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LADY SEAWARD’S VA

Church of England Primary School

A Rich Curriculum

Topics

Class topics are planned around the children's interests and cover the National Curriculum objectives across KS1 and KS2. In each topic the following subjects will be covered; History, Geography, Maths, Literacy, Music, Art, D.T, Computing and Science. See our Curriculum Plans on the main Curriculum page for our current topics and coverage.

Science

Science is taught in line with the New National Curriculum. Children take part in a range of practical experiments and use their Reading, Writing and Maths skills to investigate and record their findings. Where possible Science focusses are linked to termly topics.

P.E

Physical development is very important at Lady Seaward's and the fundamental skills are taught from Reception with gross and fine motor activities always available as part of the children's continuous provision. PE lessons are taught weekly and the Village Hall is used in Winter to offer additional indoor space. We love to be outdoors and the Village cricket pitch is used in the summer and our annual Sports Day is held here.

A range of sports are on offer and we aim to enable children to try their hand at as many sports as possible including new and unusual sports. As a school we are part of the St Lukes Sports partnership which enables us to take part in Gifted and Talented PE provision and a wide range of Sports Tournaments. We also take part in Federation and Learning Community Sports Tournament with local Primary and Secondary Schools.

We aim to give children a broad understanding of sport and arrange visits to Local Sporting venues such as Exeter Chiefs to get a behind the scenes look at the world of Sport.

See our Curriculum Planning documents for an overview of this years focuses for each class.

Cookery and Nutrition

Children learn Cookery and Nutrition for 6 weeks per year in small groups of just 6 children. They learn about food hygiene, safe use of cookery utensils, healthy foods and much more. They make and taste a range of foods and get to take home their produce in their 5th session. 

RE

As a VA Cof E school RE is a valued part of our curriculum. We teach RE to all classes following the Diocese of Exeter planning. Children have time to reflect on their own beliefs as well as the beliefs of others and study Christianity and World Religions. As part of Collective Worship we attend Church every Thursday and put on Church Services for each Christian Calendar event which parents are invited to.

Each class has a display of their RE work and a prayer space. Our school hall has displays showing some of our Church Services.

 

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Music

Music is taught through our topic work and where possible whole class music tuition is available each year. Currently we have whole class Ukelele for Rockies and Himalayas.

We also offer peripatetic music teaching through Music Devon. Children can learn piano, guitar, recorder, flute, violin, trumpet, clarinet and more.

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