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Foundation Subjects

Teaching Foundation Subjects holds significant importance at our school as they serve as integral components in fostering holistic development and nurturing individual talents. Embedded within our Christian core values, this approach not only emphasises academic growth but also promotes spiritual, moral, social, and cultural development.

From the Early Years foundations to the end of KS2 expectations, our curriculum is designed to empower children to express themselves through their areas of strength while also guiding them to overcome challenges and expand their knowledge. Here's why this approach is so crucial:

Holistic Development: Foundation Subjects such as Art, Music, Physical Education, and Design and Technology contribute to the holistic development of our children. These subjects encourage creativity, physical well-being, and practical skills alongside academic learning.

Individual Expression: By providing a diverse range of Foundation Subjects, we offer children opportunities to discover and express themselves according to their unique interests and abilities. Whether it's through painting, Forest School, playing a musical instrument, or engaging in sports, pupils can find avenues for self-expression that resonate with their passions.

 

Cultural Appreciation: Through subjects such History, Geography, and Religious Education, our children gain an understanding and appreciation of cultures, traditions and perspectives. This fosters tolerance, empathy and respect for others, aligning with our Christian values of love and compassion.

Spiritual and Moral Development: Whether through creating art that reflects their beliefs or engaging in discussions in History class, children are encouraged to contemplate their place in the world and their responsibilities towards others.

Community Engagement: Foundation Subjects often involve collaboration, teamwork and community engagement. Whether it's performing in a school play, participating in a charity event, or showcasing artwork at an exhibition, our children learn the importance of cooperation and contributing positively to their community, echoing the Christian principles of service and fellowship.