We are very proud of our curriculum, bringing topics to life. As a school, we follow Cornerstones which enables a broad and balanced curriculum to be taught across the school. Split into half termly topics, the children are immersed in relevant, engaging and exiting themes. See our curriculum policy for further information.
Humanities - History and Geography
We aim to provide a high-quality history and geography education which will help pupils gain a structured knowledge and understanding of Britain’s past and that of the wider world. We aim to inspire pupils’ curiosity to know more about the past. We encourage children to ask questions and think critically. History supports children's understanding of people’s lives, the process of change throughout the ages. We aim to equip children 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 environments. We do this by progressively teaching geography and history skills. For a great geography site use https://www.natgeokids.com/uk/teacher-category/geography/ and for a great history site use https://www.history.org.uk/primary/resource/3620/primary-topic-websites
The Arts - Art and Design, Design and Technology & Music
Using our Cornerstones curriculum planning, we are able to provide exciting and varied art and design technology activities that link with our cross-curricular termly class projects and teaches the skills set out in the National Curriculum and Development Matters Curriculum. The cross curricular approach gives us the opportunity to expand the variety of art forms being used within school, such as drama and dance, to support learning in other areas of the curriculum. In addition, we have special weeks dedicated to art and D.T., with the final pieces being displayed in our library area. Also, each term we learn about a different composer. The 'Composer of the Term', is introduced at the beginning of each term through a special assembly and is displayed on our School Arts Wall.
Our school is registered as an Arts Award Centre and we have two teachers who are qualified Arts Award assessors (Mrs Richards EYFS/KS1 and Miss Dunning KS2). The school is also proud to be working towards achieving the Artsmark award and we have an arts ambassador from each class to represent the children's voices regarding The Arts.
We aim to provide children with enriching opportunities, such as working with local artists and exhibiting their work at local Arts Festivals. We are proud to be part of the Ignite Music Festivals and Amasing project and have given children the opportunities to represent our school in art, drama and dance workshops.
Recent Arts at Sutton Green:
- 'Happiness and memories', showcase at Storyhouse in Chester.
- Year 3 Streetdance Champions(2018/19 winning 1st place) and 2019/20
- Being part of an audience at regular M&M productions and subsequent workshops. Recent performances have included Oliver Twist and Sleeping Beauty.
- Art, D.T., drama and music universities during Golden Time and extra-curricular art and D.T. clubs
- School Choir events
For great websites, visit www.classicsforkids.com for music and www.tate.org.uk/kids for art.
As a school, we work in partnership with specialist coaches from VARA sports to deliver our PE curriculum. We provide a range of sports breakfast, lunchtime and after school clubs, run by staff and external providers. Some of which include:
We compete in local competitions held at community centres such as EPSV and UCEA, as well as taking part in 'friendly games' at local schools in netball and football.
- Alternative opportunities such as taking part in the Cross Country Series (Ellesmere Port and Neston) are held on Saturday mornings and everyone is welcome to take part.
- Year 3 are recieving specialist tutoring and will be taking part in a Street Dance Competiton, held at the Civic Hall in the Spring term.
- Swimming lessons continue for KS2, as well as additional outdoor opportunities such as KS2 residential trips, Y6 Bikability and plenty of outdoor learning across the school.
- Year 5 have received Young Ambassador and Change 4 Life training to support healthy living and the development of this throughout the school.