A clear progression of art and design techniques, using a range of media and materials, is the basis for our teaching. In Art, our children learn the skills of drawing, painting, printing, collage, textiles, 3D work and digital art.
- Art at Killigrew (1.55MB)
Technology impacts the lives of our children in a multitude of ways. We know that in the wider world our children will already be using a wide range of technology and, as they continue through school and into a chosen career, technology skills will likely continue to play an important part in their lives. Our computing rationale talks about the seven themes of our ‘Switched on Computing’ curriculum.
- Computing at Killigrew (1.06MB)
Design and Technology helps children to develop a variety of creative and practical skills using their imagination and creativity. It teaches children how to take risks and be creative and resourceful. It also helps them to understand the impact of D&T on their daily life and the world around them.
- DT at Killigrew (220.92KB)
The English curriculum at Killigrew is unapologetically ambitious and provides our children with the English skills that they need to be successful in later life. We teach the National Curriculum statutory objectives and extend these to offer additional challenge to all children regardless of their starting point.
- Handwriting - How to Teach (2.96MB)
- Handwriting - The Alphabet (121.69KB)
- Listening to your Child Read (308.78KB)
- Reading Information for Parents (264.88KB)
- Reading with TRUST (1,014.92KB)
- Spelling Questions for Parents (48.33KB)
- Written Reading Comprehension (990.71KB)
- Strategies to Spell Unknown Words (112.68KB)
At Killigrew, we understand the importance and value of learning another language. Children begin their French journey in Year 3 and continue until Year 6.
In French, the children learn and consolidate their skills across 4 main areas: speaking, listening, reading and writing. They also cover grammatical concepts, pronunciation and patterns and sounds of language through songs and rhymes.
- French at Killigrew (214.98KB)
At Killigrew, we believe that it’s important for children to understand where in the world they live and how this relates to other places. We teach a progressive geography curriculum that encourages children to be curious about their learning. Because we supplement our teaching with informative workshops, launch days and offsite learning, we bring geography to life. We believe it is essential that our pupils learn about the global issues facing the world today and we ensure that they appreciate the importance of working towards sustainable development goals to fight inequality and injustice, end extreme poverty and tackle climate change.
At Killigrew, we teach a highly motivating and inspiring history curriculum that encourages children to ask questions about the past and be curious about their learning. Because we supplement our teaching with the provision of informative workshops, exciting launch days and offsite learning, we bring history to life for our children.
At Killigrew, we believe that mathematics is a powerful universal language and an essential tool needed for everyday life and understanding our world. Our curriculum enables the development of our pupils’ natural fascination for mathematical concepts and enhances their ability to think logically and creatively. We teach the National Curriculum statutory objectives and extend these to offer additional challenge to all children regardless of their starting point.
At Killigrew, we want our children to celebrate their musicality and develop a life-long love of music. Through our teaching, we support our children to be confident performers, listeners and composers. We listen, explore and evaluate music from all around the world and across different musical eras. This encourages our pupils to consider and appreciate music of all traditions. Our pupils are taught how to sing fluently and expressively, play tuned and untuned instruments accurately and recognise and name the inter-related dimensions of music. This parent leaflet explores some key themes and vocabulary to support you in talking to your child about music at home!
- Music at Killigrew (222.46KB)
We deliver a high-quality physical education (PE) curriculum that inspires all pupils to succeed and excel in competitive sport and other physically demanding activities. Through constant encouragement, we motivate our pupils to try their hardest in all aspects of the curriculum and lead healthy and active lives.
- PE at Killigrew (178.57KB)
With a strong emphasis on emotional intelligence, building resilience and nurturing mental and physical health, we deliver our PSHE curriculum through six key themes that can be carefully tracked to ensure that progress is evident as the children move up the school.
- PSHE at Killigrew (262.29KB)
We teach children about the six major world religions as well as multi-faith learning activities about the role of religion in local communities. By talking about, and engaging in, philosophical enquiry, children explore their own beliefs, experience, feelings and values. We constantly make the link between our Killigrew values and the positive values of the wider world.
At Killigrew, we believe that the key driver of our science curriculum is to provoke curiosity about the world around us and the wider universe. We want our pupils to make informed decisions and feel confident to voice their opinions on local, national and global challenges linked to their science learning.