The national curriculum for art and design aims to ensure that all pupils:
produce creative work, exploring their ideas and recording their experiences
become proficient in drawing, painting, sculpture and other art, craft and design techniques
evaluate and analyse creative works using the language of art, craft and design
know about great artists, craft makers and designers, and understand the
historical and cultural development of their art forms.
The 2014 national curriculum has introduced a new subject, computing, which replaces ICT. Computing is concerned with how computers and computer systems work and how they are designed and programmed. Children will learn how to solve problems, design systems and apply computing ideas in real life contexts. In key stage 1 children focus on algorithms which will lead them into the design stage of programming at key stage 2.
Children will continue to use their ICT skills across the curriculum to research and present their work. Each term children will learn how to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private; they will identify where to go for help and support when necessary.
In Design Technology, children learn how things are made and what makes them work. They learn to safely prepare, cut and join different sorts of materials and to choose which material is best for the task. Children learn to design and complete three tasks each year and think about how they could improve their work further with evaluation. Design Technology helps develop problem solving skills and gives the children opportunities to work both individually and in small groups.
The national curriculum for geography aims to ensure that all pupils:
develop contextual knowledge of the location of places, seas and oceans, including their defining physical and human characteristics
understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
are competent in the geographical skills needed to:
collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
interpret a range of sources of geographical information, including maps, diagrams, globes, aerial photographs and Geographical Information Systems (GIS)
communicate geographical information in a variety of ways, including through maps and writing at length.
The national curriculum for history aims to ensure that all pupils:
know and understand the history of these islands as a coherent, chronological narrative, from the earliest times to the present day: how people’s lives have shaped this nation and how Britain has influenced and been influenced by the wider world
know and understand significant aspects of the history of the wider world: the nature of ancient civilisations; the expansion and dissolution of empires; characteristic features of past non-European societies; achievements and follies of mankind
gain and deploy a historically-grounded understanding of abstract terms such as ‘empire’, ‘civilisation’, ‘parliament’ and ‘peasantry’
understand historical concepts such as continuity and change, cause and consequence, similarity, difference and significance, and use them to make connections, draw contrasts, analyse trends, frame historically-valid questions and create their own structured accounts, including written narratives and analyses
At Summerside School Key Stage 2 children learn Spanish in Year 3 and French in Years 4,5,6
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.
learn to sing and to use their voices, to create and compose music on their own and with others, have the opportunity to learn a musical instrument, use technology appropriately and have the opportunity to progress to the next level of musical excellence
understand and explore how music is created, produced and communicated, including through the inter-related dimensions: pitch, duration, dynamics, tempo, timbre, texture, structure and appropriate musical notations.
The national curriculum for physical education aims to ensure that all pupils:
develop competence to excel in a broad range of physical activities are physically active for sustained periods of time
engage in competitive sports and activities
lead healthy, active lives.
During years 1 and 2, pupils should be taught to use the following practical scientific methods, processes and skills through the teaching of the programme of study content: