Art and Design Intent
Our Art curriculum develops creativity, challenges, engages and inspires children, whilst equipping them with knowledge about the subject and teaches necessary skills. It allows the children to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. The curriculum has appropriate subject knowledge, skills and understanding to explore and investigate, create and evaluate artwork, as set out in the National Curriculum and so will give the children every opportunity to reach and exceed their potential at Winterbourne Earls Primary School. Children will critically discuss art work with a real purpose and in relation to the wider world. Art is a unique form of expression and when displaying and sharing their work, the children can showcase the skills and progress they have made from Key Stage One to the end of Key Stage Two.
Design and Technology Intent
Design and Technology encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems both as individuals and as members of a team. At Winterbourne Earls, we encourage children to use their creativity and imagination, to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. We aim to, wherever possible, link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. The children are also given opportunities to reflect upon and evaluate past and present design technology, its uses and its effectiveness and are encouraged to become innovators and risk-takers.
Foreign Language Intent
At Winterbourne Earls, we understand that learning a foreign language is a necessary part of being a member of a multi-cultural society and provides an opening to other cultures. We aim to provide all of our children with a high quality, enjoyable and stimulating education in MFL (primarily French). This education should allow pupils to develop their curiosity and equip children for a future in a globally connected workplace. By the end of KS2, they will have acquired an understanding of both spoken and written French, the confidence to speak in French with others and to know how important other languages can be in their future.
Personal, social and health education (PSHE) and citizenship helps to give pupils the knowledge, skills and understanding that they need to lead confident, healthy, independent lives and to become informed, active, responsible citizens. Pupils are encouraged to take part in a wide range of activities and experiences across and beyond the curriculum, contributing fully to the life of their school and communities. In doing so they learn to recognise their own worth, work well with others and become increasingly responsible for their own learning.
They reflect on their own experiences and understand how they are developing personally and socially, tackling many of the spiritual, moral, social and cultural issues that are part of growing up. They also find out about the main political and social institutions that affect their lives and about their responsibilities, rights and duties as individuals and members of communities. They learn to understand and respect our common humanity, diversity and differences so that they can go on to form the effective, fulfilling relationships that are an essential part of life and learning.
Sex Education follows the guidelines offered by The Diocese and every November classes study Anti-Bullying, ensuring that frank and open discussions lead to a better understanding of what constitutes bullying and how the children can act to prevent it happening. Cyber-Bullying is also a focus for Internet Safety Day in February.
We were pleased to be awarded Silver Healthy Schools Award in October 2017 following a thorough audit of what the school does well and is rightly proud of. Mrs Carter, who submitted the audit, was very keen to acknowledge particularly the pastoral work offered by Mrs McEwan and Mrs Bravery who are part of the team continually supporting the mental health and well being of all the children and especially our most vulnerable. The breadth of PE and sporting opportunities was also highlighted, with a report on the 'Golden Mile' running project which has had considerable impact on the children's overall fitness, indicating that the rate of improvement in fitness is one of the best in the County. There is a culture of running with lots participating in The Figsbury Challenge, The Mini Marathon and even Parkrun where children from our school compete every week with their parents.