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Foundation Subjects and Religious Education

Design and technology, history, music, art, physical education, geography and RE.

 

The planning for the Foundation subjects is based on government guidance. Each subject is allocated time over the year and taught on a continuous or block basis.

 

Often the subjects are linked through a theme e.g. a food theme may link health education, science, design technology and RE. Throughout the school, topic work is planned to incorporate all of the subjects. As children move through the school, skills, attitudes and concepts are acquired that will be relevant in the wider world. Shoreside's curriculum has a strong bias towards developing problem solving strategies and investigational skills.

 

PSHE and Citizenship
 

In addition to the formal curriculum we place a great emphasis on Personal, Social, Health and Education. (PSHE) and Citizenship where Shoreside explicitly recognises that the children are at the heart of the curriculum. Children get most from school when they are happy, secure and comfortable with the surroundings. We believe that the development of good self-images is critical and based on feeling valued. We also believe that children have an important contribution to make to the ethos of the school and this contribution is recognised in the way that we promote citizenship.


Our Religious Education programme is in accordance with the Education Act and is broadly Christian but is not linked to any particular denomination. The school, along with other “Community” schools, follows the local agreed syllabus. As well as Christianity, children study aspects of other major world religions. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from RE lessons should they wish, following discussion with the Headteacher.

 

All children take part in a daily act of broadly Christian collective worship where emphasis is placed upon the celebration of children, their work and the common values of humanity. We seek to provide occasions which are inclusive. Parents have the right to withdraw their children from Collective Worship lessons should they wish, following discussion with the Headteacher.

 

A caring ethos underpins our whole curriculum


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