Non-core Subjects

  • Geography/History

We teach Geography and History through a half-temly topic alternating throughout the year. Both subjects are taught through the Plan Bee scheme of work, across the year groups, to ensure progression of skills and knowledge. All lessons are tailored to the needs of each individual class to ensure all children can acess the learning. We also use knowledge organisers to establish key knowledge and to allow all children to access the learning.

  • Art/DT

We teach Art and DT through a half-temly topic alternating throughout the year. Both subjects are taught through the Plan Bee scheme of work, across the year groups, to ensure progression of skills and knowledge. All lessons are tailored to the needs of each individual class to ensure all children can acess the learning. 

  • Computing

We teach computing once a week throughout the school year. Th Kapow scheme of work is used across the year groups to ensure progression of skills and knowledge. All lessons are tailored to the needs of each individual class to ensure all children can acess the learning. We have a bank of over 40 Chromebooks and use the Google Suite platform across the school to support learning.

 

  • Religious Education & Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

As a Church of England school, we place high importance on learning from and about Christianity, in addition to other world religions. 

We use Discovery RE, a scheme for Religious Education from Nursery to Year 6 (for 3-11 year-olds), which ties in with the Bucks Agreed Syllabus. 64 enquiry modules cover Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism support the teacher to deliver engaging and challenging RE lessons with confidence. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given fresh treatment each year, developing children’s learning in a progressive way. Pupils can then also relate what they learn to their own experiences.

At our school we encourage pupils of all faiths to share their beliefs and throughout the year we invite parents and religious leaders to contribute to the life of the school.  Whilst we accept the right of parents to withdraw their children from RE, we aim for everyone to be a part of our inclusive experience.

We teach our PSHE through an excellent widely used scheme - Jigsaw. This is a taught weekly through six termly units and covers self-identity, bullying, racism, discrimination, resilience, healthy lifestyles, relationships and RSE.

 

  • Physical Education

Physical Education is a beautiful opportunity to develop the whole child. Children are entitled to a rich, broad and balanced PE curriculum. Through PE, children should develop behaviour and attitudes that will benefit them throughout school life and beyond.

 

Children should

·       experience a broad range of activities through curriculum PE time, including gymnastics, dance, games, outdoor  education, athletics, and swimming.

·       Know how to stay fit, healthy, and active and enjoy doing so, choosing to engage in physical activity and sport in their own time.

·        Learn to win and lose, support others and be supported, showing sportsmanship and good character.

·        Work as part of a team towards a common goal as well as individually improving their performance.

·        Be allowed to be creative in a range of activities.

·        Play competitively, respecting officials and other players.

·        Develop spiritually, morally and culturally through diverse activities and opportunities.

 

Quality physical Education can develop the whole child:

 

·        Strengthening thinking and decision-making skills

·        Building and increasing confidence and self-esteem

·        Developing character and resilience

·        Enhancing their commitment and desire to improve

·        Allowing opportunities for enjoyment, fun and to be free-spirited and fostering feelings of safety and security

 

Play leaders encourage Key Stage 1 and EYFS pupils to actively participate in sport by offering them a variety of fun lunchtime activities and games. Additionally, pupils from all year groups are encouraged to organise their own lunchtime clubs, resulting in a huge range of activities from cheerleading to football.  There are also a number of other extra-curricular sports clubs led by staff, volunteers and external agencies: football, multi-skills, hockey, dance, martial arts, netball, athletics, rounders and Change4Life clubs (skipping and running).  Our summer term always culminates in an exciting sports day where pupils display incredible sportsmanship and team work.

 

Furthermore, last year we were awarded the Gold Sports Mark, a government led award for acknowledging all our hard work and commitment to the development of competition across the school and into the community. Well done Quainton Primary School!

 

  • Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Our main focus of learning modern foreign languages is for pupils to develop the ability to communicate orally and to instill an enthusiasm for languages. Weekly French lessons begin in Year 3 and continue on until Year 6 through the Language Angels scheme, which ensure progression of skills andknowledge across KS2.

 

  • Music

We teach Music throughout the year using the Kapow scheme of work, across the year groups, to ensure progression of skills and knowledge. Mr De Silva will also be running singing assemblies to stir the children's love of music!

