The world of Science is a magical one for children. Through the science curriculum we stimulate and challenge childrenâ€™s curiosity about the world around them. Great emphasis is placed on hands on exploration and scientific investigation to encourage enquiring minds and enjoyment in discovery. Activities are carefully designed to encourage children to work collaboratively and to make learning vivid, real and exciting.
We have extensive ICT facilities enabling technology to be purposefully integrated throughout the curriculum. Children are taught essential skills around areas such as word processing, data handling and graphic design. Children are actively encouraged to apply these to enhance their learning throughout the curriculum. We are proud to develop their technical competence, creativity and ability to solve problems through exciting multi-media projects, podcasting and film.
Children of all ages are given a rich variety of opportunities to develop personal excellence and enjoyment of this subject. We enjoy close links with the Blackpool Music Service and offer an extensive range of extra-curricular activities including instrumental tuition, drama and choir. Our talented musicians perform regularly throughout Blackpool and beyond.
An excellent programme of physical education, including an extensive range of extra-curricular sporting activities, keeps children active, fit and healthy. Our greatly enhanced facilities include an indoor sports hall, expansive playing fields, a purpose built all weather outdoor multi-use games court and exciting trim trails in both playgrounds. In addition, the school utilises swimming facilities at a local pool. Children in Year 6 have the opportunity to experience outdoor adventure pursuits during an activity holiday.
Through the study of humanities we aim to develop childrenâ€™s interest and understanding of the world in which they live, a sense of time and the impact of change. A hands-on, skilled based investigative approach, greatly enhanced by visits and visitors brings the curriculum to life, empowering them to explore the world and discover its hidden secrets for themselves.
In Design Technology we challenge our children to apply their knowledge and skills to solve practical problems. Collaborative group work underpins our approach as children move from investigating and exploring materials to developing and testing their own designs and prototypes.
Through Art we aim to stimulate childrenâ€™s creativity and imagination. Children are encouraged to become visually perceptive and through a wide and varied range of art, craft and design experiences are encouraged to develop their own artistic skills and talents. Artists in Residence and visits to art galleries broaden and enrich childrenâ€™s learning, giving each child a chance to shine.
Modern Foreign Languages
We offer French as part of the weekly curriculum for children in Y3 upwards. Children are encouraged to develop their skills through a variety of practical, oral fun activities.
The development of personal and social skills is also given high priority, with children encouraged to work collaboratively, to take on roles of responsibility and to show self-discipline, perseverance and a positive attitude. It is seen as central to the education of our children and permeates the whole curriculum.
Crossâ€“curricular themes contribute to personal and social development as do pastoral care, organisation of the school and the quality of relationships between all members of our school community.
Our philosophy of emphasising the talents, skills and positive achievements of children does much to develop self-confidence and a positive self-image, essential to learning and to personal growth.
Sex & Relationships
Sex Education is delivered through the science curriculum and through personal, social and health education. We aim to help children cope with the emotional challenges of growing up and give them an elementary understanding of bodily changes and reproduction. The subject is handled sensitively as children progress through school and is presented in a caring, moral and family orientated framework. All discussions take place in a manner appropriate to the age and maturity of the children. Specific teaching is given to children in Year 6 by the school nurse when video resources, specifically designed for primary aged children are available.
Parents are kept fully informed and may, upon written application, withdraw their child from these lessons.