Art and Design at Barrington Primary School
At Barrington we believe that art is a vital and integral part of children’s education.
It provides them with opportunities to develop a range of ways in which they can share and express their individual creativity, whilst learning about and making links with a wide spectrum of different types of art in our society.
Art contributes to children’s personal development in creativity, resilience, independence, judgement and self- reflection. Moreover, it enables pupils to develop a natural sense of wonder and curiosity about the world around them and therefore links strongly to our school values.
The focus is on developing proficiency in drawing, painting, understanding colour and shade and sculpture, with the overall aim of developing a rigorous understanding, critical awareness and inspiration of art and design.
The art curriculum will develop children’s critical abilities and understanding of their own and others’ cultural heritages through studying a diverse range of male and female artists and designers throughout history.
Through their lessons and school trips, in local and national competitions we aim to give pupils a broad creative experience which will expand their artistic and cultural horizons and so ensure they have a rounded educational experience.
Our Subject Leader for Art and Design is Mrs N Wynne
Design and Technology at Barrington Primary School
Design and Technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject that encourages children to learn to think and intervene creatively to solve problems, both as individuals and as members of a team in an increasingly technological world.
At Barrington Primary School, 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. We also aim to make links to designs and designers throughout history, providing opportunities for children to reflect critically upon and evaluate their designs.
We aim, wherever possible, to link work to other disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. This gives the learning purpose and relevance to the children.
Through their lessons and school trips, in local and national competitions we aim to give pupils a broad creative experience which will expand their conceptual and practical horizons and so ensure they have a rounded educational experience.
Our Subject Leader for Design and Technology is Mrs N Wynne
History at Barrington Primary School
At Barrington we want our children to gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world.
We believe that high quality history lessons inspire children to want to know more about the past, to think and act as historians and to love History.
Our curriculum is planned to stimulate children’s curiosity about the past and a desire to know more about it. In order to achieve this, we aim to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for History, providing a broad, balanced and differentiated curriculum that encompasses British values throughout and is fully inclusive.
Through linking learning to a range of topics, we teach children a sense of chronology and through this they develop a sense of identity. We teach historical knowledge and provide opportunities for interpreting events in history thus enabling children to understand how events in the past have influenced our lives today. Our historical investigations develop the children’s skills of enquiry, analysis and problem solving.
The knowledge and skills gained in each year group in History lessons is built upon as the children progress through Early Years and each Key Stage. Our children have real life experiences and learn about history in an active and creative way. Children are given the opportunity and support to undertake challenging activities and high-quality research into history topics at every level. We embrace opportunities to link History to other curriculum areas wherever possible.
It is our intention that by the end of their time at Barrington, children have built an overview of Britain’s past and that of the wider world and that they have developed the knowledge, understanding and skills that will enable them to undertake the History curriculum in Key Stage 3 confidently and enthusiastically.
Our Subject Leader for History is Mrs J McGreig
Geography at Barrington Primary School
At Barrington, we shape our Geography curriculum to ensure it is fully inclusive to every child. Our aims are to fulfil the requirements of the National Curriculum for Geography, providing a broad, balanced and enriched curriculum; ensuring the progressive development of geographical concepts, knowledge and skills.
Our Geography curriculum is designed to develop children’s curiosity and fascination about the world and its people. We provide exciting opportunities to spark a love of geographical learning; our teaching equips pupils with knowledge about places and people, the environment, physical and human processes and use of landscapes. We want children to develop a deeper understanding of places both on a local and global scale.
Through high quality teaching, children will develop the following essential characteristics of a geographer:
- An excellent knowledge of where places are and what they are like, both in Britain and the wider world.
- An extensive base of geographical knowledge and vocabulary.
- The ability to express well- balanced opinions, rooted in good knowledge and understanding about current issues in society and the environment.
- A genuine interest in the subject and a real sense of curiosity and the world.
We want children to enjoy and love learning about Geography, not just through experiences in the classroom, but also with the use of fieldwork and educational visits.
Our Subject Leader for Geography is Mrs L Smith