Creative Curriculum

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Creative Vision Statement

At Worsley Bridge Primary School we foster a creative curriculum through personal expression. We aim to inspire pupils’ individuality and creativity by promoting a deeper understanding of themselves, and their preferences.

As well as providing opportunities to learn about the preferences, cultures and languages of others. Pupils will be taught a variety of art forms, which allow opportunities for their personality to shine.

Through creativity we will allow all children to develop worth and dignity, motivate and engage all children in a safe, nurturing, and positive environment, advocate for multicultural awareness, individuality, confidence, and develop lifelong learners and establish positive community relationships and involvement.


Art Vision Statement

Worsley Bridge Primary School believes that the arts should be central to a well-rounded education that stimulates creativity and imagination whilst giving the child unique opportunities to develop intellectually, emotionally, physically and socially. Therefore, we provide a range of integrated experiences, carefully planned to fit in with topics, which give a dynamic focus for the pupils’ learning. We integrate the arts into the teaching of other subjects and find that this not only enhances pupils’ enjoyment but leads to better outcomes for all. 

In Key Stage 1 the children will learn to use a range of different materials creatively to design and make products. They will draw, paint and sculpture materials such as clay to develop techniques in using colour, pattern, texture, line, shape, form and space. Children will use technology to produce images. They will also learn about the work of a range of artists, craft makers and designers. All children will use a sketchbook to record ideas and observations.

In Key Stage 2 the children will learn to improve their mastery of art and design techniques by learning specific drawing, painting and sculpture techniques. They will experience using a wider range of materials. Children will use technology to produce images, patterns and decorative pieces of work. They will record their observations and ideas and use them to review and evaluate improvements.  They will also learn about great artists, architects and designers in history.

Progression in art will be assessed through the pupils’ sketch books, which pass with the child to the next year group, displays and photographic evidence.


EAL Vision Statement

At Worsley Bridge we support and to develop pupils’ abilities to communicate effectively in speech and writing in a language which is not their first language. EAL supports and develop pupils’ appreciation and knowledge of British Culture, manners and behaviour while maintaining their indebtedness to their own. EAL should enable pupils to undertake their studies in all subject areas successfully. Overall we aim for all pupils to:

  • Use English confidently and competently
  • Use English as a means of learning across the curriculum

Where appropriate, make use of their knowledge of other languages


MFL Vision Statement

Our vision for the Modern Foreign Languages is to promote in all pupils a love for languages and encourage an appreciation of their importance in a growing multi-cultural society. We aim to inspire students through academic & practical learning, which has a modern, relevant view. Our hope is that students will leave Worsley Bridge with the curiosity to deepen their understanding of other countries, cultures and languages, as well as the linguistic skills to broaden their opportunities for the future.

At Worsley Bridge Primary School we focus on Spanish throughout Key Stage 2. We believe that it is important that the children gain experiences of other languages. We aim to heighten their awareness of these through the teaching of various topics throughout the school year. European days and Inter-cultural celebrations take place to support this ethos.

 

Aims

The national curriculum for languages aims to ensure that all pupils:

  • understand and respond to spoken and written language from a variety of authentic sources
  • speak with increasing confidence, fluency and spontaneity, finding ways of communicating what they want to say, including through discussion and asking questions, and continually improving the accuracy of their pronunciation and intonation
  • can write at varying length, for different purposes and audiences, using the variety of grammatical structures that they have learnt
  • discover and develop an appreciation of a range of writing in the language studied.

PSHE Vision Statement

At Worsley Bridge Primary School Primary School, Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE) enables and supports our children to become healthy, independent and responsible members of society. Our pupils are encouraged to develop their sense of self-worth by playing a positive role in contributing to school life and the wider community. They learn how society is organised and governed and experience the process of democracy in school through the school council. We provide opportunities for pupils to learn about rights and responsibilities and appreciate what it means to be a positive member of a diverse society.

Worsley Bridge has a nurturing learning environment in which each child is encouraged to develop their full potential and where their achievements and successes are celebrated and rewarded.

As a school, we believe that children are all individuals and therefore, we aim to encourage mutual respect, responsibility and foster self-esteem in a happy and caring atmosphere. The teaching and learning of PSHE supports and upholds this vision.

The PSHE we encourage:

  • Health and wellbeing
  • Relationships
  • Living in the wider world

These provide the children with the skills for:

  • Acquiring accurate and relevant knowledge
  • opportunities to create personal understanding
  • Opportunities to explore and challenge a range of values, attitudes, beliefs, rights and responsibilities.
  • A range of skills and strategies to live a healthy, safe, fulfilling, responsible and balanced life.

PSHE deals with the diverse beliefs, values and attitudes that individuals and societies hold. They help pupils to develop themselves, their understanding of the world, and their ability to communicate their feelings. PSHE helps children to acquire British values and attitudes which are necessary if they are to make sense of their experiences within school and life itself, value themselves, respect others, appreciate differences and diversity and feel confident and informed as a British citizen.


Key Stage 2 Objectives

Pupils should be taught to:

  • listen attentively to spoken language and show understanding by joining in and responding
  • explore the patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes and link the spelling, sound and meaning of words
  • engage in conversations; ask and answer questions; express opinions and respond to those of others; seek clarification and help
  • speak in sentences, using familiar vocabulary, phrases and basic language structures
  • develop accurate pronunciation and intonation so that others understand when they are reading aloud or using familiar words and phrases
  • present ideas and information orally to a range of audiences
  • read carefully and show understanding of words, phrases and simple writing
  • appreciate stories, songs, poems and rhymes in the language
  • broaden their vocabulary and develop their ability to understand new words that are introduced into familiar written material, including through using a dictionary
  • write phrases from memory, and adapt these to create new sentences, to express ideas clearly
  • describe people, places, things and actions orally and in writing