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English

The development of English has a pre-eminent place in education and in society in order for children to achieve well academically and in the wider aspects of life.  A high-quality education in English teaches pupils to speak and write fluently so that they can communicate their ideas and emotions to others, and through their reading …

Mathematics

Mathematics is far more than the work we do with ‘numbers’; it is a creative and highly interconnected discipline that has been developed over centuries, providing the solution to some of history’s most intriguing problems.  Mathematical skills are essential to everyday life, critical to science, technology and engineering, and necessary for financial literacy and most …

Science

Science education provides the foundations for understanding the world through the specific disciplines of biology, chemistry and physics.  Whilst at primary school these subjects are taught under the ‘science’ heading, the work we do prepares children for their studies in these areas later.  Science has previously and continues to change our lives, and is vital …

Computing

We live in a digital world, and a high-quality computing education is essential to equip pupils understanding in this rapidly changing technological world.  Computing has deep links with mathematics, science and design and technology, and provides insights into both natural and artificial systems.  The core of computing is computer science, in which pupils are taught …

History

Studying history enables children to s gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of the past of bother Britain and the wider world. History inspires pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past, enabling us to learn from these past events to help make a better future. Teaching should equip pupils to ask perceptive questions, think …

Geography

Geography education inspires pupils’ curiosity, understanding and fascination about the world they live in and its people. Teaching should equip pupils with knowledge about diverse places, people, resources and natural and human environments, together with a deep understanding of the Earth’s key physical and human processes. As pupils progress, their growing knowledge about the world …

Religious Education

Religious Education has never been more relevant, engaging or challenging as religion and religious issues feature daily in our world and events in the news. Children need to be able to understand our constantly changing world, they need to be able to interpret religious issues & evaluate their significance.  As children learn more about the …

Art

Art in all its forms embodies the highest of human creativity. A high-quality art and design education engages, inspires and challenges pupils, equipping them with the knowledge and skills to experiment, invent and create their own works of art, craft and design. As pupils progress, they begin to think critically and develop a more rigorous …

Design Technology

Design and technology is an inspiring and practical subject. Children use creativity and imagination to design and make products that solve real and relevant problems within a variety of contexts. 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 …

Music

Music is a universal language that embodies one of the highest forms of creativity. A high quality music education engages and inspires pupils to develop a love of music and their talent as musicians, increasing their self-confidence, creativity and sense of achievement. As pupils progress, they learn to develop a critical engagement with music, allowing …

Physical Education

Developing children physically is essential for them to lead an active, healthy life. A high-quality physical education curriculum not only inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities, it also establishes patterns of behaviour that become life log.  A good quality PE curriculum provide opportunities for pupils to …

Personal, Social Health Education (PSHE)

Children who are emotionally healthy do better at school. PSHE helps children and young people to achieve their potential by supporting their wellbeing and tackling issues that can affect their ability to learn. These include developing strengths in the everyday aspects of life such as managing their anxiety and the development of healthy relationships. PSHE …

French

At Yorke Mead we value the opportunity for children to learn a language which also develops other skills. Children learn about cultural awareness and may develop an ability to see the world from different perspectives.  Learning a modern foreign language can also help children in the development of their mother tongue literacy skills, as well …