Non-core Subjects

  • Geography/History

We teach Geography and History through a half-temly topic alternating throughout the year. Both subjects are taught through the Plan Bee scheme of work, across the year groups, to ensure progression of skills and knowledge. All lessons are tailored to the needs of each individual class to ensure all children can acess the learning. We also use knowledge organisers to establish key knowledge and to allow all children to access the learning.

  • Art/DT

We teach Art and DT through a half-temly topic alternating throughout the year. Both subjects are taught through the Plan Bee scheme of work, across the year groups, to ensure progression of skills and knowledge. All lessons are tailored to the needs of each individual class to ensure all children can acess the learning. 

  • Computing

We teach computing once a week throughout the school year. Th Kapow scheme of work is used across the year groups to ensure progression of skills and knowledge. All lessons are tailored to the needs of each individual class to ensure all children can acess the learning. We have a bank of over 40 Chromebooks and use the Google Suite platform across the school to support learning.

 

  • Religious Education & Personal, Social & Health Education (PSHE)

As a Church of England school, we place high importance on learning from and about Christianity, in addition to other world religions. 

We use Discovery RE, a scheme for Religious Education from Nursery to Year 6 (for 3-11 year-olds), which ties in with the Bucks Agreed Syllabus. 64 enquiry modules cover Christianity, Buddhism, Hinduism, Islam, Judaism and Sikhism support the teacher to deliver engaging and challenging RE lessons with confidence. Christianity is taught in every year group, with Christmas and Easter given fresh treatment each year, developing children’s learning in a progressive way. Pupils can then also relate what they learn to their own experiences.

At our school we encourage pupils of all faiths to share their beliefs and throughout the year we invite parents and religious leaders to contribute to the life of the school.  Whilst we accept the right of parents to withdraw their children from RE, we aim for everyone to be a part of our inclusive experience.

We teach our PSHE through an excellent widely used scheme - Jigsaw. This is a taught weekly through six termly units and covers self-identity, bullying, racism, discrimination, resilience, healthy lifestyles, relationships and RSE.

 

  • Physical Education

Physical Education is a beautiful opportunity to develop the whole child. Children are entitled to a rich, broad and balanced PE curriculum. Through PE, children should develop behaviour and attitudes that will benefit them throughout school life and beyond.

 

Children should

·       experience a broad range of activities through curriculum PE time, including gymnastics, dance, games, outdoor  education, athletics, and swimming.

·       Know how to stay fit, healthy, and active and enjoy doing so, choosing to engage in physical activity and sport in their own time.

·        Learn to win and lose, support others and be supported, showing sportsmanship and good character.

·        Work as part of a team towards a common goal as well as individually improving their performance.

·        Be allowed to be creative in a range of activities.

·        Play competitively, respecting officials and other players.

·        Develop spiritually, morally and culturally through diverse activities and opportunities.

 

Quality physical Education can develop the whole child:

 

·        Strengthening thinking and decision-making skills

·        Building and increasing confidence and self-esteem

·        Developing character and resilience

·        Enhancing their commitment and desire to improve

·        Allowing opportunities for enjoyment, fun and to be free-spirited and fostering feelings of safety and security

 

Play leaders encourage Key Stage 1 and EYFS pupils to actively participate in sport by offering them a variety of fun lunchtime activities and games. Additionally, pupils from all year groups are encouraged to organise their own lunchtime clubs, resulting in a huge range of activities from cheerleading to football.  There are also a number of other extra-curricular sports clubs led by staff, volunteers and external agencies: football, multi-skills, hockey, dance, martial arts, netball, athletics, rounders and Change4Life clubs (skipping and running).  Our summer term always culminates in an exciting sports day where pupils display incredible sportsmanship and team work.

 

Furthermore, last year we were awarded the Gold Sports Mark, a government led award for acknowledging all our hard work and commitment to the development of competition across the school and into the community. Well done Quainton Primary School!

 

  • Modern Foreign Languages (MFL)

Our main focus of learning modern foreign languages is for pupils to develop the ability to communicate orally and to instill an enthusiasm for languages. Weekly French lessons begin in Year 3 and continue on until Year 6 through the Language Angels scheme, which ensure progression of skills andknowledge across KS2.

 

  • Music

We teach Music throughout the year using the Kapow scheme of work, across the year groups, to ensure progression of skills and knowledge. Mr De Silva will also be running singing assemblies to stir the children's love of music!