curriculum is flexible so that learning can follow children’s interests, and activities are organised to suit children’s needs.
Every day children enjoy a balance of adult-led and child-initiated activities. Children learn a great deal by playing and exploring, being active, through creative thinking and by using their imaginations. Our large and well-equipped classroom provides first-class opportunities for all these things to happen, indoors and out. Playing with others develops important social skills and promotes a positive, problem-solving attitude.
Reading skills are developed systematically in daily phonics lessons and by sharing books with adults. Children learn the sounds that letters make (phonics) and the names of each letter. They learn to write accurately and are encouraged to use their emerging writing in their play. Maths skills are developed through daily teaching and practised in carefully planned activities and play situations.
Year 1 children in Fox
Hedgehog Class contains children from Year 1 and Year 2. The curriculum in Hedgehog Class is designed in a 2 year rolling programme. This means that no child will learn the same topic twice.
Here are some links to the topics that are covered in Hedgehog Class. If you’d like to know more please refer to the National Curriculum section below.
The National Curriculum
- Art & Design
- Design & Technology (DT)
- Personal, Social, Health & Economic (PSHE)
- Sex and Relationships Education
There is also more detailed information for the following subjects available via the tabs on the top of the page:
- Religious Education (RE)
- Collective Worship
- Physical Education (PE) and School Sport
We enjoy superb school grounds, including a wildlife area with a pond, a vegetable garden and even a bird-hide. These resources are used to support children’s learning about living things and the environment.
Art and Design
Art is valued at Collingbourne C of E Primary School. By creating their own works of art children develop practical skills, extend their imaginations, express themselves and build up a feel for what is beautiful. We build art into the curriculum, allowing all subjects to be explored in creative ways. Children draw, paint, print, and use textiles, clay and junk materials.
Learning about art involves an appreciation of other people’s work. Children observe the work of artists from many cultures and times, helping them to develop their own ideas in new ways. We maintain a lively school environment that raises interest and celebrates children’s achievements.
Design & Technology (DT)
Otter Class contains children from Year 3 and Year 4. The curriculum in Otter Class is designed in a 2 year rolling programme: this means that no child will learn the same topic twice.
Here are some links to the topics that are covered in Otter Class. If you’d like to know more please refer to the National Curriculum section below.
Kingfisher Class contains children from Year 5 and Year 6. The curriculum in Kingfisher Class is designed in a 2 year rolling programme: this means that no child will learn the same topic twice.
Here are some links to the topics that are covered in Kingfisher Class. If you’d like to know more please refer to the National Curriculum section below.
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In music lessons children express themselves through singing, dancing and playing instruments. They’re taught by a music specialist the important skill of listening as they hear different kinds of music and they’re introduced to their own musical past, and that of other cultures.
Children are encouraged to share music with others – to sing, dance or play to audiences large or small – building their confidence as they do. We have a school choir. Each year we put on concerts and performances, and take part in musical activities that parents are invited to.
Many children learn to play instruments (mostly guitar, woodwind and the piano), individually or in a small group.
Personal, Social, Health and Economic Education (PSHE)
Sex & Relationships Education
This is taught in age-appropriate ways as part of topic work linked to science, R.E. and Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE). We inform parents in advance when sex education is part of the programme of work for their children. Parents have the right to withdraw their child if they so wish (please speak to the head teacher).