Our high quality art and design curriculum will motivate, engage and inspire the pupils. This will give them the skills and techniques to be creative with a wide range of tools and media.
An awareness of colour, shape, texture and proportion are developed alongside ideas and feelings. The study of a wide range of artist, craftspeople and designers provide the pupils with a knowledge that can be built upon. They are encouraged to express themselves and be confident in their work. Pupil’s can be supported at home by being encouraged to discuss the art around them. They need the opportunities to be creative with the family at home.
Here are amazing examples of children’s Art work from across the school.
The National Curriculum for Computing can be broken down into three key areas of study: Computer Science (CS), Information Technology (IT), Digital Literacy (DL). With a changing world, focused on the creation and application of technology, we at St. Andrew’s aim to ensure all children are able to meet and exceed the expectations outlined in the aforementioned three key areas.
At an age-appropriate level, children are taught:
The computational thinking aspect of the computing curriculum is about looking at a problem in a way that a computer can help us to solve it. This is a two-step process:
1. First, we think about the steps needed to solve a problem.
2. Then, we use our technical skills to get the computer working on the problem.
Computational thinking can be developed across the curriculum in many ways such as:
Here are super examples of children’s Computing work from across the school.
Through a variety of creative and practical activities, children are taught the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to engage in the process of designing and making. Through exploration, performing practical tasks and evaluating, the pupils will gain necessary skills. These skills will help them to be successful in a technological world.
Pupils will be taught how to cook and the importance of a healthy diet. Cooking is an important life skill that enables the pupils to feed themselves and prepares them for life.
The pupils will work in a range of contexts and gain confidence in themselves. Pupil’s can be supported at home by being encouraged to develop their cooking skills. They also need to be encouraged to talk about healthy food and have an understanding of where food comes from.
Here are amazing examples of DT work from across the school.
In Geography pupils develop their knowledge of people and places to understand the physical, social and economic forces which shape those places and the lifestyles of the people who live there. Though their knowledge of the wider world is important for a holistic growth, we also encourage children to explore and investigate the world around them and further a field, comparing environments through both their physical and human attributes The children develop their skills through topics, learning to use maps to locate cities, countries, mountain ranges, rivers, seas and oceans. They also use atlases, photos and the internet to explore the environment and economics of those countries which they study. At St Andrew’s we teach these skills which they can later apply to a cross curricular topic.
We are also extremely proud to have obtained the International School Award in which are able to contact a primary school from India. In this we are able to share first hand knowledge of our differences and similarities. The children are encouraged to contact their pen pal through email. It has also given the children the chance to write letters with a purpose and audience.
Here are great examples of children’s Geography work from across the school.
At St. Andrew’s we hope to use History to help pupils understand the complexity of people’s lives, the process of change and the diversity of societies throughout time. By studying these, children will begin to form their own identity and understand the challenges of their time.
The teaching of History will inspire pupils to want to learn more about the past and should be used as a stimulus for cross curricular learning. Skills which children should develop when studying History include: asking perceptive questions, thinking critically, weighing evidence, sifting arguments and developing perspective and judgement. All children will be equipped with a chronological narrative of history from the earliest times to the present day.
If parents would like to encourage their child’s development of historical knowledge, there are many free museums in Hull’s Old Town which can be visited. Also, a trip to a local library can open up a world of History books for your child to enjoy.
To be Gold in History:
Here are great examples of children’s History work from across the school.
When teaching French, learning is practical and fun.
Children learn new vocabulary through games and quizzes. They are then encouraged to put this vocabulary into practice. For example, children will learn how to hold a conversation. Children also find out about the French culture and how French speaking countries are different. As well as French, other modern foreign language clubs are offered during school times at various times throughout the year.
Here are great examples of children’s MFL work from across the school.
Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. St Andrew’s aims to engage and inspire pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, and so increase their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement.
As pupils progress, they should develop a critical engagement with music, allowing them to compose, read and use music notation as well as listen and appraise a variety of music from different cultures and time periods.
Currently, children have the opportunity to have additional clarinet or violin lessons. In the ‘Department of Excellence’ (Years 4, 5 and 6) , children are also able to participate in the School Choir, performing as part of the Young Voices Choir at Sheffield Motorpoint Arena.
Through study of Music, problem-solving is a key integrated skill which should be apparent in every Music lesson.
Here are super examples of children’s music work from across the school.
Through our teaching of P.E, we aim to encourage children to keep active, healthy and motivated. The P.E curriculum is split up into dance, gymnastics and invasion games. Our school offers a wide range of fun extra-curricular clubs. The children have many links with the local community, including visits to Ennerdale Sports Centre and Hull FC. The School benefits from having sports and dance coaches coming in on a regular basis. Outside of school you can happily keep your child fit and active by cycling, swimming, going for walks and playing ball games.
Here are examples of our super PE skills.
At St Andrew’s C.E. Primary School, we aim to promote healthy, independent and responsible members of society. We encourage all pupils to play a role in contributing to school life and the wider community through the school POP (Pupil Opinion Party) and MOP (Mini Opinion Party) groups, fundraising events, supporting nominated charities and involvement in community activities.
We teach PSHE (Personal, Social, Health Education) in a variety of ways through the Jigsaw Scheme and as a discrete subject, via assemblies and through other subjects such as RE, History, Geography, Literacy, Maths, Computing and Science as well as through outdoor educational visits, community work and activities.
Here are great examples of PSHE from each year group.