Curriculum

At Barton Clough we have a curriculum that is relevant, engaging and exciting. Our curriculum celebrates all skills and subjects ensuring we provide opportunities for children to become life-long learners. We focus on English and Mathematics as the foundations for all learning and are committed to nurturing young: writers, performers, readers, mathematicians, scientists, historians, geographers, artists, designers, musicians, sports persons and computer users.  Children are actively encouraged to follow their passions and be confident to have a go and see making mistakes as part of learning.

Each class has a list of enrichment activities that we incorporate in to the curriculum to enhance our children’s experience during their time at Barton Clough. These activities and experiences aren’t part of the national curriculum but we feel they are important to give our pupils the opportunity to try something different. Our range of after school activities support this by providing children with the opportunities to develop new passions and skills.

Geography

Purpose

At Barton Clough, we recognise the importance in helping children gain a coherent knowledge and understanding of their place in the world, preparing them to live in a world of tomorrow. We strive to inspire children’s curiosity to learn more about the world through our engaging and exciting Geography curriculum. Geography teaching equips 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, we hope their growing knowledge about the world will help them to deepen their understanding of the interaction between physical and human processes, and of the formation and use of landscapes and environments.

Aims

  • Know and understand the location of globally significant places, including their defining physical and human characteristics and how these provide a geographical context for understanding the actions of processes
  • Understand the processes that give rise to key physical and human geographical features of the world, how these are interdependent and how they bring about spatial variation and change over time
  • Use a range of Geographical vocabulary such as: urban, rural, human, physical.
  • Understand how to use geographical skills in order to
  • collect, analyse and communicate with a range of data gathered through experiences of fieldwork that deepen their understanding of geographical processes
  • interpret a range of sources of geographical information e.g. globes or photographs
  • communicate geographical information in a variety of ways e.g. using maps or extended writing

Computing

PE