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Art

At Carmountside Primary Academy we value and are dedicated to the teaching of Art as it is one of the highest forms of human creativity.  We recognise that Art should engage, inspire and challenge pupils whilst equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art.  We intend to provide all children with a wide and varied curriculum that will provide all children with skills and opportunities that they will require to successfully transfer into all areas of the curriculum. Through teaching and learning about great artists and designers, and the works they have created, our pupils will know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our local and wider  environment.  We are committed to providing an ‘Arts Rich Curriculum’ for our children. We believe that by developing this, we can contribute to the quality of our children’s lives, both within and beyond school.

Computing

We recognise the importance of ICT / Computing across all aspects of daily life. With technology playing such a significant role in society today, we believe computing is a skill children must be taught if they are to be able to participate effectively and safely in this digital world. While developing an understanding of E-safety and the impact of social media, a high-quality computing education equips pupils to become digitally literate, ensuring they are able to express themselves and develop their ideas through information and computer technology

We expect children to develop an awareness of the digital age that we live in whilst having an inquisitive approach to its application in a safe and suitable way.

Design and Technology

Design & Technology at Carmountside Primary Academy intends to teach practical skills that are transferable in a number of other subjects, as well as the children's life outside school. The school uses a variety of teaching and learning styles that encourages children to learn to think  creatively to solve problems, both as individuals and as members of a team. Pupils are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in a process of designing, making and evaluating products. They work in a range of contexts through our Learning Challenge approach which allows for cross curricular links to be made.

Geography

At Carmountside, we believe that Geography stimulates curiosity and imagination and we aim to build upon the child’s “personal geography” by developing geographical skills, understanding and knowledge through studying places and themes.

 

Through delivery of a knowledge rich creative curriculum in geography, children learn about their local area and the physical and human features within it. They can compare their life in this area with that of other regions in the UK and the rest of the world. Children’s spirituality is deepened through an appreciation of life in other cultures and a sense of wonder and fascination with the world.

 

Geography teaching also motivates children to achieve whilst finding out about the physical world. It enables them to recognise the effect of people’s behaviour encouraging their own growth when focussing on sustainable development for the future of mankind. Fieldwork is an integral part of learning, allowing children to study a variety of locations as they progress through the school.

 

At Carmountside we aim to give the children knowledge that will stick with them in order for them to progress as they move through the school and onto adult life.

History

History is a valued part of the curriculum at Carmountside Primary School. It provides a means of exploring, appreciating and understanding the world in which we live now and how it has evolved over time, through the study of major past events, and the lives of people who have evoked significant changes to our and other societies. The study of History encourages children to aim to achieve and succeed and supports growth in children’s understanding of the past and the current world in which we live.

 

History should stimulate curiosity and capture children’s imagination and creative spark. We encourage this by providing children with the opportunity to learn in a variety of ways; including visits to museums and places of historical interest, the opportunity to develop enquiry skills, re-enactments and role play, as an integral part of the history curriculum. Children’s spirituality is also deepened through learning about past events and the ongoing impact of those today, fostering an understanding of the need for us to learn from the past.

 

At Carmountside we aim to give the children knowledge that will stick with them in order for them to progress as they move through the school and onto adult life.

Modern Foreign Languages - French

We believe that the learning of a language provides a valuable, eductional, social and cultural experience for our pupils. By learning another language, our pupils will not only develop communication skills in speaking, listening, reading and writing, but also develop an awareness of cultural differences in other countries and help equip our pupils with the skills to be confident global citizens. At Carmountside we have chosen French as it is a widely spoken language across the world and, as it is taught in the secondary schools our pupils move onto at the end of Year 6, lays the foundation for future language learning.

Music

At Carmountside Primary Academy we intend to teach that music is a universal language that interweaves through all areas of the curriculum. The principal aim is to develop children’s knowledge, skills and understanding of music, to inspire pupils to develop a love of music, as well as an understanding and acceptance of the validity and importance of all types of music. Teachers ensure that the children are able to use their musical skills, knowledge, and experiences to involve themselves in music, in a variety of different contexts.

PE (Physical Education)

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PSHE (Physical, Social, Health Education)

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RE (Religious Education)

Our School aims for 'Achievement for All', and in Religious Education we are ensuring that all students have access to high quality lessons. Here they learn about, and gain a lasting knowledge of, a range of religions and non-religious worldviews.

We explore a variety of important questions and issues and in-turn, children begin to consider their own thoughts and ideas about the world they are growing up in.

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