Classes & Curriculum

Art & DT

Art and Design Art and design stimulates creativity and imagination. It provides visual, tactile and sensory experiences, and a special way of understanding and responding to the world. It enables children to communicate what they see, feel and think, through the use of colour, texture, form, pattern and different materials and processes. Children become involved in …

Computing & ICT

Computing has become part of the way we all work and entertain ourselves.  Almost everything we do at school now involves the use of Computing and ICT.  Through teaching Computing we equip children to participate in a world of rapidly changing technology.  We enable them to find, explore, analyse, exchange and present information.  We also help them …

English

English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society.  A high-quality education in English will teach pupils to write and speak fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others and through their reading and listening, others can communicate with them. Through reading in particular, pupils have a chance to develop …

French

In our school we teach a foreign language to all children as part of the Key Stage 2 school curriculum. We do this for several reasons.  Firstly, we believe that many children really enjoy learning to speak another language.  Secondly, we also believe that the earlier a child is exposed to a foreign language, the …

Geography

Geography teaches an understanding of places and environments.  Through their work in geography, children learn about their local area, and they compare their life in this area with that in other regions in the United Kingdom and in the rest of the world.  They learn how to draw and interpret maps, and they develop the …

History

We teach history to: Fire pupils’ curiosity about the past in Britain and the wider world Encourage thinking about how the past influences the present Help students develop a chronological framework for their knowledge of significant events and people Foster a sense of identity and an increased understanding of pupils’ own position in their own community and …

Maths

Mathematics teaches children how to make sense of the world around them through developing their ability to calculate, reason and solve problems.  It enables children to understand relationships and patterns in both number and space in their everyday lives.  Through their growing knowledge and understanding, children learn to appreciate the contribution made by many cultures …

Music

Music is a unique way of communicating that can inspire and motivate children.  It is a vehicle for personal expression, and it can play an important part in the personal development of people.  Music reflects the culture and society we live in, and so the teaching and learning of music enables children to better understand the …

PE

PE offers opportunities for children to: become skilful and intelligent performers; acquire and develop skills, performing with increasing physical competence and confidence, in a range of physical activities and contexts; learn how to select and apply skills, tactics and compositional ideas to suit activities that need different approaches and ways of thinking develop their ideas in …

PSHE

Although teaching PSHE in discrete, weekly lessons are not a compulsory part of the curriculum, we feel that teaching key skills and attributes such as team building, resilience, self-esteem and risk management consistently is vital. We want these sessions to create a safe, open space for the children to reflect on their thoughts and feelings …

Religious Education

We have a carefully structured Religious Education programme in line with the Hertfordshire Agreed Syllabus which is followed throughout the school. As a church school, we have close links with St Peter and St Paul’s Church. The Rector is a Governor and regularly visits the school and the children attend church monthly. You are welcome to attend …

Science

        Science teaches an understanding of natural phenomena.  It aims to stimulate a child’s curiosity in finding out why things happen in the way that they do.  It teaches methods of enquiry and investigation to stimulate creative thought.  Children learn to ask scientific questions and begin to appreciate the way in which …