Our SEASIDE themes are woven throughout the curriculum, within year groups and as whole school days, themes or events and as well as enrichment opportunities for children.
All of the national curriculum subjects are taught throughout the year, as part of projects or on their own and they have progression pathways mapped through the school.
Our values and powerful learning
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Spirituality – we use the expression ‘Inside Out’ to explore how we see ourselves as unique people and our relationship with others and the world. Children are encouraged to ask and respond to ‘Big Questions’ to deepen their spirituality and flourish.
Environment – we make the most of our school setting, which is located right next to the Jurassic Coastline. We recognise through our curriculum how we can engage pupils with environmental issues that are affecting their own locality but also on a more global scale.
The Arts – we actively promote a lifelong love of the arts through a broad range of experiences that encourage us to question what it means to be human. Children have many diverse opportunities to be creators, performers and audience in music, dance, art and drama. Visiting companies frequently offer inspiration and examples of excellence from the cultural industries.
Sport and Wellbeing – we use the saying ‘Head, Heart, Hands’ to promote a life-long healthy lifestyle. Head: mental health and developing emotional intelligence; Heart: making time to reflect, appreciate our natural world and connecting with others; Hands: being physically active.
Inspirational People and Places – within our curriculum we include a range of people, (historical, recent, famous, those within our community) who can inspire our children to make a difference. We also value key places, both locally and globally, and research their significance.
Diversity – we understand that each person is unique and we celebrate our differences. We endeavour to deepen the appreciation of diversity by investigating examples of wonderful uniqueness throughout our whole curriculum. Valuing diversity in our world offers a broad and strong perspective of inclusion, people, places and relationships.
Enterprise and Technology – we recognise that our children need to be ready for the future in our dynamic, changing world. Being enterprising demands an innovative outlook and we foster creative opportunities for children to develop their entrepreneurship by employing technological and computing skills that support their new and inventive ideas.