Other Curriculum Subjects

curriculum-subjects

Religious Education

Religious Education is taught in line with the Children Leeds Agreed Syllabus. Wherever possible we teach the subject thematically. This means children learn about all religions (and that some people choose to have no faith) based around a theme, which could be Festivals, Buildings or Special Books. Teaching in this way helps children to compare and consider everybody, ultimately leading to greater understanding and respect. We in no way promote a particular religion. Parents have a statutory right to withdraw their children from Religious Education and assemblies.

Personal, Social & Health Education

Kippax Greenfield Primary School is a happy and healthy place to learn. Our Personal, Social and Health Education is a holistic programme covering safety (inc e-safety) relationships, management of feelings, healthy eating and exercise, drugs education, growth and change, community and participation and Sex and Relationship Education (SRE). Where appropriate we teach PSHE through our inquiry curriculum.

Sex and Relationships Education starts with simple family relationships in Reception and Key Stage One, relationships are discussed throughout the primary years. As they get older children learn about aspects of puberty and reproduction.

It is generally accepted that children become ‘educated’ about sexual matters from a very early age. They receive information (either explicitly or implicitly) from family, peers, the media and the general values and attitudes they encounter in society. This approach can lead to misconceptions. There are many advantages of school-based SRE. It provides a structured programme matched to the ages and development stages of pupils. It can combat ignorance and fear and clarify existing knowledge by providing accurate information. It can provide opportunities to discuss feelings, emotions and attitudes in a safe, non-threatening situation. It can also help to create a natural attitude towards sexuality and to develop the skills needed to manage relationships. By providing opportunities to exchange ideas, it can promote tolerance and understanding of others. The sharing of ideas can contribute to the development of values and a personal sense of morality.

We are fully aware of the moral, legal, cultural and ethnic dimensions of the subject and the importance of parents’ / carers’ views in relation to SRE is well recognised. Information regarding the structure of the lessons and materials available and the school’s policy is always available for any parent to view. Parents / carers have the choice of withdrawing their children if considered necessary – we always advise parents in advance when issues of a sensitive nature are being covered.

IT and E-safety

At Kippax Greenfield Primary School our computing curriculum is designed to for our pupils to become digitally literate. They will be able to use, express themselves and develop their ideas through, information and communication technology, at a level suitable for future workplace and as active participants in a digital world. A core area of our computing curriculum is computer science, in which pupils are taught the principles of information and computation, how digital systems work and how to put this knowledge to use through programming. Building on this knowledge and understanding, pupils are equipped to use information technology to create programs, systems and a range of content. E-safety is taught both discretely and through our Inquiry curriculum. Pupils are taught to use technology safely and respectfully, keeping personal information private. They are taught to recognise acceptable/unacceptable behaviour and know a range of ways to report concerns about content and contact.

Modern Foreign Languages

As part of our school vision for our children to be active global citizens, they all learn to speak, listen to, read and write in the French language. Although it is not compulsory, we begin this learning in Key Stage One with listening to and singing songs and rhymes and saying simple words and phrases. In Key Stage Two this progresses to engaging in conversations, giving opinions, broadening their vocabulary and writing sentences all within themes such as shopping, the weather or being at school.