Additional Information about the Curriculum
We ensure all our children in KS2 that are unable to swim 25m, have the opportunity to attend swimming lessons at Liskeard Leisure Centre. The staff ensure that children are in groups which suit their swimming ability and regular assessments are in place to adjust the groups accordingly.
Personal, Social and Health Education (PSHE)
Personal, Social and Health Education is an integral part of our teaching programme and covers issues such as working together, keeping to rules, respecting each other etc. All classes touch on aspects of this curriculum area in circle time and the different themes studied.
Sex and Relationships Education (SRE)
SRE is taught as part of the PSHE programme. The school has agreed on the delivery of the Christopher Winter Project . Parents are notified before the lessons on sex education take place and given the opportunity to meet and view resources to be used as well as the content of the lessons. Parents have the right to withdraw their child from these lessons if they so wish.
Religious Education and Collective Worship
In addition to the subjects taught as required by the National Curriculum, Religious Education (RE) is taught in school in accordance with Cornwall's Agreed Syllabus.
This teaching has a strong moral and spiritual underpinning and is broadly Christian in nature, but other religions and cultures are also included.
If any parents feel strongly that they do not wish their child to receive religious education or participate in the daily acts of worship, they must inform the Head of School in writing. Alternative arrangements will be made to supervise your child during this time.
The children meet as a whole school daily for assemblies. Friday's assembly is a celebration of achievement and includes the awards and certificates. The school has a special prayer which is said at the end of assemblies.
Every other Thursday morning the school has 'Open the Book'. This is a project which offers primary school children an opportunity to hear the major stories of the Bible, from a team of Christians from local churches, who present the stories during assemblies/acts of Collective Worship. Each presentation takes around 10-15 minutes and can be incorporated into a wider school assembly, or can stand alone. It is a three-year rolling programme with an additional, but optional year of material based on Christian Values.