Curriculum

EYFS

EYFS Leader - Mrs Cheetham

At High Legh our Foundation Stage curriculum is based on the current interests of children, and we aim to provide a rich, stimulating and relevant curriculum.  We adopt a thematic approach to our teaching where the children’s voice is heard, they help us choose themes and topics which reflect their current interests.

 

  

 

Mathematics

Subject Leader- Tracie Southward

Mathematics is a creative and highly interconnected discipline.

At High Legh, we believe it is essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most forms of employment.

A high-quality mathematics education therefore provides a foundation for understanding the world, the ability to reason mathematically, an appreciation of the beauty and power of mathematics, and a sense of enjoyment and curiosity about the subject.  

English

Reading

Subject Leader- Mrs Cheetham

At High Legh Primary School, we believe that reading should be a fundamental part of childhood and a skill which should be developed to support lifelong learning.

Writing

Subject Leader - Mrs Price

At High Legh we view the acquisition of language skills to be of the utmost importance, to prepare children for a literate society. If children are to achieve their full potential, they need to have the skills to communicate effectively, both orally and in the written word.

Science

Subject Leader - Mrs Forshaw

In Science, we encourage a strong ethos of developing practical scientific investigative skills, using observation, testing, pattern-seeking and classification. They use this to enhance their learning across chemistry, biology and physics. Our aim is to encourage the children to question, be curious and enquire about the exciting world around them, developing skills which they can use not only in Science, but throughout the school curriculum.

  

 

History

Subject leader - Mrs Forshaw

  Our aim at High Legh is to develop a chronologically secure knowledge and understanding of British, local and world history, establishing clear narratives within and across the periods they study. The pupils should note connections, contrasts and trends over time and develop the appropriate use of historical terms. They should regularly address and sometimes devise historically valid questions about change, cause, similarity and difference, and significance. They should construct informed responses that involve thoughtful selection and organisation of relevant historical information. They should understand how our knowledge of the past is constructed from a range of sources and that different versions of past events may exist, giving some reasons for this. Most importantly they should have fun!

 

Geography

 Subject Leader - Miss Amison (maternity cover)

At High Legh, Geography is largely taught through topic work and links are made with other areas of the curriculum where possible. Children are given the opportunity to explore the natural world and the way humans live in it, affect it and change it.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Physical Education

Subject Leader - Mrs Price & Mrs Jones

Physical Education is a vital component in the range of experiences offered to children at High Legh. This importance is reflected in the commitment to provide all children, in each year group, with at least two hours of Physical Education per week. In addition, this year we have a sports apprentice in school, to support staff in PE lessons.

 

This is how we spend our sports funding money.

 

 

Computing

Subject Leader - Mrs Price

Computing is developing all the time and rapidly changing the way we live our lives. The ability to use current technologies effectively and to apply these experiences to future technologies is therefore a vital life skill in modern society.

 

 

 

 

Religious Education

Subject Leader- Miss Amison

Learning and teaching in RE seeks neither to impose religious beliefs on children nor to compromise the integrity of their own beliefs by promoting one religion over another. Work in RE aims to develop in children an understanding of the influence of beliefs, values and traditions on individuals, communities and cultures. It seeks also to foster tolerance, empathy and sensitivity towards the beliefs and traditions of others.

 

   

 

Art & Design

Subject Leader - Mrs Jones

In High Legh art, craft and design embodies some of the highest forms of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education should engage, inspire and challenge pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As our pupils progress, they should be able to think critically and develop a more rigorous understanding of art and design. They should also know how art and design both reflect and shape our history, and contribute to the culture, creativity and wealth of our nation.

Design Technology

Subject Leader-Miss Amison

Design and technology is an inspiring, rigorous and practical subject. Using creativity and imagination, pupils design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts, considering their own and others’ needs, wants and values. They acquire a broad range of subject knowledge and draw on disciplines such as mathematics, science, engineering, computing and art. Pupils learn how to take risks, becoming resourceful, innovative, enterprising and capable citizens.

 

 

 

Music

 Subject Leader - Mrs Dempsey

 

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education should 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.